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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

Photo by Andres Siimon on Unsplash
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).

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