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互联网裁员潮,泡沫破碎与转型阵痛|深度|端传媒 Initium Media
reportage  internet  corporation  china  2019 
18 days ago by aries1988



career  cfd  moi  future  today  history  comparison  internet  2018  industry  bat 
april 2018 by aries1988
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble - The New York Times

The real promise of these new technologies, many of their evangelists believe, lies not in displacing our currencies but in replacing much of what we now think of as the internet, while at the same time returning the online world to a more decentralized and egalitarian system. If you believe the evangelists, the blockchain is the future. But it is also a way of getting back to the internet’s roots.

herein lies the cognitive dissonance that confronts anyone trying to make sense of the blockchain: the potential power of this would-be revolution is being actively undercut by the crowd it is attracting, a veritable goon squad of charlatans, false prophets and mercenaries. Not for the first time, technologists pursuing a vision of an open and decentralized network have found themselves surrounded by a wave of opportunists looking to make an overnight fortune. The question is whether, after the bubble has burst, the very real promise of the blockchain can endure.

The first layer — call it InternetOne — was founded on open protocols, which in turn were defined and maintained by academic researchers and international-standards bodies, owned by no one. In fact, that original openness continues to be all around us, in ways we probably don’t appreciate enough. Email is still based on the open protocols POP, SMTP and IMAP; websites are still served up using the open protocol HTTP; bits are still circulated via the original open protocols of the internet, TCP/IP. You don’t need to understand anything about how these software conventions work on a technical level to enjoy their benefits. The key characteristic they all share is that anyone can use them, free of charge. You don’t need to pay a licensing fee to some corporation that owns HTTP if you want to put up a web page; you don’t have to sell a part of your identity to advertisers if you want to send an email using SMTP. Along with Wikipedia, the open protocols of the internet constitute the most impressive example of commons-based production in human history.
internet  future  history  money  bitcoin 
february 2018 by aries1988
方可成:「小粉紅」,一個「張冠李戴」的標籤|端傳媒 Initium Media
chinese  vocabulary  politics  internet 
november 2017 by aries1988
« Le gouvernement chinois exploite habilement ce que nous ont appris les réseaux sociaux »
Ce système rappelle le dang’an, le dossier individuel tenu par l’unité de travail pendant la période maoïste, mais il en diffère fondamentalement par sa vocation à être montré, tant à l’individu ou à l’entreprise, qu’à ses amis et contacts professionnels.

Dans nos démocraties, cela nous rappelle, s’il en était besoin, l’importance de la transparence, d’un débat pluraliste sur les choix politiques et de contre-pouvoirs pour résoudre les problèmes d’une société.
china  internet  society 
october 2017 by aries1988
The West should stop worrying about China’s AI revolution
China has some big advantages in AI. It has a wealth of talented engineers and scientists, for one. It also is rich in the data necessary to train AI systems. With fewer obstacles to data collection and use, China is amassing huge databases that don’t exist in other countries. The results can be seen in the growth of facial-recognition systems based on machine learning: they now identify workers at offices and customers in stores, and they authenticate users of mobile apps.

The location of the institute is well chosen. From the office windows, you can see the campuses of both Peking University and Tsinghua University, two of China’s top academic institutions. Sinovation provides machine-learning tools and data sets to train Chinese engineers, and it offers expertise for companies hoping to make use of AI. The institute has about 30 full-time employees so far, but the plan is to employ more than 100 by next year, and to train hundreds of AI experts each year through internships and boot camps. Right now, roughly 80 percent of the institute’s funding and projects are aimed at commercializing AI, while the rest is focused on more far-out technology research and startup incubation.

The goal isn’t to invent the next AlphaGo, though; it’s to upgrade thousands of companies across China using AI.

“The titans of industry [in China] have seen fortunes made and fortunes lost all within their lifetime,” he says. “When you see the tech trends shift, you had better move quickly, or someone else will beat you.”
ai  china  list  entrepreneurial  company  internet  innovation  today  comparison  opinion  reportage  shenzhen 
october 2017 by aries1988
Liu Qiangdong, the ‘Jeff Bezos of China’, on making billions with

“From June until September we were able to eat corn — cornmeal porridge for breakfast, corn pancakes for lunch and dry cornbread for dinner; cornbread so tough it made your throat bleed,” he tells me. “The other eight months we ate boiled sweet potato for breakfast, sweet potato pancake for lunch and dried sweet potato for dinner.”

