The 'Yelp For People' App Is A Terrible Idea That Won't Go Anywhere

A story went viral last night about an upcoming smartphone app named “Peeple,” which bills itself as being like the popular review service Yelp, except for humans instead of bars and restaurants. People are horrified by this idea. I don’t think we need to worry, though, because I seriously doubt much will come of it. »10/01/15 5:55pm10/01/15 5:55pm

An Open Letter to New York Comic-Con: Protect Our Secret Identities!


Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why… »10/15/13 7:21pm10/15/13 7:21pm

Why Didn't Anyone Use Facebook or Twitter on the Xbox 360? In a Word, Screenshots.

I am an inveterate Twitter-er, with the second-most Tweets of anyone on Kotaku's staff. I'll interrupt a game to bash out a 140-character punchline to something that just happened or occurred to me in one. It's just my nature. After locking myself out of my bathroom and resolving the matter by literally kicking down… »10/20/12 5:30pm10/20/12 5:30pm