Haste Makes Waste

Video Essay: A History of American Journalism

13 March 2024

I've made good on my threat to release a video essay.

This is part one of three; an educational series on the history, methodology, and ethics of journalism. Inside: a code of conduct, a jailbreak, and some light cannibalism. The script is included if you'd prefer to read it, instead!

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Reddit Offers Moderators Stock Ahead of IPO… But Why?

22 February 2024

Reddit plans to offer stock to a select group of users and moderators ahead of its upcoming IPO, according to an email obtained from a moderator of multiple subreddits.

At approximately 12:43PM today, a subset of Reddit users and moderators were contacted simultaneously via DM and email with an invite to pre-register for a Directed Share Program. It also included an as-of-yet incomplete set of terms and legal disclosures, blended with the occasional meme.

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Deplatforming Myself: A Tech Manifesto

17 October 2023

The internet has become one big roach motel. I lay the blame for this development solely at the feet of The Platform; the proliferation of venture-capitalist backed walled gardens, which are incentivized to trap users inside and milk them like cattle.

This has me re-evaluating my relationship with The Platform, what I want out of the Internet, and who its meant to benefit. I’ve decided: I think I want out.

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