Daily Internet Things, Relevant and Good
September 30, 2011
Sam Harris, SamHarris.org –The Future of the Book
Georgina Prodhan, Reuters — Internet firms co-opted for surveillance: experts (relevant to yesterday’s)
September 29, 2011
Jared Keller, The Atlantic — Cloud-Powered Facial Recognition is Terrifying
July 26, 2011
James Ridgeway, Mother Jones — Anders Breivik, Stieg Larsson, and the Men with the Nazi Tattoos
Jason Fagone, Wired — Chain World Videogame was supposed to be a religion, not a holy war.
Courtney Boyd Myers, Thenextweb — The Future according to Josh Harris. But wait, who’s Josh Harris?
Will Storr, The Guardian — The rape of men
Laura Pappano, NYT — The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s
Russell Brand, Russellbrand.tv — For Amy
Longshot Magazine [48 hour mag]
July 17, 2011
Jonathan I Katz, Washington University in St. Louis — Don’t Become a Scientist!
Lane Kenworthy, Consider the Evidence (blog) — America’s inefficient health-care system: another look
Brad Stone, Olga Kharif, Businessweek — Pay as You Go with Smartphones
Alison Abbott, Nature — Testosterone link to aggression may be all in the mind
July 13, 2011
Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times — Answer for an Invasive Species: Put it on a plate and eat it.
Shawn Tully, CNNMoney — Can Brian Moynihan Fix America’s Biggest Bank?
Tom Gogola, New York Magazine — Bycatch 22
July 11, 2011
Paul Ford, Ftrain.com — Woods+
Evgeny Morozov, Prospect Mag — Two decades of the web: a utopia no longer
World Science Festival, The Limits of Understanding [Video]
July 10, 2011
James G Workman, Chinadialogue — The paradoxes of water: value
Carl Bernstein, Newsweek — Murdock’s Watergate?
James Carlson, 5280 Magazine — The Biggest Green Scam in America
July 5, 2011
Clive Crook, Financial Times — US fiscal crisis is a morality play
Steve Fishman, New York Magazine — Bradley Manning’s Army of One
Stephanie Strom, New York Times — World Bank is Opening its Treasure Chest of Data
Andrew Marantz, Mother Jones — My Summer at an Indian Call Center
Joseph S. Nye, Project Syndicate — Should China be “Contained”?
Sam Harris, The Blog — Drugs and the Meaning of life
July 2, 2011 [will be absent traveling]
Mathieu Labreche, Toronto Review of International Affairs — Diplomacy 2.0 and the expanding world order
The Onion [satire]– There was Definitely a Point During That Stoning Where we all thought “Is This Weird?”
July 1, 2011
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic — Squeezed Dry: Why Americans Work So Hard but Feel So Poor
Adam Haslett, Prospect Magazine — America’s Right: all at sea
Vanessa Camones, Digiday — Entrepreneurs should say no to silicon valley’s bully
Jonah Lehrer, Frontal Cortex (Wired Blogs) — Why Do We Like the Taste of Protein?
June 30, 2011
Jim Carrier, Orion Magazine — All you can eat [about the shrimp industry]
June 29, 2011
Ted Genoways, Mother Jones — The Spam Factory’s Dirty Secret
Glenn Kessler, The Fact Checker (Washington Post) — Explaining the Debt Ceiling Debate
Barbara Bradley Hagerty, NPR — A Neuroscientist Uncovers a Dark Secret
Josh Kalven, Columbia Journalism Review — The Article is Journalism’s Yellow Mustard
Ed Yong, Not Exactly Rocket Science (Discover Blogs) — Am I a science journalist?
Ed Yong, Not Exactly Rocket Science (Discover Blogs) — Mind control goes wireless
June 28, 2011
Steven Novella, NeuroLogica Blog — “Brain-like” computing
Eugenie Samuel Reich, Nature News — Biologist spared jail for grant fraud
Steven Levy, Epicenter (Wired) — Inside Google+, How the search giant plans to go social [long, thorough, interesting]
Devin Harner, Mediashift (PBS) — The Twitter Effect: How social media changes the news narrative
Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times — Google Introduces Facebook Competitor, Emphasizing Privacy
Jeff Bercovici, Forbes blogs — Will the NY Times give David Pogue another pass on ethics?
