Category «Tech»

Why Does Google Still Reward Content Scraping?

View this image › On Jan. 16, The Verge published a story about the past and current state of the American arcade industry. It was nearly 8,000 words long, beautifully laid out, and accompanied by a TV-quality video documentary. On the 21st, The Huffington Post published a short post with a link to the story. …

The Journalist’s New Escape Plan: Start-Ups

View this image › Nasdaq via Facebook, Zef Nikolla, File / AP At first glance, it all makes sense. Leave the broken, somewhat depressing world of media for the fertile and more exciting soils of a start-up. A chance to build something while old media burns to the ground. Tech’s forays into editorial ventures have …

What The Tech World Looks Like To A Teen

View this image › Via snapchat.com Josh Miller is the co-founder of Branch. This post originally appeared on Medium, and is reprinted here with the author’s permission. A few months ago, my fifteen-year-old sister told me that Snapchat was going to be the next Instagram. Many months before that she told me that Instagram was …

What Happened To The New Internet?

View this image › They were desperate times online, the mid-2012s. Facebook had cashed in. Twitter was sending app developers into exile. The internet had gone from noisy and irritating to suffocating and scary, at least for the web purists — the platforms were becoming megaplatforms, and they no longer belonged to the people who …

Get Ready For The Great Embeddening

View this image › It used to be hard work to get a video to play in a browser. A site could link directly to a video file for download, but that takes readers away from the site and out of their browsers. You could, as most sites did in the 90s and early 2000s, …

The Silent Partner

View this image › Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Jason Goldman accept the award for “Best Blog” on behalf of Twitter at SXSW 2007. Photo by Scott Beale. Via Flickr: laughingsquid This past January, two of Twitter’s founders appeared on Charlie Rose. After stepping back from the microblogging service — it’s now valued …

Hacker Group Exploits Massive Security Hole In Tumblr

It seems like the first large blog to go down this morning belonged to The Daily Dot, which helped spread the infected posts to hundreds, if not thousands, of other blogs. The posts are signed by the GNAA, a notoriously inflammatory hacker group. The target seems to have been the Tumblr Brony tag, a meeting …
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