Links for the Week of February 14

I have to admit, this week's Links was tough. I deleted a few great stories that were worthy of inclusion, but what's left is the cream of the crop. Let's get to it.

  • Social networking has been on a very linear trajectory when it comes to anonymity- every day, the world gets more public. What would happen, then, if a simple app bucked the trend? And what does that mean for the future of social networking?

  • Remember AM radio? It was (and is) a simple technology that once captivated the entire country. So where's it headed? And can we save it?

  • I'll let this one speak for itself (and casually mention that it's caused quite a stir): listen to Anil Dash explain why he only retweets women.

  • What if Cinderella, after marrying her prince, had divorced and gone back to her stepmother's to be worked to death and mistreated? And what if she found another prince and reigned again? Sounds a bit like Flickr's story.

  • It seems like ages ago that the tablet took the world by storm. Now, by many accounts, it's to blame for the shrinking PC market. But what if we're putting too much on the tablet as a form factor?

  • By now, you've all heard of the Flappy Bird saga (if you haven't, give it a quick Google). Turns out success as an indie game developer for mobile app stores comes at a cost.

That's all for this week. As always, Links is available as a Readlist should you care to download it to your iOS, Android, or Kindle device. Happy reading, and I'll see you next week.