Kristin Butler, brainpickings.org — 7 Platforms Changing the Future of Publishing
June 25, 2011
Ed Yong, Not Exactly Rocket Science (Discover Blogs) — Vaccine against 2009 pandemic flu also protects mice against 1918 strain
Alix Spiegel, NPR — Why seeing (the unexpected) is often not believing
The Guardian — Harvard scientists to make LSD factory from microbes
Farris Jabr, New Scientist — Rabies may not be the invincible killer we thought
Brendan Maher, Nature News — Software pinpoints cause of mystery genetic disorder
Steven Hill, Testing Hypothesis — The cult of personality in science
Kathy Gill, The Moderate Voice — NJ, Journalists and Sloppy Reporting
June 24, 2011
Annie Shreffler, Knight Blog — Civic fictions, the opportunities and limits of online personas
Joseph Joffe, The New Republic — The US and EU: Have they ever been in more terrible shape?
June 23, 2011
Jose Antonio Vargas, The New York Times — My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
Andy Baio, Waxy.org — Kind of Screwed [about fair use in creative photograph alteration]
Rebecca Greenfield, The Atlantic — What the 9 gross new cigarette warning labels look like
Matthew Lasar, ArsTechnica — Nazi hunting: How France first civilized the Internet
CBS News — Mass extinction threat “significant” in oceans
Saun Walker, The Independent — Krokodil: the drug that eats junkies
Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine — Studying the link economy
June 22, 2011
Stephen Metcalf, Slate — The Liberty Scam
June 21, 2011
Lois Beckett, Nieman Journalism Lab: A discovery engine for narrative nonfiction: byliner.com launches with high hopes and a sleek site.
June 20, 2011
Brian Stelter, The New York Times — Upending Anonymity, These Days the Web Unmasks Everyone
June 19, 2011
Guardian — The shot that nearly killed me: war photographers, a special report
June 17, 2011
The New York Times — The Paths of Two Giants: India and China [graph]
Kevin Heldman, Journalism Works Project — Extreme Graffiti
Donald Weber, Newsweek [photos] — Inside a Ukrainian Interrogation Room
Josh Voorhees, Slate Mag — High Profile Hacker Groups Go to War with Each Other
Audrey Watters, ReadWriteWeb — E-books: The New Frontier for Content Farms
Kevin Heldman [blog], Journalism works project
June 15, 2011
Peter Singer, Project Syndicate — Does Anything Matter?
Timothy D. Wilson, Daniel Gilbert, Edge — The Social Psychology Narrative
June 14, 2011
Dan Rowinski, ReadWriteWeb — Jason Calacanis: “Blogging is dead” & why “stupid people shouldn’t write”
Daniel Cressey, NatureNews — Psychopharmacology in crisis
Good Magazine — Confession: I didn’t always wash after peeing; now I will
Nicholas Wade, The New York Times — Scientists Measure the Accuracy of a Racist Claim [about mismeasurements in”The Mismeasure of Man”]
David Kenner, Foreign Policy — Straight Guy in Scotland [ed. about the Gay Girl in Damascus hoax]
June 13, 2011
Marcia Angell, The New York Review of Books — The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?
Lucy Kellaway, FT.com — The man with the Ocado van
thefpr.org — “What is mental illness?” Psychiatry in a State of Flux
June 8, 2011 [Gone for four days]
Ed Yong, Discover Blogs (Not Exactly Rocket Science) — The Renaissance man: how to become a scientist over and over again
Kai Lukoff, chinasmack — The Story of W&L: China’s Great Internet Divide
June 7, 2011
Salvatore Scibona, The New Yorker — Where I learned to read
Mina Kimes, CNNMoney — Bob Rodriguez: The man who sees another crash
Jack Shafer, Slate Mag — “I Would Have Loved to Piss on Your Shoes”
June 6, 2011
Sarah Leonard, Dissent Magazine — Seeing through transparency: On Wikileaks
Christopher Caldwell , BookForum — The Strenuous Life [about Bernard-Henri Lévy and Libya]
The Boston Globe (The Big Picture) — E. coli outbreak in Europe
Simon Johnson, The Baseline Scenario — Why are the French so determined to run the IMF, and what will it cost you?
