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Context In Context by Az

What is the Anthropocene and why does it matter? by Katie Pavid

Research on facial expressions challenges the way we think about autism by Connor Tom Keating, Jennifer Cook

Tech guru Jaron Lanier: 'The danger isn't that AI destroys us. It's that it drives us insane' by Jaron Lanier

Why heart attacks are rising in young adults — and what to look out for by Katie Camero

We Don't Need a New Twitter by Cal Newport

Cast Your Own Shadow by Scott Nesbitt

What makes RSS better than social timelines? by Tracy Durnell

Stop Trying to Make Social Networks Succeed by Ploum

The past is not true by Derek Sivers

Write Less by Matt Gemmell

The 'fox eye' beauty trend continues to spread online. But critics insist it's racist by Alicia Lee

Small communities are the best communities by Manuel Moreale

You Probably Want to Know About 'Alternative Front Ends' by Justin Hanagan

Cool Desktops Don't Change: Choose boring desktop technology by Tyler Cipriani

Capitalism and convenience are making us lonely by Jon Cheung

minimal web by Leo Babauta

Why you shouldn't try to be a morning person by Amanda Ruggeri

No, wealth isn't created at the top. It is merely devoured there by Rutger Bregman

White Guyde to the Galaxy by Tatiana Mac

Big Tech's Big Downgrade: Google, Amazon, and Meta are making their core product worse - on purpose by Ed Zitron

AI and the American Smile by Jenka Gurfinkel

My Family's Slave: A Story of Slavery in Modern America by Alex Tizon

When the Body Attacks the Mind: The Physiological Causes of Mental Illness by Moises Velasquez-Manoff

Elena Ferrante and the Cost of Being an Author by Megan Garber

The small things Manifesto by Andrew Roach

The Class Politics of Instagram Face by Grazie Sophia Christie

Tech veganism by Nolan Lawson

The culture of uncare by Sally Weintrobe

It's So Sad When Old People Romanticize Their Heydays, Also the 90s Were Objectively the Best Time to Be Alive by Freddie deBoer

Simple Tools Foster Complex Uses by Analog Office

Proprietary Environments are a Trap by Alexandru Nedelcu

Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books by Brewster Kahle

On Teenage Luddites by Cal Newport

Chokepoint Capitalism: why we’ll all lose unless we stop Amazon, Spotify and other platforms squeezing cash from creators by Rebecca Giblin, Cory Doctorow

How to Achieve Sustainable Remote Work by Cal Newport

Hotel booking sites actually make it hard to get cheap deals, but there’s a way around it by Peter Martin

Check your privacy privilege by Heather Burns

The Dangers of Context Collapse by fluffy

The OG Social Network: Other People's Websites by Jim Nielsen

Weirdest Asian Stereotype by Dyske Suematsu

I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me. by Farhad Manjoo, Nadieh Bremer

The Devastating Consequences of Being Poor in the Digital Age by Mary Madden

The Mindfulness Conspiracy by Ronald Purser

Universal Declaration of Cyborg Rights by Aral Balkan

I am not always very attached to being alive (CW: suicidal ideation) by Anna Borges

Oh, the Places Your Data Will Go! by Alexis Takahashi, Sophie Wang, Chrystal Li

With seemingly endless data storage at our fingertips, ‘digital hoarding’ could be an increasing problem by Darshana Sedera, Sachithra Lokuge

Everyone is (still) winging it by Oliver Burkeman

The default effect: why we renounce our ability to choose by Anne-Laure Le Cunff

The Poor Can't Afford Not to Wear Nice Clothes by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Coffin? Casket? Cremation? How to make your death more environmentally friendly by Paola Magni, Edda Guareschi

The World Is Drowning In Plastic. Here's How It All Started. by Matt Simon

Henry VIII's Carbon Footprint by Josh Jackman

Microplastics Are Everywhere. Here's What You Can Do About It. by Gideon Lichfield

The Rise of Biodigital Surveillance by Aaron Kheriaty

On Maintenance by Scott Nesbitt

How to get out of a rut by Oliver Burkeman

Hikikomori by Dyske Suematsu

The Real Name Fallacy by J. Nathan Matias

Romance fiction rewrites the rulebook by Beth Driscoll, Kim Wilkins

Burnout Is About Your Workplace, Not Your People by Jennifer Moss

Digital hoarders: we've identified four types — which are you? by Nick Neave

What is DRM And Why Is It Such A Bad Idea For Ebooks? by Derek Haines

Artificial light at night can change the behaviour of all animals, not just humans by Therésa Jones, Kathryn McNamara

