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.

šŸ”— WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Explains Why He Felt He Had To Sell To Facebook

Ryan Mac for BuzzFeed: While Acton didnā€™t discuss the specifics behind Zuckerbergā€™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. Iā€™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 usersā€™ 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.”