The Weird Thing About Today's Internet - The Atlantic


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“Any Web 2.0 vendor that seeks to lock in its application gains by controlling the platform will, by definition, no longer be playing to the strengths of the platform,” O’Reilly wrote. O’Reilly had just watched Microsoft vanquish its rivals in office productivity software (Word, Excel, etc.) as well as Netscape: “But a single monolithic approach, controlled by a single vendor, is no longer a solution, it's a problem.” And for a while, this was true.
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2 days ago by terry
Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic . It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been…
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4 days ago by mattl
Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic . It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been…
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4 days ago by elivz
It is worth reflecting on the strange fact that the five most valuable companies in the world are headquartered on the Pacific coast between Cupertino and Seattle. Has there ever been a more powerful region in the global economy?
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6 days ago by wtokie
Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic . It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been…
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6 days ago by nikchia
The world’s biggest tech companies might be bigger than you think. Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
"O’Reilly’s lengthy description of the principles of Web 2.0 has become more fascinating through time. It seems to be describing a slightly parallel universe. “Hyperlinking is the foundation of the web,” O’Reilly wrote. “As users add new content, and new sites, it is bound into the structure of the web by other users discovering the content and linking to it. Much as synapses form in the brain, with associations becoming stronger through repetition or intensity, the web of connections grows organically as an output of the collective activity of all web users.” Nowadays, (hyper)linking is an afterthought because most of the action occurs within platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and messaging apps, which all have carved space out of the open web. " I miss the open web.
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6 days ago by craniac
“They are the mutant giant creatures created by software eating the world.”
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6 days ago by singlecelled
Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic . It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been…
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7 days ago by paryshnikov
Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic . It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been…
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7 days ago by richirvine
Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic . It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been…
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7 days ago by loganrhyne
Together with defending Thiel's "monopolies are best for consumers", saddest tech piece this week
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7 days ago by ewout
Hello. It’s my first day back covering technology for The Atlantic . It also marks roughly 10 years that I’ve been covering science and technology, so I’ve been…
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7 days ago by larsmensel
"As smartphones took off, the amount of time that people spent on the truly open web began to dwindle."
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7 days ago by verwinv
Amid this week's chaos, it's heartening to see writing about tech for as only he can
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7 days ago by TracyWMeyer
In my first day back , I looked at the changes in tech since I started writing 10 years ago.
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7 days ago by erikmalinowski
The world's biggest tech companies might be even bigger than you think, says
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