I read a lot on the web about technology, cars, music and media. If you’d like to keep up with me, join my/Extratone‘s reading list channel on Discord, which has also served as a place for others to share their favorite links as well. Using the Discord chat exporter, I’ve created an HTML file of the channel’s entire history as of April 6th, 2020.
I’ve posted some of my all-time favorites from the past few years in this Twitter thread.
Dave Pell’s Nextdraft newsletter is the only hard news mailer I would ever recommend. If you can stand his puns, you need to subscribe.
Casey Newton is quite simply the best reporter on the social media beat. His daily output is absolutely astounding.
The Columbia Journalism Review‘s daily in-depth email is perhaps the most comprehensive aggregate of media news available.
Ernie Smith’s Tedium is unlike any other publication on the web.
An ongoing list of some of my absolute favorite reads on The Net.
- “Let’s Learn About Waveforms” | The Pudding
- “The Lottery Hackers” | Huffpost Highline
- “The Curse of the Bahia Emerald” | Wired
- “The Secret Rules of The Internet” | The Verge
- “Why Is Joe Rogan So Popular?” | The Atlantic
- “The Galaxy-Sized Video Game” | The New Yorker
- “Billions Registered” | Wired
- “Philip Roth doesn’t live here anymore” | Forward
- “The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President” | The Atlantic
- “The Californian Ideology” | Mute
- “Disruption: A Manifesto” | Logic Magazine
- “Rediscovering the Small Web” | Parimal Satyal
- “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” | The Atlantic
- “The myth of an objective press benefits the powerful at the expense of the people” | Media Matters
- “Spies, Lies, and Stonewalling: What It’s Like to Report on Facebook” | Columbia Journalism Review
- “Raiders of the Lost Web” | The Atlantic
- “It wasn’t easy to describe The Outline. That’s what made it great.” | Columbia Journalism Review
- “Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool” | Toby Shorin