Internet Filter
  1. I finally took a social media break

    “I deserve to have a healthy relationship with social media. And I’m working on it.” Writer, producer, and director Nida Chowdhry shares insights on her social media use after deactivating her Instagram account.

    Internet
  2. Creative Commons

    “When we share, everyone wins.” Through easy-to-use copyright licenses, Creative Commons helps creators legally share knowledge and creativity with others around the world.

    Education
  3. How to Give Proper Attribution

    “Have you ever held a door for a stranger and they didn’t thank you for it? That’s what it feels like when someone uses your work and doesn’t give you credit or proper attribution.” In this Own Your Content toolkit, Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley and others share advice on giving credit on the internet.

    Education
  4. “It’s a Place for Writing and Thinking”: On Blogs and What It Means to Own Your Content

    Three inspiring creators dissect what it means to “own your content” in today’s digital world.

    Inspiration
    Title illustration by Annica Lydenberg. Portrait illustrations below by Jeffrey Philiips.
  5. A List Apart

    A List Apart is a magazine for people who make websites. It explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

    Design
  6. Goodbye Facebook, it’s (not really) been real

    “Mostly I am going to sit in silence for long periods, seeing where my thoughts take me, learning (I hope) to accept them as I go. . . . I might even get a cat. If I do, you’ll be the last to know.” Anthony Wilson writes a goodbye letter to Facebook.

    Internet
  7. Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

    “What I do when I look at Twitter is less akin to reading a book than to the encounter I have with a recipe’s instructions or the fine print of a receipt: I’m taking in information, not enlightenment.” Mairead Small Staid explores the work of Sven Birkerts and reading in our digital age.

    Books
    JOHAN GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, LAESENDE LILLE PIGE, 1900
  8. How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book

    The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.

    Authors
    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath
  9. Accepting Money on Your Site Isn’t Just for Online Stores

    From donations to gift certificates, there are many ways to use payment buttons in a way that complements your site’s focus.

    Business
    Alison Palmer's saucers, which she sells on her gallery's website.
  10. Cool Hunting

    The Cool Hunting team “uncovers the latest intersections of design, culture and technology,” sharing original and curated stories on innovative products, experiences, and people.

    Culture
  11. Messy Nessy Chic

    A self-described “Cabinet of Chic Curiosities,” Messy Nessy Chic is the labor of love of Paris-based Nessy and Alex, who share posts on travel, art, and fashion, as well as a well-curated selection of internet finds.

    Art
  12. You Don’t Have to Live in Public

    Austin Kleon on the need to gain a sense of ownership over our online lives: “Back [in 2013], the worst I felt social media did was waste your time. Now, the worst social media does is cripple democracy and ruin your soul.”

    Commentary
  13. Why Emily Contois Is Still Blogging After Six Years

    A recent episode of online trolling hasn’t stopped this food and media scholar from making her voice heard.

    Academia
  14. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

    Cristian Mihai has been a prolific blogger for years; in this post, he shares his hard-earned insight into the things that can help people build — and maintain — a blogging rhythm and an audience.

    Inspiration
    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  15. What Is the Most Nostalgic Song of All Time?

    “A simple question, posed at eight o’clock on a Saturday night. I got 5,000 comments back.” At the Village Voice, Mikel Jollett writes on music’s power to evoke memory and a sense of loss.

    Commentary