A truly fascinating and well-written article on how changes are afoot in the worlds of psychology, economics, and just about any other field that has performed tests on American participants and extrapolated the results into universal traits.
Given the data, they concluded that social scientists could not possibly have picked a worse population from which to draw broad generalizations. Researchers had been doing the equivalent of studying penguins while believing that they were learning insights applicable to all birds.
A stroke of genius: turning money itself into the carrier for infographics on wealth distribution in America.
I got your 1% right here.
A rallying cry from Russell, urging us not to rely too much on the intangible.
A site that aims to ask and explore the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality, with a focus on science, religion, markets and morals.
An excellent long-zoom rebuttal by Alexis Madrigal of the whole "The web is dead" guff on Wired right now.
The challenges of the long tail.
An interesting take on the business models of social networking sites.
A great article about the rising prevalence of "rough consensus and running code" in the real world.
A sobering article on the cost of being a truly global website. This gives some context to Last.fm's recent pricing model decision.
The cumalative effect of these captioned pictures will ease you through any financial crisis.
A brilliant braindump by Matt Webb examining the weave of the Web and the nature of reality. Set aside some time to soak this up.