How Facebook’s Own Algorithms Are Killing Facebook
No idea how true all of this is, but it certainly makes sense from my own anecdotal perspective. Interesting but depressing.
Wonderful short film on America’s regional dialects.
The shared genius of Elon Musk and Steve Jobs
What Iconoclasts Elon Musk and Steve Jobs have in common is a rare mix of system-level design thinking powered by extraordinary conviction.
Laura Miller in Slate doesn't convince me that many male critics are "flummoxed" by Rachel Kushner's awesome novel, The Flamethrowers, (since they all seem to be rave reviews to me except oen guy nobody's ever heard of), but even if it's a bit of a straw man-style argument, there are some great ideas in here.
English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet
Linguists are recognizing the delightful evolution of the word “because.”
The Amazon Whisperer: On the trail of a mysterious online company that has cracked the secret to making products people want.
Crazy…and yet not really all that crazy if you think about it.
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