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Aug 20, 2019
The Social Networks That Failed
Feb 25, 2019
The Human Cost of Moderating Facebook
It’s increasingly difficult to see Facebook as anything close to resembling a positive for society.
Nov 15, 2018
Facebook’s Ongoing Denials and Deflection
Nov 2, 2018
Kara Swisher: “I Thought the Web Would Stop Hate, Not Spread It”
Jun 10, 2018
Stop Relying on Internet Giants for Your Content
Sites like Facebook and Google exert massive control over what we read and see. Maybe it’s time to start bypassing them.
Sep 30, 2017
Weekend Reads: The
& Religion, Movie Theatres Suck, Silicon Valley Silliness
Also: Amazon’s new sci-fi titles, The Prisoner, VidAngel, Donald Trump takes on the NFL, Facebook and Russia, and much more.
Sep 15, 2017
Weekend Reads: (Dis)Trusting Facebook, Silicon Valley Backlash, Netflix’s
, Pizza Hut Nostalgia & more
Also: Artificial intelligence and “gaydar,” popular
episodes, Hollywood’s decline, Asian shoegaze, and imagining aliens.
Jul 15, 2017
Weekend Reads: Anime’s New Golden Age, Luc Besson’s
, “Post-Horror” Films, the World’s Oldest Websites, Brain-Hacking & more
Also: Facebook’s population, the iPhone’s future, North Korea, Donald Trump’s TV addiction, new movie formats, comic books, and Henry David Thoreau’s video game.
May 27, 2017
Reading: The Cure’s Best Songs, Seeing
in ‘77, Facebook’s Latest Debacle, Trump’s Declining Speech & More
Also: Marvel’s comic woes, revisiting
Code 46,’ an atheist biopic, pretentious movies, the Republicans’ pro-life fail, and living the Lego dream.
Feb 5, 2015
Reading: Newsweek vs. The Bible, “Mid-Reputable” TV, Vaccines,
, Kendrick Lamar, Political Correctness & More
Also: The design flaws of the U.S.S. Enterprise, sci-fi background, Facebook’s inadvertent cruelty, and some bonus links.
Oct 6, 2014
Reading: Facebook’s Experiments, Ello’s Value, Revisiting Mac OS 9, Recommending “The Road,” Your Brain on Video Games & More
Also: Movie theaters vs. movie studios, MST3K and the Gospel, the problem with prequels, the history of hold music, and censoring classic works of art.
Aug 26, 2014
Reading: Movies & Your Brain, Beyoncé vs. Sofia, Don’t Call Me “Bro,” Escher Girls,
’ Legacy & more
Also: The story behind a new HTML tag, Facebook damages public discourse, developing virtue, and leaked nude celebrity pics.
Dec 11, 2011
How Facebook Could Make Sharing Meaningless
So-called frictionless sharing risks making Facebook statuses less trustworthy.
Sep 25, 2010
Opus is now on Facebook
Jun 10, 2009
Surprise, Surprise… Facebook Users Are Pissed off Again
I can never understand why people get their knickers in such a twist at the thought of Facebook changing something.
May 1, 2009
Cleaning up Facebook
Jul 29, 2008
Scrabulous Shut Down on Facebook
May 3, 2008
Curmudgeon Alert! The Problem with Facebook
Oct 21, 2007
Facebook, iLike, And A Band Called Ishtar