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8 Bullet Thursday

What I’m reading: I lived & died in chronological feeds for years. Google Reader’s death slowly pushed me further & further down curated feeds (be they algo or otherwise). I want chronological feeds back & have decided to lean hard into services that offer them (e.g. Feedly). For more check out Benedict Evans post: The […]

8 Bullet Thursday

What I’m reading: Worried about what democracy’s will do with face tracking technologies? Check out what an autocratic regime deploys… China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech. Read now. “Games don’t cause violence” A candid conversation with a professor who’s actually done the work and proved it. Read now. BTW on the point of video games: […]

8 Bullet Thursday

What I am reading: Interesting look at airBnB’s impact on New York City. A recent report by David Wachsmuth, a professor of Urban Planning at McGill University, zeroes in on New York City in an effort to answer the question of exactly what home sharing is doing to the city’s home market. Read now. Instagram […]

8 Bullet Thursday

Photo from Mike Baird What I’m reading: WeWork is acquiring Conductor. Little depressing: No signs of newborn North Atlantic Whales this season. “We’re looking at the very real possibility of extinction.“ Talent isn’t everything. “The results are something of an eye-opener. Their simulations accurately reproduce the wealth distribution in the real world. But the wealthiest […]

The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions

This is awesome. MoMA | Talk to Me | The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions David McCandless used his own experience to create a pyramid diagram of the interferences constantly gnawing at our attention span in this socially networked, data-consuming world. Devices and websites, represented by logos, are sorted by how potentially distracting they are, stacked […]