Monday Note - The fact that this article closes with the idea that EU's failure to regulate Facebook is at the center of the problem betrays the short-sighted way we are approaching this problem. Moving the burden of determining the "accuracy" of news sources to a corporation is an inadequate solution, but not as terrible as . . .
Washington Post - Vlog brother, Crash Course creator, and bestselling author of Lifetime stories for young adults John Green is experimenting with tiny versions of his titles. There have been a lot of experiments in publishing to reassert the book as a physical object, to ensure it isn't just something you can replicate on a phone or . . .
Whatever - Scalzi makes some good points here, but I feel that his criticism is a little narrow. This isn't one of those "both sides" things, I just think that the culture war combines with social media in a way that encourages people to be their worst selves in pursuit of winning. I shared out an episode of You Are Not So Smart . . .
Touch Arcade - Though I put a lot of affiliate links on here, this isn't a business that people rely on to pay rent. It's barely a business. Touch Arcade has done more to legitimize mobile gaming as more than freemium gimmicks, and seeing them go would be a big loss. Until the Ad market gets healthier and safer, I'm not sure what . . .
Like all good supervillains, Elon lets you beat yourself.
Media Matters - The thing that used to separate the major partisan news outlets from their more propaganda minded kin like Michael Moore or Dinesh D'Souza was that they at least stuck to reporting the facts with spin. Moving into the staged interviews and edited clips business moves them solidly out of the realm of news into something . . .