Internet Filter
  1. Your Digital Diet in 2017: On Blogging, Reading, and Social Media

    Writers comment on consumption, social media routines, blogging, and reading.

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    Illustration by Michael Byers
  2. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  3. WordPress and the Law(suit)

    “Pushing back on abuse, giving users full transparency about complaints, and being as transparent as possible when we see abuse helps to make it a fair fight for those who put their trust in us as host.”

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  4. Where Is The Balance Between Security, Authentication, Marketing, and Privacy?

    “There have been times when the ads that followed me around knew my needs even before I did.” How much privacy are you willing to relinquish for convenience? The team at The Scholarly Kitchen shares their insights.

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  5. Waxy.org

    Waxy.org is the online home of Andy Baio, purveyor of quality links and thinking on technology and internet culture.

    Internet
  6. Scott Belsky on Crafting The First Mile of Product

    “How do you build a product that engages a user quickly enough to get them to The Zone and keep them over time?” Entrepreneur and Behance co-founder Scott Belsky explores building a product for new users and focusing on the “first mile” of a user’s experience.

    Business
  7. Happy International Internet Day (Plus: Cats!)

    October 29, 1969: we sent the first tiny bit of data from one computer to another, and the world was never the same.

    Culture
    The internet's favorite furry friend and meme fodder, lost in the tubes. (Photo by JPHoesch (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
  8. “46% of the small businesses in America are off the grid, meaning they are operating without a website. The idea of 100 Project is to transform small businesses in Detroit by getting 100 Detroit neighborhood businesses on the grid.”  

    Business
  9. “The truth is there is no one to blame for the demise of newspapers… The entire linchpin of the newspaper business model was controlling distribution, and when that linchpin was obliterated by the Internet, it was inevitable that the entire apparatus would collapse.”

    Internet
  10. Gerry Canavan

    The web is big — so veteran blogger Gerry Canavan scours it to collect the best links on culture, politics, education, and more. Visit his blog for curated reading lists that range from must-reads to esoteric gems.

    Academia
  11. Design.blog

    Curated by the designers and design lovers at Automattic, Design.blog is a collection of stories by leading voices in technology, science, and art.

    Culture
  12. When little Tommy has the ability to pop in contact lenses to play in a virtual world and doesn’t come out of his room for a month, that generation of parents will express the same type of concern their parents did about spending time on Snapchat.

    Culture
  13. Pokémon Go and the politics of digital gaming in public

    “Airbnb owns no properties; Uber owns no cars; Pokémon Go is just some markers on a map. The politics is someone else’s problem.” A critique on Pokémon Go, the nonconsensual use of public and private space, and the flânerie of today’s augmented reality game players.

    Commentary
  14. Real Life

    Real Life explores living with technology and publishes essays, arguments, narratives, and more. The magazine was launched by a team of editors and writers from The New Inquiry, Adult, and Hazlitt and is headed by social media theorist Nathan Jurgenson.

    Commentary
  15. How a Strange Internet Glitch Turned This Kansas Farm into a Digital Hell

    “But instead of being a place of respite, the people who live on Joyce Taylor’s land find themselves in a technological horror story.” At Fusion, Kashmir Hill uncovers what happens when IP mapping goes very wrong.

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    Image by Elena Scotti