Gothamist and DNAinfo Have Shut Down

If you read local New York City news online, you have lost two resources. Gothamist and DNAinfo, two of the most popular sites for New Yorkers and people who are just curious about New York City, closed after employees voted to join a union.  Other regional sites owned by publisher Joe Ricketts, including SFist, have also shut down. Mr. Ricketts has posted negatively about unions on his blog, and a link to an anti-union blog post appears below. There’s also a link to a New York Times article on the closure.  The Times article lists names of other, extant NYC news sites, in blue text.  Click … Continue reading Gothamist and DNAinfo Have Shut Down

Online Selfishness

If you’ve ever had to use free public computers, you know about being treated like dirt. For ten years, I relied on library computers.  I minded my own business, but couldn’t steer completely clear of trouble — or at least the icky feeling of sitting next to someone who was looking at XXX material. I didn’t keep track of how often I averted my eyes.  Online porn tends to be in vivid color, and when you see it out of the corner of your eye it gets your attention whether you like it or not.  If you don’t like it … Continue reading Online Selfishness