On privacy: Walter Kirn’s “Little Brother Is Watching”

On the future of cyberspace — and our place in it: Rob Walker’s “Cyberspace When You’re Dead”

Many gems from Virginia Heffernan —

On Google’s suggestions (Why does a single “J” conjure “JC Penney”?): “The Google Alphabet

On truth and reliability: “What Fact-Checking Means Online”

On the art of the Facebook status: “Being There”

On the art of the YouTube video: “Uploading the Avant-Garde”

On the relationship between love and the Internet: the “Modern Love” column’s “The Boundaries of a Breakup” and “So, Tell Me Everything I Know About You” (or: why you should never Google on the first date)

On blogging: the New York Times‘s “Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter,” and one of many responses, from GigaOm, “Why the Medium Is Not the Message”