Misappropriation of Culture by Dyske Suematsu

The Four Flavours of Toxicity by Justin Hanagan

Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it: a practical guide for cyborgs by Aral Balkan

How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again by Kris de Decker

There aren't enough trees in the world to offset society's carbon emissions — and there never will be by Bonnie Waring

Is It Unprofessional to Be Emotional? by Dyske Suematsu

A thread on burnout by Emma G. Cartisano

How to Build a Low-tech Website by Kris de Decker

Cancel Culture and the Pressures of Being a Teen Online by Thivya Jeyapalan

The internet didn't kill counterculture—you just won't find it on Instagram by Caroline Busta

I've locked myself out of my digital life by Terence Eden

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Rocking the Web Bloat: Modern Gopher, Gemini and the Small Internet by James Tomasino

How and Why I Stopped Buying New Laptops by Kris De Decker

'Unloaded' Minds Are the Most Creative by Drake Baer

Is Kindness Physically Attractive? by Scott Barry Kaufman

Why Nerds are Unpopular by Paul Graham

Ads, privacy and confusion by Benedict Evans

The Website Obesity Crisis by Maciej Cegłowski

In defense of geocentricism by degrowther

What is emotional labour - and how do we get it wrong? by Michael James Walsh, Stephanie Alice Baker

Climate change is white colonisation of the atmosphere. It's time to tackle this entrenched racism. by Erin Fitz-Henry

Rediscovering the Small Web by Parimal Satyal

The Most Important Piece of Career Advice You Probably Never Heard by Cal Newport

The Toothpaste Argument for Universal Basic Income by Scott Santens

Love Note to the Small Internet by

The End of Social Media and the Rise of Recommendation Media by Michael Mignano

Conciseness by Drew DeVault

Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web by Parimal Satyal

The Fediverse can be pretty toxic by Drew DeVault

Big Fat Websites by Herman Martinus

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow

Awesome Privacy: A curated list of privacy and security-focused apps, software, and providers by Lissy93

A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden by Maggie Appleton

When DRM Comes For Your Wheelchair by Cory Doctorow

No, you won't make time. Because you can't. by

You Don't Batch Cook When You're Suicidal by Jack Monroe

My tech-savvy privilege by Ana Rodrigues

Yes, the state of the environment is grim, but you can make a difference, right in your own neighbourhoood by Kylie Soanes

Everyone is Beautiful and No One is Horny by RS Benedict

Unsolicited rejection by Ana Rodrigues

Don't Lie To Me About Web 2.0 by Jonomancer

What is 'heteropessimism', and why do men and women suffer from it? by Jennifer Hamilton, Christina Kenny, Felicity Joseph, Matt Allen

Distributed toxicity and the IndieWeb by Fluffy

Facebook's Secret War on Switching Costs by Cory Doctorow

7 Ways Marketers Can Stop Destroying Our Environment by Jessica Lohmann

Digital inequality: why can I enter your building – but your website shows me the door? by Scott Hollier

The dark history behind one of Lunar New Year's most popular songs by Melody Lau

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is by John Scalzi

Will European countries ever take meaningful steps to end colonial legacies? by Michael McEachrane

Two Choices That Keep a Midlife Crisis at Bay by Arthur C. Brooks

The Unmeasured Self by Hide the Eraser

As an Asian Woman, Self-Work Means Creating Balance Between Collectivistic Instincts and Individualistic Urges by Katharine Chan

Pop Culture Has Become an Oligopoly by Adam Mastroianni

Killing online surveillance with contextual ads by Cory Doctorow

On Web 3.0, capitalism and money by Manuel Moreale

Bot or Not? Recognise inauthentic activity online by Data Detox Kit

Twitter is the worst reader by Fonda Lee

Goodreads lost all of my reviews by Nelson Minar

Heresy by Paul Graham

Invisible Tech by Back Market

Why we fawn in the face of fear by Grace Tame

Journaling by Az O'Grady

You and your mind garden by Anne-Laure Le Cunff

Your app makes me fat by Kathy Sierra

How the blog broke the web by Amy Hoy

why you might want a personal site by

The Garden and the Stream by Mike Caulfield