October 15, 2012

The Internet Isn't Making You Stupid

Greg Stevens, The Kernel

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Does relying on Google all the time make your memory worse? No, and possibly the opposite. Greg Stevens exposes woolly thinking about what technology is doing to our relationships and our brains.

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October 13, 2012
Running for President of the Internet
John Herrman, BuzzFeed
It’s an unseasonably cold early October evening in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is giving his elevator pitch to a flustered but rapt woman behind the counter of a fast-food joint, Runza, where he’s... more ››
October 12, 2012
Inside the Reddit, Gawker War
Alex Hern, New Statesman
Links from the Gawker network of sites have been banned from the Reddit US Politics sub-forum, r/politics. The ban was instigated by a moderator after a Gawker.com journalist, Adrian Chen, apparently threatened to expose the... more ››
October 11, 2012
Pulling the Plug on the Internet's Delusion
Tom Chatfield, BBC News
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” argued the author Arthur C Clarke in the last of his three laws of prediction. It’s an adage that the current state of digital technology... more ››
October 13, 2012
Updating the Internet Like a Gadget
Luke Mitchell, Popular Science
We invented the Internet here in the U.S., but other countries have long since improved on our work. We’re 13th worldwide in average connection speed, and we usually pay more to access those slower connections. In some... more ››
October 13, 2012
Dark Social and the Wrong Web History
Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic
Here's a pocket history of the web, according to many people. In the early days, the web was just pages of information linked to each other. Then along came web crawlers that helped you find what you wanted among all that... more ››