Mark Jacobson, New York Mag — The Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey
Zerohedge.com — 20 Facts About US Inequality that Everyone Should Know
Steve Silberman, PLoS blogs (Neurotribes) — Practical Tips on Writing a Book
June 2, 2011
Brian Leiter, Leiter Reports — Philosophy Majors, LSAT and GRE Scores [short, interesting point about test score data-gathering]
Ariel Bleicher, ieee spectrum — The Making of Diaspora
June 1, 2011
Chrissie Giles, Wellcome Trust Blog — The man who can taste sounds
Arcade Sunshine Media — Porn, Cyberterrorism, the Russian Mob, and the Future of Publishing
[Video] Clay Shirky, TED — How cognitive surplus will change the world
May 31, 2011
Jeanne Marie Laskas, GQ — Underworld
Michael Paterniti, GQ — Inside Al Jazeera [great read]
Tina Rosenberg, New York Magazine — The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not
Nick Hopkins, The Guardian — Stuxnet attack forced Britain to rethink the cyber war
Mohamed A. El-Erain, Project Syndicate — Sleepwalking through America’s unemployment crisis
Ian Buruma, Project Syndicate — The crimes of Ratko Mladic
Molly Jong-Fast, Salon [book excerpt] — Being a prude in a family of libertines
Dr Khalid Alnoweiser, Arab News — Let’s stop blaming America
The Atlantic — 10 Essential Books for Thought-Provoking Summer Reading
May 30, 2011
Jon Ronson, The Guardian [book excerpt] — How to spot a psychopath [great read]
Ruth Franklin, Bookforum — Readers of the Pack: American Best-Selling
BBC News — ‘I shot the cruelest dictator in the Americas’
David Gambacorta, Philly.com — Drugged and duped: Bolaris’ perfect storm
Steve Blank, steveblank.com — Tune in, Tune on, Drop out – The Startup Genome Project
Rich Falkvinge, Falkvinge.net — Why I’m putting all my savings into bitcoin
Fred Vogelstein, Wired Magazine — How the Android ecosystem threatens the iPhone
Bandiera, Guiso, Prat, Sadun, voxeu.org — How do CEOs spend their time?
May 29, 2011
Peter Norvig, norvig.com — On Chomsky and the two cultures of statistical learning
Scott Thill, Alternet — We’re in dire straits when the only employment sector catching fire is in unpaid internships
Ian Lesley, MoreIntelligentLife — Are Artists Liars?
Stephen Fry, FT — Lady Gaga takes tea with Mr Fry
Annie Lowry, Slate — Your commute is killing you
ScienceNewsline — Does belief in free will lead to action?
May 28, 2011
Brad Stone, Andy Fixmer, Bloomberg Businessweek — Apple’s deals may transform digital music
Brenden Greenley, Bloomberg — Cowen seeing weak growth makes “Great Stagnation” hotly debated bestseller
Marginal Revolution [Cowen’s blog]
Catherine Rampell, The New York Times — A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much
Adeo Ressi, TechCrunch — Is there a peak age for entrepreneurship?
May 26, 2011
Bob Ivry, Bloomberg News — Fed gave banks crisis gains on secretive loans
Michael Krulwich, npr.org — Kurt Vonnegut Turns Cinderella Into An Equation
David Dobbs, Wired (Neuron Culture) — Those who waited get impatient too: or how new journo tools can get you out of old school.
Noah Davis, Business Insider — Magazine editors are 100% sure that Tumblrs are driving subscriptions, but they can’t prove it.
Sarah Perez, ReadWriteWeb — Google gives everyone a free $10 to try new Google Wallet
Ed Yong, Discover (Not Exactly Rocket Science) — The brain on sonar – how blind people find their way around with echoes.
Michael Thomsen, Slate Magazine — Man Milk
Jonah Lehrer, Wired (The Frontal Cortex) — Ads Implant False Memories
Ray Gustini, The Atlantic Wire — Science has a new drug to erase your painful memories [awful title, interesting idea]
Mother Jones [photographs] — California’s Jam-Packed Prisons
Noah Davis, Business Insider — Meet the man making non-profit news organizations sustainable
May 25, 2011
Jason Zengerle, New York Magazine — If I take down Fox, is all forgiven?
Jack Shafer, Slate Magazine — Bloomberg, Phew!
Elliot Ross, The Guardian — How drug companys’ PR tactics skew the presentation of medical research
Les Leopold, The Huffington Post — Stop Student Loan Sharking, Make College Free
Helen Havlak, Kitsch — I’d Rather Eat Cake
Michael Kinsley, The New York Times [Movie Review] — Economic Crisis Unfurls in Hushed Suspense
Valery Panyushkin, The New York Times — Was It Something I Wrote?
Matthew Panzarino, thenewweb.com — What should Apple buy with its billions? A carrier.