18 Kechuang 11 Street, Beijing
Spanish shrimp tartare with Canadian lobster Rmb210 (£24)
Mushroom veloute Rmb8 (£9)
Scottish salmon Rmb150 (£17)
Roasted rack of lamb Rmb200 (£23)
There de Moine cheese Rmb30 (£3.40)
Bottle Amiral de Beychevelle Saint-Julien Rmb 368 (£42.50)
Total (cost estimated from prices) Rmb966 (£119)

the modern super-wealthy often turn out to be descended from an earlier capitalist class. Richard is no exception. Before the 1949 revolution his family were wealthy shipowners who transported goods along the Yangtze river and the ancient imperial canal from Beijing in the north to Hangzhou in the south. They lost everything when the communists took over and were forcibly resettled at least twice. One academic survey found more than 80 per cent of Chinese “elites” (those with income at least 12 times higher than the average in their area) are descended from the pre-1949 elite. Richard puts this down to “family culture”.

Observing how most of his competitors earned money by cheating their customers, selling counterfeit or substandard goods and haggling over every sale, Richard decided to test a different strategy.

“I was the first and only stall in that market to put price labels on everything and give official receipts; from day one I never sold any counterfeits and I soon had the best reputation,”

Beijing became a ghost town. Richard closed all his stores but redeployed a handful of staff to offer products through online bulletin boards. The panic passed and his stores reopened, but he kept one person employed full time on the internet. At the end of the year he looked at sales numbers, realised e-commerce’s potential and decided this was his future.
entrepreneurial  leader  business  retail  b2c  china  internet  story  jiangsu  chinese  1949 
september 2017 by aries1988
Webstock '12: Scott Hanselman - It's not what you read, it's what you ignore on Vimeo
00:00 41:52 Like Add to Watch Later Add to collections Share from PRO 5 years ago 84.7K 417 45 How did we get here? As web developers, we are asked to absorb…
video  productivity  howto  internet  tool 
june 2017 by aries1988
Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices.

Email is a refugee from the open, interoperable, less-controlled "web we lost." It's an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services.
email  future  internet 
june 2017 by aries1988













2016  idea  money  entrepreneurial  china  chinese  service  internet  future 
january 2017 by aries1988
Godwin's law - Wikipedia
Godwin's law (or Godwin's rule of Nazi analogies)[1][2] is an Internet adage asserting that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazism or Hitler approaches 1"[2][3]—​​that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism.
humor  internet  probability 
november 2016 by aries1988
Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

At your desk at work, or at home on your laptop, you disappeared down a rabbit hole of links and resurfaced minutes (or hours) later to reencounter the world. But the smartphone then went and made the rabbit hole portable, inviting us to get lost in it anywhere, at any time, whatever else we might be doing. Information soon penetrated every waking moment of our lives.

My breathing slowed. My brain settled. My body became much more available to me. I could feel it digesting and sniffing, itching and pulsating. It was if my brain were moving away from the abstract and the distant toward the tangible and the near.

Remember, my friend Sam Harris, an atheist meditator, had told me before I left, if you’re suffering, you’re thinking.

If you’re watching a football game with your son while also texting a friend, you’re not fully with your child — and he knows it. Truly being with another person means being experientially with them, picking up countless tiny signals from the eyes and voice and body language and context, and reacting, often unconsciously, to every nuance. These are our deepest social skills, which have been honed through the aeons. They are what make us distinctively human.

in a controlled and sequestered world that exists largely free of the sudden eruptions or encumbrances of actual human interaction.

The reason we live in a culture increasingly without faith is not because science has somehow disproved the unprovable, but because the white noise of secularism has removed the very stillness in which it might endure or be reborn.

From the moment I entered a church in my childhood, I understood that this place was different because it was so quiet.

this silence demarcated what we once understood as the sacred, marking a space beyond the secular world of noise and business and shopping.

The only place like it was the library, and the silence there also pointed to something beyond it — to the learning that required time and patience, to the pursuit of truth that left practical life behind.

Has our enslavement to dopamine — to the instant hits of validation that come with a well-crafted tweet or Snapchat streak — made us happier?

just as modern street lighting has slowly blotted the stars from the visible skies, so too have cars and planes and factories and flickering digital screens combined to rob us of a silence that was previously regarded as integral to the health of the human imagination.
technology  culture  internet  meditation  distraction  essay  attention  habit  reading  information  brain  silence  thinking  family  today 
september 2016 by aries1988
Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?

