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What You Water Grows - A Message For Google

April 20, 2024

People have been complaining that Google is getting worse. Allegedly, search engine optimized bullshit is taking over and drowning out the information and websites people want to see.

I can’t help but wonder if the folks complaining are looking back at the Google of old with rose-colored glasses. Google has always had problems. In the early 2000s, Google searches regularly brought me ...

Where Are The Positive Visions?

March 28, 2024

The introduction of social media and smartphones caused teenagers’ happiness to drop like a rock. At least, that’s a narrative that’s gaining widespread adoption. In Honestly, it's probably the phones, Noah Smith offers a compelling and terrifying summary of the research supporting this narrative.

Underrating The Internet

March 4, 2024

Was the steam engine or the internet a bigger invention?

If you asked that question in the early 2000s, not many people would answer “the internet” with confidence.

Over the last two decades, society started waking up. It’s no longer crazy to suggest the internet affects geopolitics. Almost every waking hour, we have screens in our pockets that place the world’s information at our f...