BNet

Brian Feldman
a newsletter about the internet and computers or whatever
Created 20 Apr 2020
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  • the subscriber thank you
    01 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    By now, hopefully, you’ve heard the news: BNet is over. I’ll keep this brief. First: I have paused billing, so you shouldn’t be getting charged anymore. If you have billing issues, contact Substack su...
  • thank you for reading BNet
    01 Jun 2021 • 6 min read
    It's time for BNet to come to an end. It's been a pleasure to put these things out twice a week for the past 13 months, but it was never designed to last forever. After years of editorial work typifie...
  • Premium Dog Pics May 2021
    01 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    The past month has been interesting for Catherine. Nothing new with me, but Catherine? Very exciting. She’s been getting outside more, and she’s spent more time in the backyard ignoring the cot I boug...
  • A personal history of voice-recognition software
    28 May 2021 • 4 min read
    By Diane Feldman, with additional reporting by Matt Feldman For most people, the use of voice-recognition apps is for productivity or convenience. If they have their hands full, they ask Siri what the...
  • some multilevel marketing drama
    25 May 2021 • 8 min read
    By Jeff Brister (YouTube: Tiana Liss) No matter how advanced technology becomes, how sophisticated the platforms are, or how much more technically proficient users become, drama remains the same. Mode...
  • the Australians have lost their goddamn minds
    22 May 2021 • 4 min read
    By Xavier George Australia. Not just Britain With Beaches. As the country grows and experiences its cultural puberty, so inevitably must come the time when, like the cuckoo, the country shoves its cul...
  • I forced a bot to read all of BNet
    18 May 2021 • 5 min read
    By Kathryn Lawrence Text-generating algorithms have been menacing writers and journalists for years now. Back in 2015, the Associated Press was using automation to generate 5,000 news stories per quar...
  • taming 'The Untamed'
    14 May 2021 • 8 min read
    By Sarah When I was bored in lockdown last year, I finally decided to try out this show I had seen all over Tumblr. It was corny and amazing, I fell headfirst into the fandom, and then discovered some...
  • promise to love me!
    11 May 2021 • 4 min read
    By Adam Cecil In Cleveland, Georgia, there is a Magic Crystal Tree. Beneath the Magic Crystal Tree, there is a giant cabbage patch named Mother Cabbage. And seven days a week, barring major holidays, ...
  • The newest queer icon: Frogs
    07 May 2021 • 7 min read
    By Liz Sommer Judy Garland. Dianna Ross. Cher. Lady Gaga. To this day, the concept of a “gay icon” is still largely represented by (often heterosexual) celebrity women who embody elements of sexuality...
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