The atomic unit of the internet to date has been the "post": A blob of media and some metadata. All kinds of things change — from the structure of networks to the metaphors we use — when those blobs become inspectable.
Internet networks used to render brick-and-mortar businesses obsolete. Arguably, automation businesses may soon render networks obsolete.
Why NFL teams, and people in all walks of life, myself included, prefer to "lose slowly"
Seeking out the metaphors that will carry the next generation of internet
Now that the network effects playbook is well known to founders and investors, founders are eager to claim it. Unfortunately the term is often commingled with things that are not network effects.
Making the case for new aggregators to deliver services that don't need apps, and why that might actually reduce the current App Store hegemony
On delivering distinctly human services at a superhuman pace
Like dark fiber beneath the streets that merely needs to be "lit up", the ubiquity of mobile means that there are vast, untapped networks out there just waiting to be lit up
The app install isn't just about delivering functionality. In the new mobile search, it's also an expression of preferences.