Weekend Reading 1-27-18

”Two broad changes of thinking would go a long way towards sensibly taming the titans. The first is to make better use of existing competition law. 
Second, trustbusters need to think afresh about how tech markets work. A central insight is that personal data are the currency in which customers actually buy services.”

Great graphic of the current broadcast media landscape. 

41 states saw emissions decrease but 9 saw increases. Harnessing wind to generate power has helped states like Kansas reduce it’s emissions. States in colder climates, that rely on fossil fuels, and driving as a primary means of transportation and less population density experience higher per-capita emissions.

“..as local reporting dies, the tech giants that helped got us to where we are want to build ways for the void to be filled–in this case, via unpaid participants. And, of course, this content would feed back to the platforms that killed local independent media in the first place.”

“Facebook was always famous for the sign that hung in its offices, written in big red type on a white background, that said “Move Fast and Break Things.” And every time I think about the company, I realize it has done just that—to itself. But I think that Zuckerberg, and the people who work at Facebook, also realize that the things they have broken are things that are going to be very difficult to put back together.”