Stories on the past, present, and future of the information superhighway
Just as none of us has exactly the same combination of shopping habits and values, what we’ve lost as shopping becomes more and more a digital act is also more personal and specific–I only hope that no single experience will dominate.
WhatsApp has key differences with platforms like Facebook and Twitter: it is private social media, which makes it harder to study its impact on democracy.
There is a sort of negligent impermanence to so much of what we put online. Quick hits, falling off the feed just as quickly. Whole platforms with impermanence built in, content meant to disappear after a set amount of time. What kind of stories are we allowed to record and keep?
Why should someone whose days are spent talking to a camera for money not talk to a journalist for money as well? Where’s the collaboration? Where’s the audience sharing? Where’s the contract?
“If the Net does have a god, he is probably Jon Postel.”
Energy efficient chips can communicate with each other, powered only by ambient communication waves.