Links for the Week of February 28

This week, as most, is about looking forward, but I can’t shake the feeling that we’ve for a bit more to go on than is usual. So let’s look deep, then let’s look forward.

  • The proposed Comcast/ Time Warner Cable deal has pretty big implications for the internet as a whole. In short, if the deal goes through, the internet is fucked.

  • Betaworks, the company behind Digg, Dots, and Instapaper, is a unique internet company, but they took that concept to new levels when they created themselves in book form.

  • Twitter is many things to many people, but to some, it borders on art form. How does one learn, then, how to create Twitter art? Study under one of the masters.

  • When Facebook bought Whatsapp, most were focused on the massive $19 billion price tag, but a more interesting (and consequential) story lurks beneath the surface: what if Zuckerberg is rethinking his stance on privacy?

  • No one can topple Google in the search game. But with the help of the NSA, DuckDuckGo has done very, very well for themselves.

  • Does Twitter have a systemic problem of unfairness? And if so, what would leveling the playing field look like?

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.