Let’s imagine, for a minute, a world in which App.net is successful. App.net is filled with people who understand the value of buying a product to preserve their privacy. “Members” pay $50 a year to enjoy a platform where they, not advertisers, are in control of their data. These are the people who are startup-literate, technically competent and probably well educated. Meanwhile, everyone else is on, let’s say, Facebook. Initially, I’m reminded of the split …
I'm Tess Rinearson, a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.
In the past, I attended the University of Pennsylvania (for a year) and worked at Microsoft (for a summer) and Valve Software. (for a different summer). Somewhere in between all of this, I worked at CloudMine (for a semester) and went to a lot of hackathons.
I like to write about a lot of things. I write especially regularly on tech and feminism--sometimes at the same time.
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How to Reinforce Impostor Syndrome (September 2012)
On Technical Entitlement (June 2012)
How to Get a Kickass Internship as a High School Student (August 2012)