Klicks #38: Rather useless

Erschienen am 11.7.2015



What the Reddit Rebellion Is Really About
David Auerbach, Slate
Die Firma Reddit vertraut vor allem auf die kostenlose Arbeit der Community. „But while AMAgeddon may be over, tensions remain high.“

Should you buy an Apple Watch?
Wolfgang Blau, Facebook
„I just feel that Apple sold me a rather useless device and shipped this far too early and at a far too high price point.“

Continental Grift
Susan Crawford, Backchannel
Mehr Content, weniger Access: „Deutsche Telekom wants to be like Comcast. What a bad outcome that would be for the Europeans.“


Why are the most important people in media reading The Awl?
Josh Dzieza, The Verge
Der Titel ist natürlich ein guter Trick, um die drei Millionen Unique User von The Awl anzusprechen. Mit 13 Mitarbeitern ist die Seite so etwas wie der Gegenentwurf zu BuzzFeed und Gawker — und funktioniert gleichzeitig als Talentschmiede.

The cult of Vice
Chris Ip, CJR
„Vice is no longer the edgy digital outsider, but a slick global empire lubricated with millions in investment and ad dollars that, coupled with a brash attitude, make the company a ray of light among the decaying temples of legacy journalism.“

Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world
Hari Kunzru, The Guardian
„It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of Aquarius.“


Stuff in Space
James Yoder
„A realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit, visualized using WebGL.“

Japan’s New Satellite Captures an Image of Earth Every 10 Minutes
Derek Watkins, The New York Times
„Images from the Himawari-8 weather satellite’s first official day paint a living portrait of the western Pacific.“

Your ultimate guide to the Pluto flyby
Sarah Fecht, Popular Science
„It’s not everyday we get to explore a completely new planet. But on July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will become the first to visit Pluto.“