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Links tagged with “internet”

  1. Click Around, Find Out – Dirty Feed

    “If you stopped cultivating your own website because you really liked Twitter, or because Google Reader was shut down, did you really care about it that much in the first place?” Yup.

  2. Why haven’t internet creators become superstars?

    By David W. Marx. Part of my puzzlement that, for example, the world of The Guardian feels so entirely separate from internet culture.

  3. I Don’t Want to Be an Internet Person

    ”Eventually, we will stop pretending that the internet is a sideshow and that our real culture, the better culture, is somewhere else.” (via Web Curios)

  4. Broken Links, by Hari Kunzru

    Excellent on the differences between life, culture, things before and after the arrival of the internet.

  5. The Yesterweb

    A Discord “… made up of netizens who acknowledge that today’s internet is lacking in creativity, self-expression, and good digital social infrastructure.” Seems a nice place. (via

  6. LadBaby and the wild rise of the Facebook Famous | WIRED UK

    Mainly interesting for the differences between famous creators and the types of content on different platforms. (also via Web Curios)

  7. Play to Lose — Real Life

    A similar theme to the previous, the financialisation of everything, but from a different point of view. NFTs, crypto, Wall Street Bets, etc as “revenge capitalism”, supporting not fighting capitalism. (via Web Curios)

  8. The Great Online Game - Not Boring by Packy McCormick

    There’s something true in here about how the world does or can work for some people, wrapped up in a lot of horrible crypto business awfulness. (via Web Curios, who said much the same)

  9. The Absurdity is the Point - Galaxy Brain

    A decent attempt to try and describe the weirdness of the current state of internet / crypto / meme news. “Personally, it scrambles my brain.” (via Web Curios)

  10. Map of Reddit

    I love maps of the internet. (via Web Curios)

  11. Why Generation X will save the web - Hi, I’m Heather Burns

    I enjoyed this, about millennials making government policy based on the internet *they* know. But it doesn’t answer the title’s “Why”, and the “under 30s” is no longer a definition of millennials. (via Adactio)

  12. The internet, after all, never forgets - Garbage Day

    “But when you create content on the internet, you have to imagine it being consumed in four dimensions, front to back, but also out of order, and also without whatever greater context it was created in.”

  13. Patricia Lockwood · The Communal Mind: The Internet and Me · LRB 21 February 2019

    A lovely piece about what it’s like to be online, “in the portal”, these days.

  14. Notes on some artefacts | The Monthly

    “It is impossible to say whether this is a bot account, though, because conservatives appear to be modelling their online presences on bots.” Good stuff. Like pointing out how much stuff around now is Gibson-esque.

  15. John Perry Barlow gave internet activists only half the mission they need.

    Because it hasn’t quite occurred to me that all that “keep your hands out of our internet, you stupid governments” stuff meant that we left a space in which corporations could do whatever they liked. (via @michalmigurski)

  16. Fuck You And Die: An Oral History of Something Awful - Motherboard

    I’m not sure I was ever really aware of these forums at the time but I do like a good early-days-of-web oral history.

  17. Smell of Data

    File under “physical manifestations of internet activity”. (via Prosthetic Knowledge)

  18. How I Got My Attention Back

    Craig Mod on being more careful with when and how he’s online. As “I gave up the Internet” articles go, more thoughtful and realistic.

  19. Networks Land

    “A collection of educational activities and material explaining how the internet works … The activities are designed to mostly take place offline using physical objects, field trips, and games.”

  20. Post-Internet Sound

    Holly Herndon & Jennifer Walshe: “we are attempting to put together an archive of sound and music works dealing with the internet since its inception” (via @cityofsound)

  21. How the Web Works: A Primer for Newcomers to Web Development (or anyone, really) | Preethi Kasireddy

    Looks like a good intro to the kinds of things many of us have as a mental model and take for granted. (via Adactio)

  22. Going “Write-Only”

    This goes… a bit far, but I still like reading about people’s strategies for disconnecting themselves from some or all of the internet. (via Interconnected)

  23. Reading Right-to-Left |

    James Bridle on form. “I know people don’t read books like they used to, and they don’t think like they used to, but I struggle to care. … I’m feeling more sure of [the internet’s] cultural value and legacy, and more assertive about stating it.” Also, that reading a landscape right-to-left stuff.

  24. Rap Stats | Rap Genius

    I love hearing songs that mention Internet things when they’re still pretty new. A graph showing usage of social media brand names over time. (via Kottke)

  25. How to see through the cloud

    James Bridle follows a traceroute. Simple, yes, but really nice. More people should see more of this kind of thing.

  26. ‘The only time that’s mine’ « LRB blog

    A nice account of trying to get to grips with what the Internet is for children, and a bit of a review of ‘InRealLife’ and an appearance by Olia Lialina.

  27. Porn blocking: what the big four ISPs are actually doing | Broadband | News | PC Pro

    A good description of what this “porn blocking” actually involves. The filtering actually happens through McAfee Family Protection, installed on the users’ Windows PCs. I wish newspapers, TV, etc were this accurate and less hand wavy. (via @ianbetteridge)

  28. My speech to the IAAC | Ben Hammersley’s Dangerous Precedent

    Ben’s speech to the UK’s Information Assurance Advisory Council on how the world has and is changing, how two generations see it differently, and what it means for security.

  29. On The Network

    Derek Powazek chronicling dumbly critical mentions of the internet in the media. If I still listened to the Today programme I bet I’d come up with some. (via Waxy)

  30. SamKnows - Telephone Exchange Search

    Handy thing that shows you lots of information about your nearest telephone exchange, and the broadband services, LLU operators, etc available.

  31. DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet

    All good, but particularly the points from “everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal.” Very good. (via Russell Davies)

  32. MoMA | @ at MoMA

    A bit weird, but some nice history of the @ sign. (via Kottke)

  33. LRB · Daniel Soar · Short Cuts

    An article from May 2009 about the @ sign, followed by some fascinating letters about what it’s called in other countries.

  34. Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that’s fit to print

    I haven’t even seen one of these (yet) but it’s already one of my favourite objects. I’ve wanted to do something like this for ages but Russell and Ben actually did it, and did it much better than I’d ever have done it.

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