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Category Archives: Internet Culture
I don’t have time at the moment to capture my thoughts about the response to Aaron Swartz’s suicide, but I’m offended by the popular simple-minded explanation for his death: the government was prosecuting him, he committed suicide, therefore the government … Continue reading
The NY Times reports that the Internet Archive–home of The Wayback Machine, the Live Music Archive, and other databases–now includes “every morsel of news produced in the last three years by 20 different channels, encompassing more than 1,000 news series that … Continue reading
Today’s first five stories from Eric Bedell’s This Web Day: Facebook stock slides for 3rd day Facebook shares opened at a low of $32.59 Tuesday morning. A Reuters report says an analyst for lead underwriter Morgan Stanley cut his revenue … Continue reading
Some worthwhile analyses of why Facebook’s stock price has fallen below the float just a few days after the IPO: Roger Chen, CNET, Why Facebook’s stock is tanking–”Facebook just isn’t worth $100 billion . . . At $38, Facebook’s price-to-earnings ratio was … Continue reading
The story of The Pirate Bay’s server drones echoes the saga of Sealand and HavenCo, so James Grimmalmann’s story in Ars Technica–”Death of a data haven: cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, and the world’s smallest nation”–is timely, entertaining, and informative.