Dot Com Hubris: Yelp Emulating a Greek Tragedy

First they screwed up getting bought by Google. Then I started hearing first-hand accounts of Yelp sales people extorting money from small-business owners. Now this: Yelp has crossed Philip Greenspun, known for his pioneering work publishing long-form Web content and for starting, more than 15 years ago, a large and technically sophisticated community website —… Read More Dot Com Hubris: Yelp Emulating a Greek Tragedy

Verizon vs. 4Chan – I’ve Heard This One Before

There are few websites that can accurately be described as “dangerous,” and Verizon just fucked with one of them. For reasons that are sure to become clear in the next few days, Verizon’s decided to block 4chan. If you’re unfamiliar, 4chan’s the digital cesspool responsible, in equal parts, for the proliferation of LOLcats and child… Read More Verizon vs. 4Chan – I’ve Heard This One Before

DETROIT HIGH SCHOOLS TRAIN FOR WALMART – ALEX DUNBAR | VBS.TV Blog

Oh God. Say your prayers for the America of yore; we’re officially a full-fledged corporatocracy. Motherfucking Walmart, the prototypical, chthonic tyrant of the American economic landscape is teaming up with Detroit high schools to train students with job skills they’ll really get to use, like greeting customers, stocking shelves, and sobbing deeply in the break… Read More DETROIT HIGH SCHOOLS TRAIN FOR WALMART – ALEX DUNBAR | VBS.TV Blog