Digital Carcinogens, A Workout for the Web, and More: Week #9
Why Google and Facebook are the new cigarettes, how to slim down the web, and a hint of crypto
- Carcinogens by Scott Galloway — If you don’t have time to read The Age of Surveillance Capitalism or Punished by Rewards, read this. In a single article, it outlines the problems with the business models of Google and Facebook outlined at length in both books (but you should still read the books).
- An Exercise Program for the Fat Web — A more technical description of the problem of digital advertising: slow ass websites. Even as tech improves, our websites are getting bigger and slower.
- What Are Automated Market Makers? — Crypto exchanges like Uniswap are confusing. This article makes them simple, along with doing a lot of grunt work to explain markets in general. For a deeper dive into other interesting markets, check out The Logic of Sports Betting.
- 3 Major Misinformation Trends on TikTok Regarding Ukraine — A very shallow dive but an important reminder when consuming news from anywhere (since TikTok basically owns the internet these days).