Tag Archives: Internet

‘Remember the Internet’: An Encyclopedia of Online Life – The Atlantic

How do we memorialize life online when it’s constantly disappearing?

by Kaitlyn Tiffany, March 22, 2021

Jim Steele / Popperfoto / Getty / Wikimedia / The Atlantic

For many of us, for better or for worse, the internet is home.

Our communities are here, because many of them could not exist any other way.

Superfans, shitposters, amateur experts, wiki nerds, grizzled forum moderators, obsessive sneaker enthusiasts, and hobbyists who spend a substantial amount of their time photographing vintage Furbies in human clothes, for example—the cultural and creative output of these communities is enormous and ever growing.

Source: ‘Remember the Internet’: An Encyclopedia of Online Life – The Atlantic

John Stuart Mill’s philosophy shows arguing online is futile — Quartz

https://qz.com/1513176/john-stuart-mills-philosophy-shows-arguing-online-is-futile/

Google Pay: Here’s how to set it up on your Android phone – CNET

via Google Pay: Here’s how to set it up on your Android phone – CNET

Headline: “Google Pay: Here’s how to set it up on your Android phone
You can use the Google Pay digital wallet from your Android phone or watch instead of rifling through your wallet for your credit and debit cards.”

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

Twenty-five years ago, Sven Birkerts published “The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age.” Have his fears and projections come to pass?

Source: Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED

Alan Schein/Getty Images
Alan Schein/Getty Images

Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.

Social networks, though, have since colonized the web for television’s values. From Facebook to Instagram, the medium refocuses our attention on videos and images, rewarding emotional appeals—‘like’ buttons—over rational ones. Instead of a quest for knowledge, it engages us in an endless zest for instant approval from an audience, for which we are constantly but unconsciouly performing.

Source: How Social Media Endangers Knowledge | WIRED