… the cloud isn’t an amorphous collection of billions of water droplets.

The cloud is actually a finite and knowable number of large companies with access to or control over large pieces of the Internet. It’s Level 3 for fiber optic cables, Amazon for servers, Akamai for CDN, Facebook for their ad network, Google for Android and the search engine. It’s more of an oligopoly than a cloud.

And, intentionally or otherwise, these products are now choke points for control, surveillance and regulation.
Jennifer Stisa Granick

The prognosis for publishers is grim. Repent! Find a way out of the adtech racket before it collapses around you. Ditch your tracking, show dumb ads that you sell directly (not through a thicket of intermediaries), and beg your readers for mercy. Respect their privacy, bandwidth, and intelligence, flatter their vanity, and maybe they’ll subscribe to something.
Maciej Cegłowski, The Advertising Bubble

Creative Freedom according to Dropbox

If you give people the freedom to work the way they want…

With this title the Dropbox team created a video to promote the creative work than can be done by people all over the world collaborating together under a common umbrella like the Dropbox service to create something unique. The film, directed by Johnny Kelly, contains original footage shot over five and a half weeks by 141 collaborators from many different corners of the world — all brought together using Dropbox.

On social media, you share an article because you agree with the take, sure, but also because it says something about you, whether that fact is that you’re angry about a political issue, or that you like cute bunnies, or that you love Back to the Future. Your social media feed is a curation of things you want people to know about you. Inconvenient truths, negative views, or anything too dark will be pushed aside.
Todd VanDerWerff

So true.

introducing the new DIVISARE


“After 16 years online, divisare is the leading Italian architecture website and one of the most important in the world.

We have always had productive commercial relations with architectural associations. Our job is to provide useful information to their professional members.

Our database is composed of 160,000 registered users. 120,000 subscribe to our newsletter. 70,000 freelance professional architects.

With almost 100,000 projects published, divisare is the biggest existing contemporary architectural archive.”

Since the last year they have chosen to modify their strategy, moving from EuropaConcorsi to a new family of products, each aimed at different scopes…


Click on the image above to learn, in the sponsoring page, how profound the editorial change is and how firmly they believe in the new projects. I wish them all the best of luck!!!