Think of the Internet

Ilana M. Gershon (Indiana): Un-Friend My Heart: Facebook, Promiscuity, and Heartbreak in a Neoliberal Age. Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard): Will the Web Break? Every online scam begins more or less the same — a random e-mail, a sketchy attachment — but every so often, a new type of hacker comes along; is he following your every move? In search of serendipity: It means more than a happy coincidence, and it's under threat from the internet. Could the Internet ever be destroyed? The coming threats to the global Internet could take many forms. LiveJournal, one of the web's most popular early blogging sites, is launching a comeback in the US (and more). Kim Dotcom, Pirate King: Is Megaupload's founder a criminal mastermind, or the world's most entertaining scapegoat? The Great and Powerful Reddit: How the site went from a second-tier aggregator to the Web’s unstoppable force. Who sent that sex-toy e-mail? Robert McMillan on your friendly Chinese spamufacturer. Wolfram Alpha Pro’s creator wants his “computational knowledge engine” to appeal to more than math and science enthusiasts. Does it make sense to think of the Internet as a “place” that might be “policed” in some comprehensive way, as by a town sheriff?