Link archive


October 2019  1 post

Peter Thiel’s dinners are the hottest ticket in L.A. So what’s his endgame?

September 2019  6 posts

The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong?  ·  The Sterile, Efficient Life of a Millennial  ·  The Intelligence of Plants  ·  Recipe for disaster: The meteoric rise and ongoing demise of Blue Apron  ·  America’s Orthodox Jews Are Selling A Ton Of The Products You Buy On Amazon  ·  The New American Homeless

August 2019  4 posts

Ten Years On, Foursquare Is Now Checking In to You  ·  The House Is Haunted by the Echo of Your Last Goodbye  ·  Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal  ·  Why is everything late, over-budget, and broken in San Francisco?

May 2019  1 post

Uber’s Path of Destruction

March 2019  1 post

The foodoo economics of meal delivery

August 2018  2 posts

Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young  ·  It’s weirdly hard to steal Mark Zuckerberg’s trash

April 2018  4 posts

Venture-backed scooters  ·  Gender and your kitchen design  ·  Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For  ·  Outside Voices

March 2018  5 posts

An interview with Bernie Madoff  ·  The science behind looking like your name  ·  To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health  ·  How Pop-Ups Took Over America’s Restaurants  ·  Full-sentence movie titles are increasingly common

February 2018  13 posts

Oprah follows up with the partisan voters in Michigan about Donald Trump Why Paper Jams Persist Brotopia Why people wait in lines A Paper Tears Apart in a City That Never Quite Came Together Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection Clear and Verifiable Social Decay The wealth of Sapiens You Aren’t In the Crowd, You Are the Crowd Why Does Every Lifestyle Startup Look the Same? Why Brooks Needs Runners Who Hate to Run Good vs. Better at Bad

October 2017  5 posts

In the Footsteps of Robert Moses  ·  Don’t Let Your (Technology) Tools Use You  ·  This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley  ·  The Dying Art of Disagreement  ·  America Wasn’t Built for Humans

September 2017  16 posts

Nothing to hide  ·  With Liberty and Sans Serif for All  ·  The Executive Computer - ‘Mother of All Markets’ or a ‘Pipe Dream Driven by Greed’?  ·  The Great Tech Panic of 2017  ·  Privacy at Apple  ·  We cannot afford to be indifferent to internet spying  ·  Why Paul Krugman Is Wrong About Wearables  ·  The best weekend activities are most likely not the ones you’re currently doing  ·  You are the product  ·  Cal Newport on taking your life back from technology  ·  Active Listening  ·  How I Got My Attention Back  ·  How Instagram Makes You Basic, Boring, and Completely Deranged  ·  Addicted to Your iPhone? You’re Not Alone  ·  The Privilege of Logging Off  ·  You’re Using Foursquare All the Time. You Just Don’t Know It

August 2017  1 post

Designing the new foursquare

December 2016  3 posts

Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block  ·  The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes  ·  “Those were our entrepreneurs we locked up.”

November 2016  5 posts

Does Latte Art Make Coffee Taste Worse?  ·  The Real Teens of Silicon Valley  ·  Code Cracking  ·  Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish  ·  Why Is It So Hard to Make a Website for the Government?

October 2016  11 posts

Storm Sentinels  ·  Living in an Extreme Meritocracy Is Exhausting  ·  Auto Correct  ·  Netflix — 13th  ·  The Wizard Of Apps: How Jeff Lawson Built Twilio Into The Mightiest Unicorn  ·  Acquired Ep. 17 - Skype  ·  Making Sense of Modern Pornography  ·  Every Noise At Once  ·  What HBO’s Westworld gets wrong (and right) about human nature  ·  The Economics of Dining as a Couple  ·  The Stanford Letters

September 2016  13 posts

Fun Facts From San Francisco History  ·  Tonight I saw a homeless man  ·  iOS 10 Review  ·  Pajama Rich  ·  We’re the Only Plane in the Sky  ·  Portland Stone Firms by David Airey  ·  How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down  ·  Perpetual Motion Machines  ·  The Riddle of the Gun  ·  Metric & Calibre Design Information  ·  Will Anyone Stop Rodrigo Duterte?  ·  Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns  ·  How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking

August 2016  26 posts

Cartography Comparison: Google & Apple  ·  NOBL Collective  ·  A Map Showing Every Single Cargo Ship In The World  ·  I Got Scammed By A Silicon Valley Startup  ·  The War on Cash  ·  Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism  ·  Three years in San Francisco  ·  Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple  ·  The Loneliness of Being Black in San Francisco  ·  Welcome to AirSpace: How Silicon Valley helps spread the same sterile aesthetic across the world  ·  You Need To Know How To Use Guns If You Want To Be Able to Regulate Them  ·  Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart  ·  Terminally ill artist who chose assisted dying gathered friends to say goodbye  ·  Employee #1: Tumblr  ·  Eddy Cue And Craig Federighi Open Up About Learning From Apple’s Failures  ·  Apple Music’s Bozoma Saint John: It’s About Passion, Not Algorithms  ·  Marcus Books, Nation’s Oldest Black-Centric Bookstore, Lands New Fillmore Location  ·  What does the Uber-Didi deal teach us about foreign tech companies trying to do business in China?  ·  Has Coffee In San Francisco Reached Oversaturation?  ·  Do Your Friends Actually Like You?  ·  Dinner, disrupted  ·  Google Maps goes for the win with Rio updates  ·  The Interval Opens At Fort Mason On Monday  ·  SF Coffee Shops That Serve Great Food  ·  Acquired Ep. 17 - Waze  ·  Nelson Cash

July 2016  8 posts

The Babysitters Club  ·  What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work  ·  The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’  ·  Where The Night Of Went Wrong  ·  South Bay Polo Headcam 7-23-16  ·  Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People  ·  This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?  ·  A Contemporary History of Walking to Work

February 2016  2 posts

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

September 2015  1 post

A 2015 Labor Day Reading List

July 2015  2 posts

How Champion-Pony Clones Have Transformed the Game of Polo The secret startup that saved the worst website in America

August 2014  2 posts

The End of Willets Point  ·  The Future of Iced Coffee

March 2014  1 post

The Dark Power of Fraternities

June 2013  1 post

Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right?

March 2013  1 post

Inside The Mind Of The Foursquare Engineer Re-Mapping The World

January 2013  1 post

When it was a game: Hoping Foursquare returns to its roots

April 2010  1 post

How Tech Start-ups Like Foursquare and Meetup Are Trying to Overthrow Old Media and Build a Better New York