David Blue

Editor-in-Chief, Neoyokel, Angst Wrangler

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David Blue

546 days ago

Do Authors Write Where They Know?

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David Blue

721 days ago

"The message was clear and intoxicating: society valued our contributions and, by extension, us. Still, the C.E.O. motivated us with fear. 'We are at war,' he would say, his jaw tense. We would look down at our bottles of kombucha and nod gravely."

Four Years in Startups

newyorker.com

David Blue

757 days ago

The Ethics of Web Performance

timkadlec.com

David Blue

757 days ago

Imagine: rational priorities in handset design!

This heavy-duty phone is like a BlackBerry Passport that runs Android

theverge.com

David Blue

757 days ago

The Rich Can’t Get Richer Forever, Can They?

newyorker.com

David Blue

813 days ago

The next time you feel *ANY* anger about having to share American highways with semi trucks, remember that virtually your entire life is made possible by trucks: 98% of all transported goods in the United States are moved by truck.

A semi tractor is the *only* vehicle to date which I cut my first opportunity to drive it short. It was simply too big of a pain in my ass.

BE THANKFUL BITCH.

That truck driver you flipped off? Let me tell you his story.

startribune.com

David Blue

896 days ago

one hell of an email.

an anthem for a trash generation

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David Blue

962 days ago

Disappearing Act

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David Blue

962 days ago

Boy, I’m pretty sure we have been talking about this for my whole life.

The yin and yang of Twitter and journalism

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David Blue

1005 days ago

"The moment I found out Trump could tweet himself was comparable to the moment in 'Jurassic Park' when Dr. Grant realized that velociraptors could open doors," recalled McConney, who was the Trump Organization’s director of social media from 2011 to 2017. "I was like, 'Oh no.'"

The Guy Who Taught Trump to Tweet Owes Us All a Goddamn Apology

gq.com

David Blue

1016 days ago

From my Chuck essay:
"From the broadest possible pop cultural lens, Chuck's most spectacular and widely-circulated work, demographically (I assume) is his 2015 interview and cover story for GQ with Taylor Swift – then "the most popular human alive." Yes, it really is worth dwelling on the image: this guy... this very Dorky Dad, just hanging out with the most highly-demanded teen idol who's ever lived, sitting awkwardly next to her in the backseat of her car as she maniacally panics to accept a call from Justin Timberlake. When one Chucks such a distinguished contrast upon such a high-profile contemporary medium, the weight of the potential scrutiny becomes palpable, but Klosterman anticipates and braces for this (very risky) business in the only manner he can: acknowledging it over and over and over again in the second paragraph of his every interview appearance."

Taylor Swift on "Bad Blood," Kanye West, and How People Interpret Her Lyrics

gq.com

David Blue

1037 days ago

I may have recommended this before, but I don't even care.

One day in 2012, I posited this about the future: "everyone will be live streaming but no one will be watching except God."

The Twitch streamers who spend years broadcasting to no one

theverge.com

David Blue

1038 days ago

Perhaps you've already read this 6-year-old post or seen its lecture video counterpart, but I think it's imporant we ALL be reminded of what exactly The Open Web actually *is* and all that it can be.

The Web We Lost

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David Blue

1040 days ago

An underground art blog a friend of mine is helping launch.

What is FANGZ?

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David Blue

1044 days ago

How much longer will we remember that absolutes aren’t?

The kilogram is dead; long live the kilogram

theverge.com

David Blue

1069 days ago

Obviously, this is destined to cause some nostalgic howling. MapQuest is #30!!! And LOOK at Pitchfork's early website.

100 Websites That Shaped the Internet as We Know It

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David Blue

1073 days ago

"The Rolling Stones are the top-earning rock band in 2018 (over $100 million so far), and groups like the Eagles and U2 outrank younger megastars including Jay-Z and Beyonce (no. 11), Katy Perry (no. 14), and Kendrick Lamar (no. 18)."

In case it isn't obvious, this is no less than a *cultural crisis.* Imagine if Scott Joplin was making 10 times more on tour than The Beatles in 1967.

The ridiculous amount of money baby-boomer rockers still make on tour

qz.com

David Blue

1091 days ago

Jlin is special; Jlin interviews are always special. So much so, I created a reference for them: http://www.extratone.com/jlininterviews/

Jlin is the visionary artist fusing complex electronics with ballet

djmag.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

Perhaps the all around most compelling and emotionally-effective feature of 2017.

My Family’s Slave

theatlantic.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

A one-of-a-kind experience which I've counted on to make myself feel better about humanity during particularly dark times.

#82 Hello?

gimletmedia.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

Mark proudly acknowledges I'm Jewish and actually makes a pretty funny I should fire myself joke on the spot. Much less painful of an experience than the hearings.

Full transcript: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Recode Decode

vox.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

This gorgeously-designed adventure is the singular work that caught my attention back to Wired after years.

The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives

wired.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

UNQUESTIONABLY one of the most important insights into the tedium and outrageously-unlikely glory within American working-class culture. Via subscriber and pal Moe Malik.

The Lottery Hackers

highline.huffingtonpost.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

One of last year’s best.

The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives

wired.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

Can an independent music blog survive in America?

theoutline.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

It's Time for an RSS Revival

wired.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

Dr. Seuss’ forgotten anti-war book made him an enemy of the right

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David Blue

1130 days ago

I Tried to Convert Myself Into a Hardstyle Fan at EDC Las Vegas 2017

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David Blue

1130 days ago

How We Read

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David Blue

1130 days ago

I’m just wondering what cell network he’s using that would allow him to do this while DRIVING AROUND ST. LOUIS.

St. Louis Uber driver put video of hundreds of passengers online. Most have no idea.

stltoday.com

David Blue

1130 days ago

As I've been saying for years now,

In the future, we'll all be live streaming, but only God will be watching.

The Twitch streamers who spend years broadcasting to no one

theverge.com

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