More on what the internet is good for

70% U.S. adults think the internet has been “mostly a good for society”, according to Pew, down from 76% four years ago. (88% think it’s been “mostly a good” for themselves, down from 90%) But here’s one particularly interesting part: Most (62% of those with a positive view) mentioned how the internet makes information much easier and […]

The tech giants are different from one another

This bit from Matt Yglesias’ piece on the case against Facebook is important: That Facebook’s relentless growth threatens the existence of news organizations is something that should make the architects of that relentless growth feel bad about themselves. They are helping to erode public officials’ accountability, foster public ignorance, and degrade the quality of American democracy. Google, […]