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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From Subprime Attention Crisis, published last month by FSGO x Logic. Though we’ve mostly forgotten this now, the idea that the internet would give rise to some of the largest…
From Fragments of an Infinite Memory: My Life with the Internet, a memoir, which will be published in November by New York Review Books. Translated from the French by Peter…
Rather than creating a more equal society, the internet has given rise to a new age of authoritarianism
The rise of the internet and a new age of authoritarianism
From a list of prohibitions for online media, including video-streaming sites, circulated in June by the China Netcasting Services Association, a state-controlled body that oversees more than 600 media companies.…
How Cubans deliver culture without internet
From Internet search terms blocked by the Chinese government since 2011. The terms were compiled and translated by the China Digital Times, a bilingual Chinese-media-tracking site based in California.
Among the apocalyptic libertarians of Silicon Valley
Thirty years ago, Apple Computer launched a new product with a messianic commercial in which legions of blank-faced, coverall-clad workers march, as if in a trance, through a strange industrial…
Astra Taylor discusses the potential and peril of the Internet as a tool for cultural democracy
Critiques of a life online