A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending October 11, 2013)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
A Discovery Has Been Made.
A beautifully executed interactive explaining the Higgs boson in layman’s terms.
—Colin Jaworski, assistant art director
The Battle to Destroy Wikipedia’s Biggest Sockpuppet Army
The hunt for a vast network of saboteurs inside the bureaucratic underworld of Wikipedia.
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
All Is Fair in Love and Twitter
Detailed account of Twitter’s founding reveals the back-stabbing, plotting, and rewriting of history that created the accepted origin story of the social network.
The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store
An interesting piece exploring the way Jeff Bezos’s management style contributed to Amazon’s successes.
—Will Knight, news and analysis editor
These Crazy Inventions Are the Latest Sign That Entrepreneurship in China Is Alive and Well
A nice roundup of some fantastic inventions from China.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, energy
The Architecture of Autism
An engrossing New York Times feature on an architectural design approach to creating living spaces and new communities for the burgeoning numbers of adults with autism.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Why a death-defying Moral Majority follower turned progressive activist thinks everyone—everyone!—deserves access to the software tools that build political movements.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief