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  • September 2019 Weblog: Communities and Where They Sometimes Go Wrong

    The Darker Side of Blogging We web folk tend to look at the olden days of blogging as a simpler time when people on the web would gather for discussions and collaborative experiments. In our tinge of nostalgia, it can be hard to pull down those rose colored glasses. I find myself doing it just… Continue reading

  • The O.J. Trial Comes Online

    The O.J. Trial Comes Online

    In Chapter 2 of what I’m calling my complete history, I traced one of the most massive shifts in the history of the web to 1995, a transformative year, it turns out, not just for technology but for the United States generally. A year that, incidentally, also included the trial of O.J. Simpson. To say… Continue reading