Weekly Geekery


It’s time to shut down the comments section. And all the writers around the world rejoice.

Jerkology 101: The science of sorting out your social life.

E-books you can fold.

Techy the Slate writer says, “Only you can prevent the viral lies.”

The Internet is making your Ph.D. in English irrelevant. Or so argues The New Republic.

Laptops kicked out of the classroom? Now all the teachers rejoice.

Viral communication isn’t as democratic as you think.

Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →