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Archive for February, 2014

Did anyone notice that there was no Sunday Links Post?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

For years I’ve been using Diigo, another third-party service (and a very good one), to gather links to interesting articles. They would then get published to my Berkman blog once a week as the Sunday Links Post. But the other week I noticed that something wasn’t working, and consequently nothing got bookmarked. I missed that […]

Blogging has changed for me. A lot. But maybe not enough.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

It’s not really bye-bye Berkman blog, but I have had my own domain for ages – and today I decided to post something there. It’s about my perceptions of how blogging and online conversations have changed over the years.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

David Simon on America as a Horror Show on Vimeo Must-watch. QUOTE David Simon, creator of the TV series ‘The Wire,’ talks with Bill about America’s capitalism crisis. It’s a reality check from a journalist who uses TV drama to report on America from the bottom up. “The horror show is we are going to […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

A Very Brief History of Why Americans Hate Their Commutes – Martin Wachs – The Atlantic Cities Zoning. QUOTE As mechanization of transit made it ever cheaper, safer, and cleaner, reformers and idealists seeking to overcome the “congestion evil” pushed for lower residential densities and deliberate suburbanization for more than a century. In 1909, at […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Google dreams up free taxi rides to stores – SmartPlanet Wow… Interesting implications also (aside from data/ algorithms) for online v. “irl” shopping/ consumption/ commerce. QUOTE …would it be worth it for businesses to subsidize the trips of individual customers? That’s exactly what Google has invented, an algorithm that determines “the cost of transportation and […]

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