Your Facebook Wall, Circa 1935

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Either Facebook or the worse texting plan ever.   [Read more...]

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#NetNeutrality Needs to Be Done The Right Way

I wrote some random thoughts about net neutrality last week, and now my commentary for the National Catholic Register is online. Here’s how it begins: Net neutrality is the foundation of a free and open Internet, yet implementing it correctly and legally has been a serious challenge. The idea of net neutrality is simple: An [Read More...]

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Should We Be Panicking Over #NetNeutrality Rules?

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No. Stop that already! We’re panicking entirely too quickly and too much about everything. Just relax, pour yourself a bourbon, watch some Rockford Files on Netflix, and chill the heck out. I wrote an analysis piece for the National Catholic Register about the FCC’s move to implement net neutrality rules which can be read here, before the FCC [Read More...]

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Five Catholic Things to Listen to on Spotify

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Spotify has a pretty deep archive, but its poor tagging and search features make it difficult to burrow into the more obscure corners and find the weird stuff hidden below pop songs and other junk. Here are five things that may be of interest to Catholics. Pope John Paul II: Mass in English is not a [Read More...]

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Facebook Offers Something Useful

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I didn’t put “for a change” in the headline, but it’s implied. After a disaster, phone lines can be stressed to breaking by people checking on loved ones. Now, Facebook offers Safety Check, so people can alert loved ones to how they’re doing following a disaster, and others can check on the status of friends [Read More...]

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The Synod on The Family and Technology

The issue of communion for the divorced and remarried has occupied so much attention in the run-up to the Synod on the Family that the many other topics addressed in the working document are being largely ignored. One issue was how technology effects the family, and I addressed it in two pieces: Tech Addiction: Technology & [Read More...]

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Being Catholic Online

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Internet Catholicism has been a true boon for me. As someone who works at home, it plugs me into a network of people who share my faith and help me figure it out and build it up. It will take years to understand its true impact as an evangelization tool, but I think it’s an important [Read More...]

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Google Tip Leads to Pedophile Arrest

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Last year, Google committed to reducing the flow of child porn through their services, adding 200 full-time staff to the task of building complex algorithms to scan for certain images and slashing pedophile sites from their search engine. Although Google is particularly diligent in their efforts, they are also just following the law designating ISPs as mandated reporters who have [Read More...]

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