Dirk Knemeyer

Facebook’s ascension

Don’t get me wrong: Facebook is on an upward trajectory that will continue going up long before it starts to go down again. Yet the claim that this reflects the ascension of social networking is ignoring an entire decade of

Microsoft’s decline and Google’s Rise III

Where does Google go from here? Unlike Apple and Microsoft, whose apexes are almost certainly in the past, Google’s peak has yet to come. While they may still face as many failures as they do successes – can they truly

Internet addiction and politics

I want to focus on what I see as a clear byproduct of [Internet Addiction Disorder]: the degree to which we turn off our brains and become increasingly passive, disengaged, and numb when we are online. I’ve observed this in