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A Lonely Plea: ‘Anybody Need a Grandma for Christmas?’

A Lonely Plea: ‘Anybody Need a Grandma for Christmas?’

A woman from Tulsa, Okla., with no place to go for the holidays became a painful reminder of the isolation felt by many older Americans. A man in Tulsa took a screenshot of this Craigslist ad and posted it on Facebook on Dec. 11 with the hashtag “FINDGRANDMA.”Credit...CraigslistThis month on Craigslist, tucked among ads for…
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News

The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News

What would it take to make Silicon Valley’s biggest discussion forum a more thoughtful place?The question facing Hacker News is whether the site’s original tech-intellectual culture can be responsibly scaled up to make space for a more inclusive, wider-ranging vision of technology.What would it take to make Silicon Valley’s biggest discussion forum a more thoughtful…

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LinkedIn gets physical, debuts Events hub for people to plan in-person...

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social network for the working world with around 650 million users, is known best as a place where people connect with each other online either to build work connections, for recruitment, or for professional development. Now, the company is taking a step to bring its networking features into the physical world: the…

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