Links for the Week of January 9

Links is back from holiday break, so let's get down to it.

  • 2013 was the year that, without question, Upworthy, Buzzfeed and their ilk dominated online news. Surely, we can do better- some might even say we broke the internet.

  • Chromebooks have quickly gone mainstream; in fact, they were the only PC segment whose market share rose last year. Can someone finally explain what all the fuss is about?

  • When Facebook came onto the scene, it offered the first platform for a cohesive digital identity. Now, our phones do that.

  • Another Links, another Alexis Madrigal piece (seriously, the guy's killing it). This time, he's looking at the state of digital media. (Tip: brush up on your college football lingo before reading).

  • It's become a cliché to criticize Facebook; everyone's doing it. That makes it all the more refreshing when Nishant Kothary comes along and gets straight to the heart of the matter.

  • Speaking of social media problems (see? I can do segues!), I wrote earlier today that the "stream" feels more like a rushing rapids. Perhaps Mathew Ingram's firehose analogy is a bit more appropriate.

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