A new issue of First Monday is out, including Ayelet Oz (Harvard): Legitimacy and Efficacy: The Blackout of Wikipedia. I really like that you like what I like: How did the Internet get so cozy? Nathan Heller wonders. The fine print: To get Internet access in his apartment Avi Kramer had to give up his legal rights — you probably did too. Cory Doctorow on the Internet of the dead. Fernando Alfonso on the lost art of GeoCities GIFs. Ryan Tate on how social media is eating our lives (and Pinterest is chewing fastest). The Internet’s best terrible person goes to jail: Can reviled master troll Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer become a geek hero? A new study suggests the Internet is not entirely assholes. When it comes to security, we’re back to feudalism. Tom Simonite on how Google plans to find the unGoogleable. The secret lives of supercutters: Seth Stevenson on why people spend so many hours stitching footage into YouTube collages. From The Awl, a roundtable of the rise and fall of the obscure music download blog. Ryan Tate on how Facebook’s top engineer Mike Vernal is trying to read your mind. You got a better idea? ICANN is the worst solution to Internet governance, except for all the alternatives.

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