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Amanda Menking

Amanda Menking is a PhD student at the University of Washington's Information School. She's currently exploring gender dynamics and gender-based hostility in online communities. Amanda is a collaborator with the Social Media Lab at UW, and she's also a Wikimedia Foundation Individual Engagement Grant recipient. Prior to starting her PhD, she taught high school and community college and worked in software for almost five years. Amanda is interested in...everything.

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Happy Friday. Click This. Hacked.

The history of the word “hack” dates back to the 1200s when it first appeared as a verb meaning “to cut with heavy blows in an irregular or random fashion; to cut notches or nicks in; to mangle or...

July 31, 2015

Happy Friday. Click This. Plastics.

Happy Friday! This week, we celebrate plastic. Much loved, lauded, and despised, plastic has revolutionized how we ship and store products, design medical and surgical devices, reduce the weight of ships, planes, and automobiles, and create virtually indestructible items.Plastics...

July 10, 2015

Happy Friday. Click This. Independence Day.

Happy Friday! In celebration of Independence Day, we’ve curated a collection of links related to ideas, practices, and products born in the USA.“America is the greatest engine of innovation that has ever existed, and it can't be duplicated anytime...

July 2, 2015