As Digg, Feedly, and other RSS readers prepare to launch into the void created by Google Reader, a small group of technologists are beginning to think we need to drastically reduce the resolution of the information we see on the screen. They call it “decimated reality,” and at least one company is developing products based on the concept.
Pinterest, the social media phenom, has created the web’s new design paradigm--and maybe the greatest selling engine ever devised. We sit down for a rare interview with Ben Silbermann, Pinterest’s CEO.
On March 28th, The New York Times will erect a monthly, metered pay wall for digital content. This paywall must make it through some key psychological barriers: a territorial grip on once-promised free information, our lazy preference to avoid tough decisions, and flawed memories of how much we actually use a product.