Cable networks like FX and AMC were developing expensive, talked-about dramas, the kind HBO pioneered with The Sopranos and The Wire. But these series, with their complex, season-long story arcs and hourlong format, seemed to be poor candidates for syndication, unlike self-contained, half-hour sitcoms like Seinfeld, which can be watched out of order.

Hastings and Sarandos realized that Netflix could become, in effect, the syndicator for these hourlong dramas: We found an inefficiency, is how Hastings describes this insight.
tv  revolution  online  streaming  netflix  business  internet  amazon  future  entertainment  time  competition  home 
june 2016 by aries1988
Why We Like What We Like
In short, tastes are overdetermined, the upshot of many influences, and underdetermined, susceptible to change at, for example, the sight of the word toasted. Some combination of inputs including, but not limited to, reasons, hunches, bodily needs, past experiences, unconscious desires, social pressures, mystic chords of memory, and price point is behind every preference; they are weighted differently in almost every case; and they are highly malleable.

Still, Heffernan believes that we are living through a revolution. The Internet is the great masterpiece of civilization, she says. As an idea it rivals monotheism. And: If it’s ever fair to say that anything has ‘changed everything,’ it’s fair to say so about the Internet. Analog is dead. To understand the new regime, she argues, we need a new aesthetics, a new hierarchy of values. This is what she proposes to provide.

It might be the sensation that sites like those are incomprehensibly large, that we can never exhaust them. Ultimate unreadability is part of the aura of the Internet itself, the postmodern sublime, to use a term that Heffernan avoids. I can’t see all the books in a library at the same time, but I can go outside and look at the building. The Internet is a building that you can never look at.

Vanderbilt is able to identify two factors that have repeatedly been shown to have a significant influence on taste. One is social consensus; the other is familiarity. We get attracted to things that we see other people are attracted to, and we like things more the longer we like them.
taste  human  book  ad  internet  aesthetics  art  advertising  instapaper_favs 
june 2016 by aries1988
Lunch with the FT: Xavier Niel —
Niel is almost as much a French Citizen Kane as a Steve Jobs. He also backs the investigative website Mediapart, which exposed Cahuzac. Why fund media? “I like having a free press.” I start to say, “A businessman who buys France’s most powerful paper because he believes in …” but Niel interrupts: “I finance newspapers of the right and the left.”

He also invests in two new start-ups a week, he says. “It’s more profitable than playing the lottery, and much more fun.” Anyway, he explains, he wants to give money away. “I wasn’t born with much and the day I die, money won’t be much use to me. Why leave my children such responsibility? Why take from them all desire to have a life? They have enough for what they want. The rest I’d like to redistribute.” Incidentally, he notes: “I don’t think Steve Jobs had much desire to share his fortune.”
interview  français  entrepreneurial  leader  internet 
may 2016 by aries1988
I never imagined a nuclear plant’s control system being online
John Matherly's search engine can find every single thing connected to the internet, and he's alarmed at how much infrastructure is open to online attack
internet  safety 
may 2016 by aries1988
Lunch with the FT: Susan Wojcicki -
She recalls the moment in 2005 when she realised there was a business in homemade videos. There were these kids singing in a dorm room to the Backstreet Boys and they were in China. And there was their roommate in the background doing his homework and it . . . was [YouTube’s] first big hit and I could just see, wow, other people really wanted to watch this.
youtube  internet  interview 
may 2016 by aries1988
America Needs Its Own Emojis -
Indeed, the Japanese vocabulary is most notable for what it fails to offer Americans. For example, there is no middle-finger hand signal. Or the good-luck signal of fingers crossed. No Vulcan salute to live long and prosper, which would have been much appreciated following the recent death of Leonard Nimoy, who played a Vulcan on “Star Trek.”

Want to tell your boss you’re too sick to go to work? The face mask emoji works in Japan, where regular people wear them in public. In America your boss might think you quit to go to med school or started robbing banks. (There is also no broken-down car, also useful for excuses.)

