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What I’m reading and writing, June 16

Tweet• At Nieman Reports, Nick Carr serves up an excerpt of his new book The Shallows that’s sure to cause another old media/new media dustup:
“On the Web, skimming is no longer a means to an end but an end in itself. That poses a huge problem for those who report and publish the news. To [...]

What I’m reading, writing and watching, June 4

Tweet• One of my favorite Web thinkers is Nick Carr, who loves to tweak digital utopians and most recently suggests in his new book, “The Shallows,” that online reading is affecting our cognitive abilities, and not for the better:
“The Net’s ability to monitor events and send out messages and notifications automatically is, of course, one [...]