No one can keep track of how many people use Internet, how many machines it can reach or even how many sub- and sub-sub-networks form a part of it. The “backbone” of the network—major electronic corridors established by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and others—is obvious enough, but like the interstate highway system, it leads to successively smaller local byways and obscure private roads.How The Washington Post wrote about the internet in 1988.
If you want to help this site become some kind of cross between Andrew Sullivan, Tim Pool, and [pick your favorite fiction writer], then click here, and — also — re-blog.
(I mean — can you imagine how much better my Occupy Wall Street coverage would have been if I was ever actually there?)
Quick commentary here: Evan Fleischer is a smart guy who has done amazing work covering news on Tumblr and elsewhere. He has some impressive credits to his name. The fact that he has to encourage you to click a link to make a little money is very unfortunate. I would recommend reaching out to him with job offers.
Listen, Tumblr folks who read this blog: When you say that you aren’t offering up monetization models to end users because it structures the shape of the community, this is what happens. Smart people with smart commentary can’t follow up on their awesome skills and make a career of this through your platform. That’s really sad, and it would be so easy to fix.