Links (16 Aug, 2013)

A new week, a new Links. While I didn't get a chance to put this up on Friday, I think it'll be well worth the wait. Without further ado, here are your must-reads from the past week.

  • The realization that the NSA is tracking our nearly every online move is unsettling, to say the least. But what's really at stake? Ryan Calo argues that it's not necessarily our privacy we should worry about, but the sophisticated ways in which marketers will be able to prey on you.

  • Rumors of Blackberry's demise have not been greatly exagerrated. The iconic phone made by Research In Motion is in serious trouble, and RIM is reportedly taking offers on its sale. So how did Blackberry fall so far?

  • Rachel Dearborn loves books. Recently, though, she bought an iPad, and took it as an opportunity to take a "deliberate and inquisitive look into the ways my consumption of tangible and e-books differ." The result is a refreshing take, not on the future of reading, but on the future of one person's reading habits.

  • Digital, of course, is changing everything, and that includes human speech. We can — and often do — record everything. So what's the tradeoff? What do we lose by leaving nothing to memory?

  • Discussions about the future of journalism are not exactly rare anymore. What about the present, though? Many voices have chimed in on the current state of journalism. On GigaOm, Matthew Ingram tries to make sense of it all.

  • The web has brought about, perhaps for the first time in recorded history, a vehicle through which introverts can thrive. App makers are beginning to realize this, and are making apps which specifically aim to ease the burden of being an introvert.

As always, if you'd like to download this to your phone, tablet, or Kindle, you can view it as a Readlist. Happy reading!