Tech Companies are Media Companies and Vice Versa. This point needs to be reiterated more often.
The Local-Global Flip, Or, “The Lanier Effect”. Absolutely fascinating interview. Two technologies on the cusp of going mainstream: self-driving cars and (dis)assembling robots. Also, technological efficiencies tend to have a positive benefit to the already wealthy (you save more money) but a negative benefit to the already middle-class or poor (you don’t have any money to begin with). What do we do when machines can do it better?
Newspapers are technology companies, and more of them need to start acting that way.
But all of these proprietary networks that want to own and hold in your content are reversing much of the web’s progress in some other areas, such as the durability and quality of online identity.
If you care about your online presence, you must own it.
Sadly, most people don’t care about giving control of their online identity to current or future advertising companies.
But there will always be the open web for the geeks, the misfits, the eccentrics, the control freaks, and any other term we can think of to proudly express our healthy skepticism of giving up too much control over what really should be ours.
Marco Arment — Own your identity. Amen.
We need a digital call to arms to throw out the British.
P.S. Reeder for Mac is now available for purchase in the Mac Appstore. Totally worth the ten bucks.
Their sense of identity is profoundly broken.
On The Network Manifesto. Ten reasons why the internet isn’t as bad as traditional media wants us to think it is. My favorite: “People make the internet what it is. If you don’t like it, make it better.”
240 days later, The New York Times is still trying to implement Edit Flow/Assignment Desk for The Locals. Deploying WordPress plugins shouldn’t be this difficult.
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