The crisis of blogs and rise of newsletters.

Substack is the new poster child. A prominent VC firm funded it which is betting the "stack" on a future "media business". The premise is simple. Offer a subpar content management system (CMS), a billing system (integration with payment processor Stripe) and a mailing list. Any business wants the relationship with customers and the billing … Continue reading The crisis of blogs and rise of newsletters.

Assessing the algorithms

Krisitian and Rumman write: As decision-makers in both government and industry create standards for algorithmic audits, disagreements about what counts as an algorithm are likely. Rather than trying to agree on a common definition of “algorithm” or a particular universal auditing technique, we suggest evaluating automated systems primarily based on their impact. By focusing on … Continue reading Assessing the algorithms