Scratchpaper Recommended Links [Ed. 0022 / Internet & Social]

Internet Social CrowdLatest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across the ScratchPaper focus areas of Internet, IOT, Social Networking, Crowdsourcing, and Cybersecurity, including items on the rise of machines, how call center agents know your mood, and why so many social media managers are dipshits.  Enjoy.


  • The slow but inevitable decline of Netflix’s DVD business (GigaOM)
  • What Does It Mean for the U.S. to ‘Lose Control of the Internet?’ (Atlantic)
  • The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence (NYTimes)
  • Why US government IT fails so hard, so often (ArsTechnica)
  • Armed with APIs, developers will drive the composable enterprise (GigaOM)
  • In a Mood? Call Center Agents Can Tell (NYTimes)

Internet of Things

  • The Internet Of Things Will Be Huge—Just Not As Huge As The Hype (ReadWrite)
  • The Internet of Things: The Rise of the Machines Is Here (Seeking Alpha)
  • Humans, Machine Data Blurred: How the Internet of Things Will Change Work (Wired)
  • Wrangling Data From a Huge Variety of Fitness Gadgets (NYTimes)
  • Can the internet of things help us think outside the box? (Guardian)
  • Networked Intelligent Bicycles Are Transforming Urban Riding (ReadWrite)
  • ARM study: The Internet of Things is real. It’s here. Act now. (ZDNet)
  • The Internet of Things will first and foremost bring innovation into a city (Wired)
  • There Is No Internet Of Things (Forbes)
  • The Internet of Things on Wheels (RFID Journal)
  • Will the Internet of Things Sink IT? (Wired)
  • Internet of Things Gets Major Distance Boost from IBM and Semtech (MarketWatch)
  • What your internet of things startup should learn from Netflix and the disaggregation of TV (GigaOM)

Social Networking & Social Media

  • A Founder of Twitter Goes Long (NYTimes)
  • Why Are So Many Social Media Managers Dipshits? (VICE)
  • Researchers Draw Romantic Insights From Maps of Facebook Networks (NYTimes)
  • I quit social media. Here’s what I learned (Fortune)
  • Viral Content With a Liberal Bent (NYTimes)
  • Why Twitter is testing a real-time news service when it already is a real-time news service (GigaOM)


  • S.E.C. Clarifies That Crowdfunding Portals Will Be Able to Take Commissions (NYTimes)
  • Crowdsourcing Genomic Research (Science 2-0)
  • SEC initiatives that open investing to the masses alarm investor advocates (Washgington Post)
  • Crowdfunding Spurs Innovation In Science, Technology And Engineering (Forbes)
  • Why Crowdsourcing is the Next Cloud Computing (Wired)


  • All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines (Atlantic)
  • No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A. (NYTimes)
  • Senator Intensifies Probe of Data Brokers (NYTimes)
  • Smartphones allow for more workplace monitoring (WSJ)
  • Turnkey Tyranny, Surveillance and the Terror State (Guernica Magazine)
  • Device tracking by web sites can be a good thing (ZDNet)
  • Cybersecurity reform going nowhere fast (Politico)
  • We should criminalize data misuse, says Microsoft exec (GigaOM)
  • FBI pranked by furious Bitcoin users since Silk Road shutdown (Guardian)

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