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Thursday
May242012

A Conversation with Slate's Jacob Weisberg, Part 4

In which Jacob and I discuss Tumblr vs. Pinterest, Facebook vs. privacy, the case for baseline rules to protect consumer Internet privacy in the US, the horrible implications of the French push to create a "right to be forgotten", and why it would nevertheless be a catastrophe if the Internet comes to serve as an inescapable Permanent Record.
Wednesday
May232012

A Conversation with Slate's Jacob Weisberg, Part 3

In which Jacob and I discuss Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, copyright, and the challenge (and imperative) of making money for social networks, content creators, and publishers.

Tuesday
May222012

A Conversation with Slate's Jacob Weisberg, Part 2

In which Jacob and I talk about Google's (and my) experience in China, why foreign tech companies will almost certainly fail there, and why China's government is slowly losing its grip over information.

Monday
May212012

A conversation with Slate's Jacob Weisberg, Part 1

Here's the first part of a recent conversation with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg. This bit is on Tumblr’s founder, the ethos and juju of the platform he created, and how Tumblr’s approach to identity translates into positivity, creativity, and anti-trollery.