But please don’t get rid of what looks like a film noir sequence of emojis: lit cigarette, bomb, pistol, knife, pill, bloody hypodermic needle and money bag. That’s speaking my language.
internet  language  japanese  american  fun 
march 2015 by aries1988
BBC News - The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes
There's something else too. Since June 2013 when it was written for the BBC News Magazine by our correspondent Helena Lee, it's had three waves of popularity - what is termed a long tail. People who weren't interested in it the first or second time around may have found that it chimed with them on the third - perhaps when "baby stories" were more relevant to them.
But the factors which make people share stories in the first place are being researched by neuroscientists, Hermida says. Very early on when someone starts reading a story, they seem to be calculating what will be the value of telling their friends about it. "They're thinking, 'How is this going to reflect on me? Will it look like I'm in the know, and that I've found an interesting nugget that you will really want to know about?'"

It turns out it's not just journalists who like to show off.
analysis  popularity  social  internet 
february 2015 by aries1988
The Independent Discovery of TCP/IP, By Ants
Transmission Control Protocol, also known as TCP, is a big part of what makes the Internet possible. The Internet involves a lot of machines sending each other files including websites, videos, text documents, audio -- over a vast network of hardware including routers, cables, satellites, cellphone towers, and of course computers. The problem is that sometimes parts of the network fail -- hardware can break, or become overloaded and slow down dramatically.

If a source hosting a file is using TCP, it breaks the file down into smaller chunks, called “packets”. It sends out a bunch of packets to the requester, and monitors the acknowledgements of receipt, called “acks”, to calibrate how quickly to send the rest of the packets.

If we consider that the ant colony’s goal is to collect more food and expend fewer ants, and a server’s goal is to send a file and avoid congestion or overload, then the similarities are clear. Sending a packet through the internet is analogous to releasing a forager ant into the wild. Getting an ack of a packet’s receipt is analogous to a forager ant returning with food. If lots of acks come back quickly, this corresponds to good bandwidth availability -- just like if a lot of ants come back quickly, this corresponds to good food availability. Good availability means the release of more ants or more packets. And if ants or acks come back very slowly, or don’t come back all, then release is either slowed or shut down entirely. In the case harvester ants, shut down means foragers stop going out for a while. In the case of the Internet, the connection times out.

Through these systems, an ant colony is able to gather food while minimizing casualties, and the Internet is able to permit file transfer between machines while minimizing congestion -- all while avoiding the complexity of an active, overseeing authority. Gordon has said that, because each individual ant is so limited in its abilities, “ant algorithms have to be simple, distributed, and scalable -- the very qualities that we need in engineered distributed systems.” This is what made a functional Internet scalable from the few dozen machines it started with, to the billions that comprise it today.
animal  internet 
february 2015 by aries1988
Qwant Wants to Be Alternative to Google
A search engine called Qwant is trying to tap into growing anger in Europe that Google holds too much control over how people surf the Web.

“If you have three million children who will search on Qwant, then there’ll be six million parents who will know about Qwant,” said Éric Leandri, another of the start-up’s co-founders, who added that the start-up was in discussions with Axel Springer to become the default search engine on some of the publisher’s websites. “When we launched, everyone explained to us why we shouldn’t do this. Now, they think it’s a great idea.”
europe  future  internet 
january 2015 by aries1988
Comment dit-on « hashtag » en français ?
Albert Camus, dont la citation « Mal nommer les choses, c'est ajouter au malheur du monde » figure en tête du site de la Commission spécialisée de terminologie et de néologie de l'informatique et des composants électroniques. Plus récemment, les termes « hashtag », « pure player », « big data » et « crowdsourcing » ont obtenu la naturalisation française, pour devenir «mot-dièse», « tout en ligne », « mégadonnées » et « production participative ».
language  internet  today  français 
november 2014 by aries1988
Do You Wish You Had More Privacy Online
… So it’s not surprising that privacy research in both online and offline environments has shown that just the perception, let alone the reality, of being watched results in feelings of low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. Whether observed by a supervisor at work or Facebook friends, people are inclined to conform and demonstrate less individuality and creativity. Their performance of tasks suffers and they have elevated pulse rates and levels of stress hormones.

