Nihilism and a geopolitical omnishambles

I read a lot of stuff on the internet — maybe too much. An awful lot of it just slips through my mind. In an effort to change that, I'm writing about the bits that caught my attention. So this is what I've been reading.

Apparently lots of people have been wondering whether things even matter, and so now I am too. It turns out there are many different kinds of nihilism.

Brexit is a disaster. Maybe even an omnishambles.

I have, somewhat apologetically, climbed aboard the Tidying Up train. The show doesn't quite hit the mark for me, but I'm all in on the philosophy. This critique of the critics is good.

The Guardian now has an editorial view on algorithms and crime. I wonder if and when this view will extend to other, especially commercial, uses of big data and algorithmic decision making.

Spotify was planning to and now has spent up big on podcasts.

It turns out that hanging out on porn sets wasn't ultimately as relaxing as Jon Ronson first found it.

Finally, there's this bizarre saga about the destructive culture of YA Twitter.