Recommended Links (Ed. 0039 / 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 whether net neutrality is the end of the internet, teens leaving Facebook for, well, Facebook, and why BitCoin matters. Enjoy.

Internet / IoT

  • 5 Main Themes Emerge in Net Neutrality Debate
  • Did Regulators Break the Internet or Did They Save It? Yes
  • F.C.C. Chairman Adds More Ambiguity to His Position on Network Neutrality
  • A Tough Stretch for Tom Wheeler on Net Neutrality
  • Defending the Open Internet
  • Inside The Netflix/Comcast Deal and What The Media Is Getting Very Wrong
  • The Peril of Knowledge Everywhere
  • White House outlines big data opportunities, dangers in 85-page report
  • What does the Facebook experiment teach us?
  • Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It
  • Stars of Vine and Instagram Get Advertising Deals
  • The End of the Permissionless Web
  • How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet
  • As the Web Turns 25, Its Creator Talks About Its Future
  • Stores Confront New World With Less Foot Traffic

Social Networking

  • Political Preferences on Social Media Sites
  • Facebook, Twitter Shares Fall While Venture Capital Is on the Rise
  • Teens Are Leaving Facebook For Facebook
  • Facebook tops US social networking charts, but users diversifying
  • With $80 Million in New Capital, Quora Still Has No Business Model
  • Biz Stone: Life After Twitter
  • How to solve the cold-start problem for social productEnterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email
  • WhatsApp Deal Bets on a Few Fewer ‘Friends’
  • Social Network Built for Two
  • Twitter’s Other Growth Problem: Keeping the Users It Already Has
  • For Brands, Being on Twitter Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry
  • How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love
  • Why Most of Your Assumptions About Phone Calls are Wrong
  • Listen to Pandora, and It Listens Back


  • Why Bitcoin Matters
  • On the Matter of Why Bitcoin Matters
  • Bitcoin under pressure
  • Want to make money mining bitcoins? Criminals have you beat
  • Target Got Hacked Hard in 2005. Here’s Why They Let It Happen Again
  • Google Offers New Encryption Tool
  • The Threats That Help PayPal
  • When Start-Ups Don’t Lock the Doors
  • October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card
  • U.S. to Rev Up Hacking Fight
  • U.S. Utility’s Control System Was Hacked, Says Homeland Security
  • Lobbying on data, cybersecurity has tripled
  • White House outlines big data opportunities, dangers in 85-page report

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