Why Twitter Was Too Slow to Stop Trolls

Twitter often comes under attack for the social media platform’s seeming inability or unwillingness to deal with online trolls. Since 2012, there has been a big push towards tackling this problem, as seen with current CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweet, Twitter’s abuse policy updates and former CEO Dick Costolo’s statement regarding the issue of abuse and … 

 

Taxes Suck: What We’re Paying Into and Why

Taxes suck. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, we can at least agree on that much. The difference is whether or not we believe they are a necessary evil. Here’s the thing though: the economic system in the U.S. doesn’t incentivize fair or equitable tax codes, and in essence helps the rich stay … 

 

Changing the World: 5 New Technologies Revealed at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual film, interactive media and music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas each March, revealed a number of new technologies that have the potential to change the way we function on a daily basis. From artificial intelligence to entertainment, it seems that every echelon of society stands to benefit … 

 

We Give Uber Our “Bad Corporate Behavior” Award for March

Back in the fall, we gave our Bad Corporate Behavior award to Samsung. This month, we’re tackling a company that just can’t seem to stay out of the headlines: Uber. From connections to President Donald Trump’s advisory board to accusations of sexism and harassment, Uber has weathered a fair share of criticism as of late. … 

 

Pop Culture Sucks: Why Coca-Cola and Pepsi Keep Selling Us Happiness

First came Coca-Cola’s “Taste the Feeling” pool boy ad and now Pepsi’s much buzzed about Kendall Jenner “protest” ad—it seems like soft drink companies can’t help but capitalize on social justice issues to try and turn a profit. Coca-Cola’s ad depicts a mother, daughter and son falling for the same conventionally attractive pool boy. Pepsi …