The Well's State of the World 2015: here's the annual summary of trends and speculations from Bruce Sterling, Jon Lebkowski, and Cory Doctorow.
State of the World 2013: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky this year's model should be particularly interesting, given the current hyperactive state of the world and the abundance of available conceptual lenses
For sale: one online community, vintage. The Well, one of the oldest online communities, is up for sale again, according to a filing by it's current owner, the much beleagured Salon. A retrospective of the site from a user also says that some users are currently in discussion to buy it back. [more inside]
"when i went into cyberspace i went into it thinking that it was a place like any other place and that it would be a human interaction like any other human interaction. i was wrong when i thought that. it was a terrible mistake." Pandora's Vox: On Community in Cyberspace [more inside]