An analogy in the psychological literature is that privacy is like sleep. Just as being unconscious for a portion of the day is restorative, so is being unselfconscious. The arousal associated with being observed and the implicit judgment drain cognitive resources. We worry about how we are perceived, which inhibits our ability to explore our thoughts and feelings so we can develop as individuals.
privacy  internet 
october 2014 by aries1988
Le mème, ou l'art du détournement humoristique sur Internet

Dans son livre, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins postule que, tout comme les gènes transmettent des caractéristiques biologiques, il existe des éléments culturels qui se transmettent d'une personne à l'autre et sont, là encore comme les gènes, soumis à des mutations.
explained  humor  internet 
october 2014 by aries1988
Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet - Technology - The Atlantic
Email is a refugee from the open, interoperable, less-controlled “web we lost.” It’s an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services.
communication  email  internet  today  history 
september 2014 by aries1988
Heartbleed Highlights a Contradiction in the Web -
“This bug was introduced two years ago, and yet nobody took the time to notice it,” said Steven M. Bellovin, a computer science professor at Columbia University. “Everybody’s job is not anybody’s job.”

Logged records on the OpenSSL site show that Dr. Henson vetted the code containing the Heartbleed bug after it was mistakenly included in a graduate student’s code update on New Year’s Eve 2011, and the bug was inadvertently included in an OpenSSL software release three months later.

The problem, Mr. Raymond and other open-source advocates say, boils down to mismatched incentives. Mr. Raymond said firms don’t maintain OpenSSL code because they don’t profit directly from it, even though it is integrated into their products, and governments don’t feel political pain when the code has problems.
opensource  internet  today  business 
june 2014 by aries1988
How to protect your kids' privacy online
Persuading my kids to care about privacy wasn’t easy. To them, “privacy” was just a word that meant “no.” Privacy was the reason they couldn’t post videos on YouTube or sign up for kids’ social networks. Privacy is the reason I complained to their teachers about posting pictures of them on a blog that wasn’t password-protected. So I began my family privacy project by explaining to my daughter how strong passwords would let her keep secrets from me—and her nosy younger brother.

We began by using a password methodology known as Diceware, which produces passwords that are easy to remember but hard for hackers to crack. Diceware is deceptively simple: You roll a six-sided die five times and use the results to pick five random words from the Diceware word list, which contains 7,776 short English words. The resulting passwords look something like this: “alger klm curry blond puck.”

Harriet even started to like DuckDuckGo, a privacy-protecting search engine whose logo is a cheerful duck in a bow tie. I set it up as her default search engine, and she happily showed the duck off to her friends.
howto  people  internet  privacy  tool  future 
february 2014 by aries1988
看工科猥琐男如何改变世界 (社交网络 影评)
  这个片子是芬奇叔叔最新力作,在我看来是本年度最佳电影,没有之一,超越inception, avatar等等等等。没有炫目的特技只有漂亮的镜头,最重要的是讲了一个真正的好故事。这在我们这个时代太少见了……看电影之前我想这片子跟纪录片似地有啥好看的,开头结局不都知道了吗,可是芬奇叔就是芬奇叔,故事讲的悬念迭起一波三折,实在是好看极了。里头还有帅哥若干算是福利了……

