The Blog That Disappeared – The New York Times

Don’t rely on Google, Facebook, etc. to keep your content safe, or keep it at all. Back it up, because they won’t back you up.

Dennis Cooper’s vanishing work shows why we shouldn’t trust the cloud.

Source: The Blog That Disappeared – The New York Times

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The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It – The New York Times

The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It – The New York Times

CERN researcher Tim Berners-Lee and other founding fathers of the World Wide Web are working to rewrite its constitution for a more independent version not subjected to government and corporate control.

Donald Trump wants to ban the internet, will ask Bill Gates to ‘close it up’ | People | News | The Independent

donaldtrumpDonald Trump has called for the internet to be turned off so that children can no longer use it. The presidential hopeful said that “We’ve got to maybe do something with the internet,” because it was being used to radicalise people. He said that he would “see Bill Gates” so that he could look into “closing it up”.

Source: Donald Trump wants to ban the internet, will ask Bill Gates to ‘close it up’ | People | News | The Independent

How To Train Your Troll

I think all people are looking for a reaction from others so they know they matter. Many like me try to get that reaction through humor and commentary, or trying to entertain others. We want an audience. Others get their reaction through charity and samaritanship. Children get reactions by provoking their parents. Trolls (and bullies in general) haven’t grown past that, however, and think the easiest and fastest way to get people to react to them is provocation. The emotional reward from provocation is so small, they’re never satisfied. “Don’t feed the energy creature” is often said of them. But maybe the way to deal with them is to change their diet somehow from the small bites at our souls to more fulfilling actions so they get better reactions.