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Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
David Petraeus Was Brought Down by ... Gmail   —  The CIA director's path to resignation began with some email messages.  —  Reuters/Joshua Roberts  —  While David Petraeus was serving as a four-star general in the U.S. Army, he began exchanging emails with the woman who would eventually write his biography.
Nov 10, 2012, 2:00 PMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Via @BarackObama, the Most Popular Tweet of All Time   —  This tweet, from @BarackObama, was sent about 30 minutes ago: … In that span of time, it became the most retweeted tweet of all time.  In that span of time, the note-image combo was retweeted — as of this writing — 298,318 times.
Nov 7, 2012, 12:25 AMIn context
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
After Google Glass: The Content of Our Augmented-Reality Future   —  The new Google FieldTrip app probes the question: What digital information do you want to see overlaid on the physical world?  —  A book in The Future.  —  It is The Future.  You wake up at dawn and fumble on the bedstand for your (Google) Glass.
Oct 29, 2012, 7:05 AMIn context
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Surmounting the Insurmountable: Wikipedia Is Nearing Completion, in a Sense   —  And that's something of a challenge for the collaborative encyclopedia going forward  —  Nearing completion?  Gaudí's Sagrada Familia and ... Wikipedia?  (Wikimedia Commons)
Oct 28, 2012, 12:20 AMIn context
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong   —  Here's a pocket history of the web, according to many people.  In the early days, the web was just pages of information linked to each other.  Then along came web crawlers that helped you find what you wanted among all that information.
Oct 14, 2012, 2:55 PMIn context
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The Forgotten Mapmaker: Nokia Has Better Maps Than Apple and Maybe Even Google   —  It's impossible to create a perfect map, but that hasn't stopped Nokia from trying.  Here, we go inside the company's neverending drive to create a digital copy of the world.  —  Apple's maps are bad.
Oct 3, 2012, 9:35 PMIn context
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them)   —  Our patent system is a mess.  It's a fount of expensive litigation that allows aging companies to linger around by bullying their more innovative competitors in court.  —  Critics have suggested plenty of reasonable reforms …
Sep 30, 2012, 2:50 PMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Google News at 10: How the Algorithm Won Over the News Industry   —  Google's “billions of clicks” are only half of the story.  —  In April of 2010, Eric Schmidt delivered the keynote address at the conference of the American Society of News Editors in Washington, D.C. During the talk …
Sep 21, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything   —  An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.  —  Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view.
Sep 7, 2012, 1:00 AMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
The Power of Internet Censorship, in 1 Chart   —  Sometime late in the evening of July 28, Twitter suspended the account of journalist and NBC naysayer Guy Adams.  Earlier today, with apologies from Twitter's lawyer to Adams, the service reinstated his account.  —  There are many lessons to be learned from this brief affair.
Aug 1, 2012, 10:15 AMIn context

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