以前年少无知的时候我曾经无数次很诧异为啥那些年轻人要这样自甘其辱的拼了老命的进入这样的地方,比如著名八卦电视剧gossip girl里面那些人心甘情愿的接受别人的颐指气使,后来才明白,在这个世界,connection太重要了。对这些人来说,要想往上走,必须要付出小小的代价,雪地里罚罚站,养个鸡什么的算啥呢,生活比这残酷多了。可是凭个人努力始终只能达到有限的地方,要突破,就要靠天才了。Mark靠自己的天才打破了这一壁垒,他显然不再在乎phoenix或者野猪。
movie  critic  youth  internet  geek 
january 2014 by aries1988
Fortunes of Facebook May Hinge on Searches
Amazon has steadily improved how users find things to buy. Twitter has continuously tweaked how its users find news that interests them. Apple tried to upend the traditional search engines by assigning a robot named Siri to help iPhone owners answer their questions Facebook, more than any other platform, has a singular and huge data collection; its users gush about what they like and listen to, whom they admire, where they jog, even what they eat. To leverage some of this information. Facebook has added the tab “nearby” to help users find businesses in proximity. The company has also rolled out a jobs board, to help users search for employment, in an apparent bid to compete with LinkedIn. The largest share of online advertising revenue overall comes from search, which is why Google’s earnings remain nearly 10 times Facebook’s. “When there is too much information, there is high value in search, navigation and discovery,”
internet  search  business  instapaper_sav  instapaper_broken  social-network 
january 2013 by aries1988
1994年4月20日,中国通过美国Sprint公司连入Internet的64K国际专线开通,实现了与Internet的全功能连接。从此中国被国际上正式承认为真正拥有全功能Internet的国家。 看“毛片”“黄色录像”在过去是心照不宣的秘密,是私人空间的享受,是同道中人识别的暗语;但在悼念“兰兰”的活动中,这一行为突然公开化,标志化。观赏毛片之于二十一世纪的青年,仿佛摇滚乐在1968年的意义,是他们愤怒的嘶吼,是他们对体制的轻蔑,是他们对未来的迷惘,是他们无处寄放的青春标志,以及青春本身。
history  sex  japan  youth  internet 
january 2013 by aries1988
National differences: The world is what you make it | The Economist
Some of the internet’s early idealists did not think that governments would be able to interfere in the digital realm. In 1996, in the grandly named Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, John Perry Barlow addressed governments as “you weary giants of flesh and steel”. He went on:
internet  government 
november 2012 by aries1988
Life off- and online: The new local | The Economist
All this is harmless, even helpful, but there is a darker side to it. Eli Pariser, an American journalist, has written of a “filter bubble” in which people are presented only with ideas and opinions that their past online behaviour suggests they are likely to agree with. As they make their digital way through the physical realm, something similar may happen. Being steered away from areas of high crime late at night is no bad thing. But not being pointed towards a museum or a club because you haven’t been anywhere like it before may be a missed opportunity. Standing in front of a monument and being given a version of history that reinforces your prejudices closes rather than opens the mind. Messrs Graham, Zook and Boulton point out that Google provides very different information about the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn to Estonian- and to Russian-speakers.
idea  people  internet  future  debate  bias 
november 2012 by aries1988
上网能避免浅薄么? « 学而时嘻之
internet  knowledge  opinion 
august 2012 by aries1988
这则谣言的写作者的用心大概是好的。他可能也知道,夸张描述最容易引发人们的关注。如果他只是写一些心灵鸡汤一类的无害文章,也就罢了;可是动物保护毕竟是一项现实的事业。也许法罗人会因为这则谣言而产生怨恨心理,也许大众会因此聚焦于并不濒危的领航鲸却忽视了那些真正濒危的物种,也许当人们发现真相之后会感到失望、破灭而对整个动物保护事业失去信心;无论哪一种可能性都是我们不愿看到的。 保护动物,不需要凭借谎言来增加力量;纵然夸大其词可以换来短期的转发数,长远看来却无异饮鸩止渴。
animal  human  internet 
august 2012 by aries1988
Matrix67: My Blog » Blog Archive » 互联网时代的社会语言学:基于SNS的文本数据挖掘
sns  data  keyword  internet  language  zeitgeist 
august 2012 by aries1988
How To Watch Youku Outside China
In theory, you can use a VPN or proxy tool of a Chinese IP to watch the Youku videos outside China, like what we do with Hulu outside US. Besides, you can also check out the following 2 free browser extensions to change your default IP address to a Chinese one directly, without any VPN or proxy tool required:
howto  moi  video  internet  proxy 
august 2012 by aries1988
We Need A Private Mode For The Whole Internet
We need a safe place to be alone and be ourselves and think and feel and consume authentically. Otherwise it's just a bunch of people crushed intto watching, listening and reading the same thing. There's already enough pressure to do that. And constantly performing all the time? It's just exhausting. There's a reason every stage has a curtain.
privacy  internet 
august 2012 by aries1988
The Great Tech War Of 2012 | Fast Company
Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon battle for the future of the innovation economy.
internet  innovation 
august 2012 by aries1988
New scientist: The internet shows the messy truth about knowledge
Our old idea of knowledge shaped itself around the strengths and limitations of its old medium, paper Books and formal papers make knowledge look finite, knowable. By embracing the unfinished, unfinishable forms of the web we are truer to the spirit of enquiry – and to the world we live in The knowledge lived in the loose web of discussion and debate. All this happened faster, wider and deeper than if science had stayed in its paper comfort zone. Even after the question is settled, the knowledge will live not in the final article but in that web of discussion, debate, elucidation and disagreement. It's messy, but messiness is how you scale knowledge.
knowledge  future  internet  data 
august 2012 by aries1988
Illegal downloading and media investment: Spotting the pirates | The Economist
File-sharing rates vary hugely from country to country—with consequences for local media industries and global cultural trade
piracy  internet  legal 
august 2012 by aries1988

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