Why Everything Sucks, Why That’s Awesome, and How It’s Changing Us

Why Everything Sucks, Why That’s Awesome, and How It’s Changing Us

Derek Powazek is writing intelligent things again.

Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

"One of the most important things you learn from the internet is that there is no 'them' out there. It's just an awful lot of 'us'."

Spring cleaning — 12 things the world should toss out

Spring cleaning — 12 things the world should toss out

"Once an enjoyable thing becomes a meme, we stop enjoying the thing for its own sake, but consume and regurgitate our enjoyment of it as a symbol of hipness, as if to say: "I am aware of this thing's popularity — therefore I, too, exist!""

Inside WikiLeaks’ Leak Factory

Inside WikiLeaks’ Leak Factory

Interesting portrait of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, the main guy behind it.

A real person, a lot like you

A real person, a lot like you

That's the one reason why I like the internet. All the technology in the world, all the APIs and whatnot – in the end, it's about people. And the people are right there, behind their little screens, living their lives, having their hopes and dreams.

Cultivated Play: Farmville

Cultivated Play: Farmville

"So we cannot simply dismiss video games and Facebook as mere ‘wastes of time.’ Instead, we are obligated to educate ourselves about them, and to try to understand what they mean, and what it means that we use them."

The opposite of “open” is “theirs”

The opposite of “open” is “theirs”

Yes. Let's fight to keep it "ours"

Will Google stand up to France and Italy, too?

Will Google stand up to France and Italy, too?

So, Google shows balls in China – how about in western countries with increasingly weird and strict internet laws?

Google to Stop Censoring Search Results in China After Hack Attack

Google to Stop Censoring Search Results in China After Hack Attack

Thorough and well written article on wired.com about the recent Google/China situation.

Official Google Blog: A new approach to China

Official Google Blog: A new approach to China

So, Google threatens to pull out of the Chinese market and as of today stopped censoring their search results on google.cn.

Bookmarks for December 9th through December 17th

These are my links for December 9th through December 17th:

Bookmarks for November 20th through November 21st

These are my links for November 20th through November 21st:

Bookmarks for November 16th through November 18th

Bookmarks for November 15th through November 16th