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Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?

New York Magazine

The best text on Facebook and its role in, well, the world, that I’ve read in a long while. It excels in that it addresses the difficulty of grasping Facebook as a company, as a community, as a phenomenon. It doesn’t try to reduce complexity, but embraces it instead. Key quote: «Facebook has grown so big, and become so totalizing, that we can’t really grasp it all at once. Like a four-dimensional object, we catch slices of it when it passes through the three-dimensional world we recognize.»

Europe’s new borders

Photographic Museum of Humanity

Powerful images from Europe’s borders, captured with drones. In the photographer’s own words: «My project, Europe’s New Borders, offers a sense of scale on the dehumanized border crisis unfolding in Europe throughout the last two years. It covers most of the borders of the European Union, the transformation of these, and the consequences, big and small, concrete and abstract, for the refugees and migrants.»