DuckDuckGo’s Apple-powered maps now support dark mode and more – 9to5Mac

While I am an app-first person, it’s good to see Dark Mode come to more web apps.

How to run a small social network site for your friends – Darius Kazemi

It’s easier than ever to create a small community for your friends, family, or organization that stays as private or public as you want.

🔗 WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Explains Why He Felt He Had To Sell To Facebook

Ryan Mac for BuzzFeed: While Acton didn’t discuss the specifics behind Zuckerberg’s…

Why does decentralization matter? – Official Mastodon Blog

This is a good, real-world explainer of a core philosophy behind Mastodon and the greater fediverse of connected, interoperable services, like PixelFed. I’m a big fan of this grown platform of content and social platforms, especially their underlying design and mission.

Wind power makes the ground warmer even as it cools the planet | Ars Technica

Ars covers an interesting experiment from a “high-resolution” weather mode: if the…

Google is losing users’ trust – Slate

Matthew Green at Slate, after Google changed a default Chrome feature to…

On finally understanding The Matrix sequels – Just Write

“The great thing about art is that, while it stays the same, you don’t.”