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  • Internet 3.0 and the Beginning of (Tech) History

    Tue 6:35am By Ben Thompson
    The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.
  • Trump and Twitter

    Jan 7, 2021, 6:16 am By Ben Thompson
    Twitter and Facebook face the gravest Trump crisis yet, and this time, I think it is time to act.
  • New Defaults

    Jan 5, 2021, 9:52 am By Ben Thompson
    The pandemic and vaccine rollout have highlighted where the West has lost its way; we need new defaults about information, change, and speed.
  • The 2020 Stratechery Year in Review

    Dec 22, 2020, 12:49 pm By Ben Thompson
    The most popular and most important posts on Stratechery in 2020.
  • Social Networking 2.0

    Dec 15, 2020, 10:38 am By Ben Thompson
    Facebook and Twitter represent the v1 of Social Networking; it's a bad copy of the analog world, whereas v2 is something unique to digital, and a lot more promising.
  • Privacy Labels and Lookalike Audiences

    Dec 8, 2020, 6:26 am By Ben Thompson
    Apple's position on privacy seems unimpeachable, but it ignores trade-offs, and risks a bad outcome for the Internet as a whole.
  • Stripe: Platform of Platforms

    Dec 3, 2020, 10:00 am By Ben Thompson
    Stripe's announcement of Treasury — banking-as-a-service — manifests the breadth of the company's ambition.
  • Five Lessons From Dave Chappelle

    Nov 30, 2020, 9:48 am By Ben Thompson
    Dave Chappelle has a new special about his old show that includes fundamental lessons about how the Internet has changed the content business.
  • The Idea Adoption Curve

    Nov 23, 2020, 9:36 am By Ben Thompson
    Mapping the technology adoption curve to ideas gives insights as to which business models work on which parts of the addressable market.
  • Playing on Hard Mode

    9:54am By Ben Thompson
    Airbnb and DoorDash both created new markets where ones did not previously exist; they are startups played on "hard" mode.