Michaela Smiley (Thayer)

Deep Dives

Hello, I’m Your Election: Speculative Fiction by Genevieve Valentine

Mozilla invited science fiction and fantasy author Genevieve Valentine to describe elections in the future, given advances in technology we...

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What is microtargeting and what is it doing in our politics?

The rise of the digital media ecosystem – with internet search engines, over-the-top video services, social media networks, and web-based...

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Misinfo Nation

In today’s media climate, it’s becoming harder and harder to tell what’s real and what isn’t. We’re bombarded daily with...

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5 things you can do to counter misinformation

A decade ago, we elected our first “social media politicians,” and we had hope that the internet would enable more...

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Candidate Y: Speculative Fiction by Malka Older

Mozilla invited speculative fiction author Malka Older to describe elections in the future, given advances in technology we see every...

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Why Fair Elections Require Responsible Tech

For democracy to thrive in the internet era, we need technology that respects rules and privacy. One of my favorite...

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Social Media, Social Lives: Teens Dish on Everything from Cyberbullying to Digital Distraction

In our latest research, teens dish on everything from cyberbullying to digital distraction and share good news about how social...

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Why We Need More (and Better!) Research on Kids and Tech

News about gaming disorders, depression linked to social media use, and the right amount of screen time can leave parents...

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From being the “only” to “your whole self” at work: Inclusion, not just Diversity, at Mozilla

What’s it like to be the “only”? Well, it can feel pretty awful. I can remember walking into a room...

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Human Connection, Technology, and the Future

“I’m waiting on a train platform in Tokyo with a colleague. Commuters stand around me waiting, staring at their phones...

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Relationships and Technology: It’s Complicated

In June, Mozilla sponsored live storytelling events in partnership with The Moth (they run great storytelling events all over the...

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Firefox

The Attention Economy to the Addiction Economy

Much has been said about the attention economy. Gamification. Tech addiction. But what happens when those things combine and form...

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