Recent reading

Three weeks’ worth of articles: Obituaries, artificial intelligence, damaging storms, the case for charging genocide in Gaza, the viral Chabad tunnel story and online antisemitism, and housing—social in Vienna and enshittified at Airbnb

The ‘Enshittification’ of TikTok

The ‘Enshittification’ of TikTok A lot of good observations, context, connection-making, and generally clear thinking in this piece about social media and platforms in general and how they inevitably (?) destroy themselves through their “business models.” Or rather, perhaps, how “montetization” destroys digital “products” built around or for online coomunities. This is enshittification: Surpluses are … Read more