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Aug
17
Twitter's faceless accelerants

Twitter's faceless accelerants

Social media mobs do what mobs have always done: give the masses the feeling of power.
1 min read
Jul
27
Tumblr has transformed into a brand-safe zombie of its former self

Tumblr has transformed into a brand-safe zombie of its former self

An interview with a Verizon suit makes it clear that Tumblr is a hollow shell of what it once was. What does this say for the experimentation the web once offered?
4 min read
Jul
15
When A Trump Troll Is Outed

When A Trump Troll Is Outed

Talking of trolling, the New Yorker published an interesting piece by Adrian Chen, looking at what happened when a pro-Trump
1 min read
Nov
14

Why "real names" commenting isn't a panacea

Cory Doctorow explores the disaster that YouTube’s switch to Google+ commenting has been: The promise of G+ in the
1 min read
Jun
18

The Times vrs NightJack: Destroying Journalists' Reputation

I think that it’s absolutely despicable that a journalistic operation did this. The “public interest” figleaf they’re using
Dec
12

Le Web 3 '07: Jason Calacanis on Spam Pollution

Google is starting to smack down spam, but it’s still an issue – affiliate links.  Calacanis had some suggestions for
1 min read