Since Facebook announced a new policy trying to make people use their real name on the social network, there has been quite a blowback from people like musicians, artists, and members of the LGBT community who use pseudonyms on the site for artistic purposes or to protect their real identities.
One company is reaping the benefits of Facebook's "real name" stance and making a name for itself in the process. A social network called Ello, with some New England roots, has generated a ton of buzz over the past few days as people have inundated the site with invitation requests. The descriptor some are giving to the site: the "anti-Facebook." Read Moresocial studiesHow MIT's 'Reddit for Credit' course came to be
This week, MIT's Chris Peterson, the architect of the "Reddit for Credit" course opened up to Motherboard about why and how he started the hugely popular comparative media studies course for undergrads at that tech school. Yes, there's a lot of Reddit-watching. But that's not all.