Erschienen am 6.11.2014
The 36 People Who Run Wikipedia
Stephen Lurie, Matter @ Medium
„They come from all around the world, receive no compensation, and rarely, if ever, encounter each other offline. You definitely don’t know them — but their work is essential to understanding how Wikimedia’s unique existence has thrived. The stewards would prefer to go unnoticed.“ Über die mächtigen, bis auf eine Ausnahme ausschließlich männlichen Wikipedia-Superadministratoren.
1500 Wörter, Lesedauer 4 Minuten
Feds Seize Silk Road 2 in Major Dark Web Drug Bust
Andy Greenberg, Wired
„A year after the Silk Road 2 came online promising to revive the Dark Web drug trade following its predecessor’s seizure by the FBI, the sequel has suffered the same fate.“
1000 Wörter, Lesedauer 3 Minuten
Let’s Talk About Beacons
Wie genau die Funktechnik mit Location-Beacons funktionieren. Von jemanden, der darauf eine Firma aufbaut: „A single Beacon is like a tiny Walkman, set to repeat the same song over and over again until it runs out of juice and dies. Here’s an example of a ‚song‘ that a Beacon might play: F67A60E4-27CE-4E9A-84CA-157694A29BD6, 1, 27“
2000 Wörter, Lesedauer 5 Minuten
Molly Crabapple’s 15 rules for creative success in the Internet age
„Remember that most people who try to be artists are kind of lazy. Just by busting your ass, you’re probably good enough to put yourself forward, so why not try?“ und andere (wirklich gute) Ratschläge.
950 Wörter, Lesedauer 3 Minuten
On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs
David Graeber, Strike!
„In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right. In technological terms, we are quite capable of this. And yet it didn’t happen.“
2100 Wörter, Lesedauer 5 Minuten
How Businessweek Is Reinventing the Magazine Cover
Alissa Walker, Gizmodo
„Chances are a Bloomberg Businessweek cover has stopped you in your tracks at some point: Maybe it was the brilliant cat hurricane GIF, or airplanes humping mid-air, or the most anti-Apple typography ever slapped over Tim Cook’s face. But behind the provocative graphic design is a smart strategy that’s changing the way publications are made, both online and off.“
1900 Wörter, Lesedauer 5 Minuten
Everyone is obsessed with the ‚Serial‘ podcast
Brian Koerber, Mashasble
Von den Machern von „This American Life“, also der besten Radiosendung ever. „The first episode of Serial is embedded below, because I feel that strongly about you putting off whatever you’re doing right now and joining the mystery.“
400 Wörter, Lesedauer eine Minute + eine Stunde Podcast
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