The story about Dutch national cyber scammer Rian van Rijbroek written up in full like is done here is amazing and priceless.
Not very surprisingly Airbnb these days is a willing platform for criminal behavior.
The American libertarian view on privacy is so tiresome and so ridiculously irrelevant and I wish we would stop hearing about it so much.
An incisive profile on the life of an Instagram influencer.
All online metrics are a fraud.
It is true that Goodreads is a deeply broken website but right now it is the only place that we have that has a critical mass of readers on it.
An interesting reversal here where I once said that any application could be delivered through the chat medium, now Kevin Kwok signals a tendency for one chat platform to permeate all applications.
As an occasional listener to the various Asymco podcasts and somebody very much interested in new forms of mobility, I was taken more than a bit aback by this.
Dediu revealed himself as a founder in Bond which is the same company as Smide. I remembered him having somebody from Smide on in one of the first episodes of the Micromobility podcast but there was never any disclosure then or after about Dediu’s connections there.
A lapse in disclosure and some backroom action is not a big deal and nothing much seems to have come from this, but it is a good reminder that everything you see online (not just the posts on Instagram) is fake.
I love TikTok but it is a very large application with very little checks.
Berlin is finally thinking of fixing its totally and utterly broken website. That’s good news but a shame that we have had to use this monstrosity for the past ten years.