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How to Read the Internet

How to Read the Internet

{This week: How to read the Internet, Facebook, 2018 web trends, digital commons, and more.}

Hi all,

Below is a list of my favorite reads from the past week:

1. How to Read the Internet — a thoughtful essay by Robin Rendle about the power of blogging, RSS, and more. 

2. What should you think about when using Facebook? — an enlightening article about how Facebook collects and uses data. 

3. Why I deleted Facebook — a big thanks to Derek Sivers for writing this important piece. 

4. Web Trend Map 2018 — a fascinating look at the web! 

5. Tending the Digital Commons: A Small Ethics toward the Future — an intriguing long essay by Alan Jacobs on the problems with the major social media platforms, and why it’s essential to understand that the Internet is more than Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Jacobs offers a compelling argument for creating and maintaining a personal/professional website.

6. Why 'A Domain of One's Own' Matters (For the Future of Knowledge) — a great follow up to Jacobs’s article.

7. Beyond #DeleteFacebook: More Thoughts on Embracing the Social Internet Over Social Media — I love Cal Newport’s writing, and his recent articles on social media are spot on.

8. Look up by Alexandra Franzen was short and sweet. Here's my favorite quote from the article: “Imagine if we looked up into the sky, and into people’s eyes, as often as we look down at our phones. Imagine the difference it would make. We would all walk around shimmering, awestruck, grateful, just one big collective WOW.”

9. The Season of Work Challenge by Cait Flanders was a timely read for me.

10. I’m almost done reading The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope. Also, when I was in Ashland, OR last week, I bought two books at Bloomsbury Books—The Shallows by Nicholas Carr and Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin. I’m slowly digging into both books, and so far I’m enjoying Carr and Elkin’s writing.

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