Jack White launches the first record to play in space

Impossible is nothing. Jack White’s record label Third Man Records successfully launched the first played record in space, 94 feet above the Earth before it burst. White originally discussed the idea with Neil De Grasse Tyson in 2012. For the entire hour and twenty minutes of ascension, the Icarus turntable faithfully played Carl Sagan’s “A […]

Ray Kurzweil and Aziz Ansari on the modern information era

This is what computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil had to say about the effect of the modern information era: People think the world is getting worse. … That’s the perception. What’s actually happening is our information about what’s wrong in the world is getting better. A century ago, there would be a battle that […]

Twitter On Tap

TV is too slow. Facebook’s algorithm takes at least a dozen hours to build up steam. It’s too hard to tell what’s live, archival, owned, and merely sourced on Instagram. Instagram also restricts rebloggability so the best-real time content never goes viral. It’s quite clear that the default tool for breaking and keeping up with […]

Twitter is not dying. It’s on the cusp of getting much bigger.

But Wall Street—along with everyone else who’s down on Twitter because it has “a growth problem”—is making a mistake by comparing it to Facebook. Twitter is not a social network. Not primarily, anyway. It’s better described as a social media platform, with the emphasis on “media platform.” And media platforms should not be judged by […]