The Virality Paradox

Damon Centola thinks the contemporary wisdom about how behavior spreads is missing something fundamental—and that may be why mindless trivialities crowd out civic engagement. Can anything be done? He has an idea or two.

Across the Borderline

Building on the international connections of “the most networked man in the world,” the new Center for Global Communication Studies is exploring the vast and tangled web of global media.

The Good Citizen

When asked why he gave, the late Walter Annenberg—Penn’s largest benefactor, who for years headed the list of Most Generous Americans—always said, “Because it’s the right thing to do.”

Making Their Voices Heard

Heard An Annenberg School-sponsored program designed to use the Internet to help public high-school students learn about the Philadelphia mayoral primary surprised everyone—including the program’s creator.