Quotes of the week
Vision is worth exactly nothing without timing.
Articles of the week
- How to see through the cloud
James Bridle put together a tutorial that helps you to better understand the actual infrastructure of the internet that has been obscured by the marketing term ‘the cloud.’
- The Silk Road Bust
Lots of attention this week around the end of one of the most fascinating stories of the “deep web:” Silk Road. Ars Technica has a lot. But also look statements by the EFF and Tor about how anonymizing technology is not to blame here.
- Bitcoin’s role in the future of micropayments
Here’s another aspect of what becomes possible with Bitcoin. Micropayments have been a topic for almost as long as there is a commerce on the internet. Nobody quite solved it, because of the fees associated with using credit cards. Bitcoin, potentially, can help solve this issue.
- Time to Fight Against a DRM’d Web – by Forking It
The W3C including its director Tim Berners-Lee are seriously looking at including DRM features into the next web standard. So not cool. That’s why Glyn Moody is suggesting we work around that, which has worked before when the W3C tried to push XHTML.
- Inside the Underground Spam Machine That’s Overrunning Social Media
Meghan Neal looks at different studies and reports to reveal the $200 million industry behind those link spam tweets and chain-mail messages on Facebook.