Monday, September 20, 2021

Intermediation: Monetizing the most useful tech-mediated behaviors

The smart phone brought us the death of alt-tab (multiple windows) and eventually (I've seen the writing on the wall for a decade) of copy-paste. Both are driven by pecuniary interests (the first from the attention economy, the second from the power of intermediating whatever is chosen to be , ahem, "shared").

Also: the URL behind a link, not visible on most smart phone interfaces.

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