Category Archives: Internet

The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet’s Rise

David Kushner writes in this 2019 book: Sitting back in his office in Tijuana, Cohen readily spun his story on the phone to anyone who’d listen. “When Kremen filed this lawsuit, he did us a big favor,” Cohen told Luke … Continue reading

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Wired: The High Cost of Living Your Life Online

From Wired: Without the ability to find out how their identity is ricocheting around the virtual world, people often feel a fight-or-flight response when they’ve been online for many hours—and even after they’ve logged off. “It’s kind of an adapted … Continue reading

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How To Win The Internet (5-11-21)

Packy writes: The Meta Game here is your life and your career. The more you evolve and level up, the more opportunities you’ll have. If you build up a following, meet the right people, and get involved with the right … Continue reading

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We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, and the Bold Future of News

Here are some highlights from this 2021 book: * When General Michael Flynn ran the Defense Intelligence Agency (before disgracing himself in the Trump administration), he remarked that secret sources used to contribute 90 per cent of valuable intelligence. After … Continue reading

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WP: His pastors tried to steer him away from social media rage. He stormed the Capitol anyway.

From the Washington Post: Facebook was making him angry. For weeks last spring and summer, Michael Sparks had watched video of protests for racial justice around the country with growing unease. He could not turn away from his phone, even … Continue reading

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