MG Siegler, TechCrunch — Whoops: NFC Partner spoils Google’s surprise tomorrow. ViVOtech one partner. Citibank too? [involves Sprint, maybe contra newweb article]
Danah Boyd, Apophenia — Publicity and the Culture of Celebritization
Physorg.com — Electron is surprisingly round, say scientists after 10 year study [not the onion]
May 23, 2011
Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine — The Elephant in the Green Room
Eli Pariser, CNN TED — What the Internet knows about you
Robert Frank, WSJ online — OK, You’re Rich. Now What? [silicon valley sudden wealth]
Larry Downes, CNET news — Leahy’s Protect IP bill even worse than COICA
Tim Harford, Slate — Positive Black Swans
Amanda Schaffer, Slate — Open Access
Open Knowledge Foundation
Bobbie Johnson, guardian The Observer — Open Science: A future shaped by shared experience
Shiv Malik, The Guardian — Unpaid website intern celebrates court victory
Khadijah Britton, Scientific American — The data are in regarding Satoshi Kanazawa
Will Sullivan, Journerdism — Carnival of Journalism: Life hacks and how to rock your journalism information workflow
A. Pawlowski, CNN — Why is America the “no-vacation” nation?
May 22, 2011
Jacob Weisberg, Slate Magazine — Fantasy Island: Are republicans losing their grip on reality?
Paul Ferhi, The Washington Post — Five myths about America’s schools
Jeff Jarvis, Buzz Machine — News is a subset of the conversation
New data resources at pewinternet.org
Justin Ellis, Niemanlab — How Conor Friedersdorf created a magazine-club experience through his “Best of Journalism” list
Instapaper (article curator/browser)
Charles Homans, Washington Monthly — Culture Shock
May 21, 2011
David Dobbs, Neuron Culture –Free Science, One Paper at a Time
May 19, 2011 (note: arrived back in the US via O’Hare Int. today)
Doug Saunders — America’s Army of Non-citizens: A greater threat than terrorism
David Carr, the New York Times — How Drudge has stayed on top
May 16, 2011
Snarkmarket (media blog)
Storify (use social media to tell stories)
The Technium (blog)
LA Times blog, Joe Flint — Let’s hold off on that Pulitzer for Twitter
Storify, Tim Carmody — Kara Swisher, Micahel Arrington, and Me (twitter debate)
May 15, 2011
From Not Exactly Rocket Science — Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism, Berkeley Journalism School commencement speech
The Guardian (collection) — Secrets of Good Science Writing
Digital Equilibrium (blog about revenue optimization for digital publishers)
May 14, 2011
Belfast telegraph — Vaccine is found to clear the body of HIV virus [animal models]
May 13, 2011
Ars Technica, Peter Bright — Why Skype? Microsoft confirms $8.5 billion purchase, clarifies nothing
Wired.com, Jonahs Lehrer — Does depression help us think better?
Olaf Storbeck — What the Mafia teaches about fiscal policy
The Guardian, Steve Rose — A Clockwork Orange: The droog rides again
Mashable.com, Ronald Jacoby — Why connected TV is poised to revolutionize entertainment
Discovery Channel, Mike Rowe testifies before Congress on the skill gap
Science Daily — New algorithm offers ability to influence systems such as living cells or social networks
May 11, 2011
The Guardian, Will Storr — Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria?
Gigaom, Mathew Ingram — For News Sites, Google is the past and Facebook is the future
FT.com, Edwin Heathcote — Livable v Lovable — critique of city rankings
May 10, 2011
Guernica Magazine — Irakli Iosebashvili, Chronicles of a Soviet Capitalist
May 9, 2011
Foreignpolicy.com, John Lee — China’s America Obsession: Why Osama Bin Laden’s death is making Chinese leaders nervous.
Spiegel International — China’s Growing Interests in Siberia
May 8, 2011
The Atlantic — ‘The Book is Dead?’ Let that myth rest in peace.
Nieman Journalism Lab — MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups
Guernica — Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama Bin Laden’s Death
Guernica Interview with RS’s Michael Hastings
May 6, 2011
Jonathan Stray’s Blog — Measuring and Improving Accuracy in Journalism
The International Man
News Announcement — Peruvian radio journalist Julio Cesar Castillo killed
Susannah Breslin’s Forbes Blog
Committee of Concerned Journalists — Today’s Media News
The Stranger — The Long Con
May 5, 2011
George Brock — About blogging this much I now know.
New Deal 2.0, Marshall Auerback — Get Ready for a Global Growth Slowdown
Crispian Jago — Modern Science Map