It’s Time For an RSS Revival

I regularly use an RSS reader (Feedly). I'll check out Inoreader after seeing is pop up a couple of times in my feed over the last week. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it was first stitched into the tapestry of the open web around the turn of the millennium. Its aim is straightforward: to make…

Live an antifragile way of life

Doug Belshaw shared this excellent post from Buster Benson on Living Like a Hydra. I recommend reading the whole post...multiple times. You won't regret it. One of the things I really enjoyed from the piece was this list of 10 ways to live an antifragile life: Stick to simple rules Build in redundancy and layers (no single point of failure)…

Mark Zuckerberg: I can barely handle this CNN interview, what makes you think I can handle Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally stepped out to respond to the questions about Facebook's role in this controversy. Wednesday evening he sat down for an interview with CNN’s Laurie Segall in which he largely repeated his PR department’s talking points. Zuckerberg clarified that he was “really sorry that this happened.” He reiterated that he believed the company made big…

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, in 3 paragraphs

This week a whistle blower came out with a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm which combines data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process. There is a complicated web of relationships that explains how Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest raw data from 50 million Facebook profiles to direct its…