Erschienen am 17.12.2012

Roger Ebert on the media's coverage of school shootings (Kottke)
„In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of „explaining“ them.“

Internet regulation: A digital cold war? (The Economist)
„This sounds much like a digital version of the cold war. The funny thing is that the leading countries in the two camps are the same two that were at loggerheads until the iron curtain parted. One must hope that the failure of the WCIT is not a first step towards raising a digital one.“

Anon on the run: How Commander X jumped bail and fled to Canada (Ars Technica)
Nate Anderson: „Why pay such a price? For Doyon, the answer is simple: activism is his life’s work and trumps all else. ‚I would hope people would see me as someone who dedicated their life to bringing freedom and justice into the world, and to giving a voice to the disenfranchised masses.‘ (…) Even some of the Anons with whom Doyon worked thought him too dramatic.“

Dear Facebook: Without the Commons, We Lose the Sharing Web (
Ryan Singel: „Facebook and Instagram will never add CC-licensing because they’ve got you and your attention and your content – which leads to money and power. When you’ve got that, who cares about principles?“

Refusal To Cooperate: The Afterlife Of "Zeitoun" (Los Angeles Review of Books)
Victoria Patterson: „Mailer and Eggers share one other distinction: like Mailer 30 years ago, Eggers is at the center of nonfiction controversy and scandal.“