Weekly Links & Thoughts #69

Here is a weekly selection of thoughtful opinion pieces, interesting analyses and significant yet under-reported information bits from the digital and technology world. Published and annotated every Thursday (CET), just in time so you have something good to read during the weekend.

I’ll take next week off, so there is a chance that the next edition will be published in 2 weeks.

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Recent articles on meshedsociety.com

  • Video is taking over the web, with a few exceptions
    In many ways, videos are a more rewarding, more pleasant and more powerful experience than photos and other types of media. This is at least what the leading social media platforms are convinced about.
  • Uber, Lyft and tipping
    Uber does not encourage riders to tip their drivers. Its biggest US competitor Lyft on the other hand lets riders tip drivers right from within the app. What sounds like a minor detail is actually a large differentiation factor for Lyft, and Uber might be realizing that.

Podcast episode of the week

Video of the week

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