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Future historians probably won’t understand our internet, and that’s OK

Future historians probably won't understand our internet, and that's OK The internet once promised to offer archivists an unprecedented opportunity to record and track our era. But with social media silos offering "pervasive, unique, personalized, non-repeatable" experiences, it is proving increasingly difficult to preserve our internet. Every major social-networking service uses opaque algorithms to shape…

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Stephen Bush: On the Tube, I saw the father I’d never met – and was happy to find that I had nothing to say to him

Stephen Bush: On the Tube, I saw the father I’d never met – and was happy to find that I had nothing to say to him An extraordinary piece of writing by Stephen Bush, about bumping into someone who didn't know he was his father. I’ve learned to enjoy the upsides of having an absent…

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