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Adrienne Lafrance / The Atlantic Online:
The Story Behind AOL's Iconic Yellow Running Man   —  This is the first in an occasional series about abandoned Internet icons.  —  It was spring of 1997.  “Mmmbop” was the pop song of the moment and unlimited access to AOL cost $19.95 a month.  Dial-up Internet had finally tipped mainstream.
Dec 14, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Music agents rely on data to identify potential hits, entrenching repetitive, derivative songs   —  The Shazam Effect  —  Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits.  This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?
Nov 21, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
The Atlantic Online:
How social media firms struggle to balance free speech and safety as women face threats and harassment online   —  The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women  —  In December 2012, an Icelandic woman named Thorlaug Agustsdottir discovered a Facebook group called “Men are better than women.”
Oct 11, 2014, 11:40 AMIn context
Jake Swearingen / The Atlantic Online:
A Year After Death of Silk Road, Darknet Markets Are Booming   —  It's been one year since the FBI shut down Silk Road, the granddaddy of darknet marketplaces, and arrested main Silk Road admin Ross William Ulbricht (or, as he was known online, Dread Pirate Roberts).
Oct 5, 2014, 5:00 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google X unveils Project Wing, its drone delivery program; tested in secret for two years   —  Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program  —  A zipping comes across the sky.  —  A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia.
Aug 28, 2014, 6:40 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Top apps by user age groups: Pandora is 2nd most popular after Facebook for 3 youngest groups   —  Baby Boomers Are Still Playing Words With Friends  —  College students love their Instagram.  Baby Boomers still use Yahoo Mail.  —  These were some of the findings of a new report …
Aug 24, 2014, 7:00 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Email is not dying; it's an adaptable, decentralized, open platform that's being unbundled   —  Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet  —  The gentle, dependable workhorse that everyone relies on and nobody owns  —  All these people are trying to kill email.
Aug 17, 2014, 6:20 PMIn context
Ethan Zuckerman / The Atlantic Online:
Ad-supported web led to targeting and surveillance as a default; let's try again, with fees for service   —  The Internet's Original Sin  —  Ron Carlson's short story “What We Wanted To Do” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from marauding Visigoths.
Aug 17, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Adrienne Lafrance / The Atlantic Online:
Chinese manufacturers use eBay search data to quickly export products that match US desires   —  Why Ebay Tells Manufacturers in China What You're Searching For  —  A look into the nostalgia machine powered by big data  —  In a recent conversation with some colleagues about cool—okay …
Aug 11, 2014, 5:10 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Q&A with Pinterest's Evan Sharp on the company's function, competitors, and ambition   —  What Is Pinterest?  A Database of Intentions  —  Evan Sharp, one of the co-founders of Pinterest, delves into what the wildly popular image-collecting site is really about, and what it's likely to do in the future.
Aug 3, 2014, 11:40 PMIn context

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