Tech Epochs and the App Store Trap

Centralized control is useful at the beginning of an economy, but limits innovation in the long run. That is as true for China as it is for the App Store.

Clubhouse’s Inevitability

Clubhouse will do for audio what Twitter, Instagram Stories, and TikTok did for text, images, and video.

Social Networking 2.0

Facebook and Twitter represent the v1 of Social Networking; it’s a bad copy of the analog world, whereas v2 is something unique to digital, and a lot more promising.

Tech Goes to Washington

Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified before a Senate committee: it provided evidence of how tech prefers power over decentralization, even if it means regulation

Trustworthy Networking

The problems Facebook are facing today are the result of running into the future without considering unintended consequences, much like Microsoft and the Internet. There are clear solutions for the ad problem, but the filter bubble issue is much more fraught.

The Super-Aggregators and the Russians

Facebook is in trouble — again — for Russian ads about the election; figuring out how to deal with them requires first understanding that Facebook, like Google, is a Super-Aggregator. It faces zero transaction costs in all parts of its business.

Facebook and the Cost of Monopoly

Facebook gave one of the worst keynotes in a long time: there was no vision, just the adoption of Snap’s. It’s the inevitable outcome of a monopoly.

Manifestos and Monopolies

Facebook has long had too much power, but Mark Zuckerberg’s expressed willingness to use said power for political ends means it’s time to consider countermeasures.

Fake News

Facebook is under fire for fake news and filter bubbles; they are a problem, but most of the proposed solutions are far worse.

Chat and the Consumerization of IT

What does the consumerization of IT even mean? Workplace by Facebook, Skype Teams from Microsoft, and Slack offer three definitions.