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Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism - Columbia Journalism Review
Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism - Columbia Journalism Review
“This is a work of criticism. If it were literary criticism, everyone would immediately understand the underlying purpose is positive. A critic of literature examines a work, analyzing its features, evaluating its qualities, seeking a deeper appreciation that might be useful to other readers of the same text. In a similar way, critics of music, […]
·cjr.org·
Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism - Columbia Journalism Review
My Word for the Year | Kevin McGillivray
My Word for the Year | Kevin McGillivray
The joy of the free-diver, the peace of the loon, the patience of the turtle, and a touch of the ingenuity and panache of the great sea explorers (a Jacques Cousteau or a Captain Nemo). Tending my depths, plunging into seas uncharted, dipping into mysterious pools and emerging to share the treasures and tales I find there (and perhaps hiding a few treasure maps of my own).
·kevinmcgillivray.net·
My Word for the Year | Kevin McGillivray
The Web We Lost
The Web We Lost
Update: A few months after this piece was published, I was invited by Harvard’s Berkman Center to speak about this topic in more detail. Though the final talk is an hour long, it offers much more insight into the topic, and I hope you’ll give it a look.
·anildash.com·
The Web We Lost
Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook
Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook
One day in July 2016, Casey Newton, a tech reporter for The Verge, sat down at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park for the biggest interview of his career. Across from him was Mark Zuckerberg. With his characteristic geeky excitement, Zuckerberg described the promising initial test flight of Aquila, a drone with a wingspan larger than […]
·cjr.org·
Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook
The Internet's Dark Ages - The Atlantic
The Internet's Dark Ages - The Atlantic
If a Pulitzer-nominated 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.
·theatlantic.com·
The Internet's Dark Ages - The Atlantic
It wasn’t easy to describe The Outline. That’s what made it great.
It wasn’t easy to describe The Outline. That’s what made it great.
On April 3, the day The Outline was shut down and its editorial staff let go, my coworkers and I received hundreds of messages in public and private that went a long way toward making me feel better about suddenly losing my job during a pandemic. Weirdly, one of the sentiments that made me feel […]
·cjr.org·
It wasn’t easy to describe The Outline. That’s what made it great.
How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future
How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future
When J.F.K. ran for President, a team of data scientists with powerful computers set out to model and manipulate American voters. Sound familiar?
·newyorker.com·
How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future
Why old skate videos are getting me through the pandemic
Why old skate videos are getting me through the pandemic
Nostalgia is a powerful balm for difficult times – and replaying skate videos is the one thing lifting my spirits amidst our current reality.
·huckmag.com·
Why old skate videos are getting me through the pandemic
Space, Time and DVR Mechanics
Space, Time and DVR Mechanics
When it comes to watching sports on TV, it’s live … or it’s totally dead.
·grantland.com·
Space, Time and DVR Mechanics
Pud Revisits His Past, Launches An Email Newsletter Platform With TinyLetter – TechCrunch
Pud Revisits His Past, Launches An Email Newsletter Platform With TinyLetter – TechCrunch
Email newsletters may be ready for a comeback. The fact is that despite the communications mechanism being old-school, publishers can put in less effort to get more views in an inbox than on a blog. AOL exec Bob Pittman has bet big on email newsletters, funding a number of media startups built aro…
·techcrunch.com·
Pud Revisits His Past, Launches An Email Newsletter Platform With TinyLetter – TechCrunch
Tinyletter was one of the greatest missed opportunities in tech
Tinyletter was one of the greatest missed opportunities in tech
Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my tech and media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: The last year has been a good one for newsletter publishing platform Substack. After securing a $15.3 million funding round in July 2019, it went on to lure hundreds of high profile writers onto its service. In late 2019, a group of prominent never Trumpers from the National Review and Weekly Standard
·simonowens.substack.com·
Tinyletter was one of the greatest missed opportunities in tech
Pandemic Life: Unsolved Mysteries
Pandemic Life: Unsolved Mysteries
I'm still haunted by the mystery of my hometown's banana peel pile. What strange things can you just not shake?
·discourseblog.substack.com·
Pandemic Life: Unsolved Mysteries