I send a "cool things" email to my Story Pirate producing team each week, and I'm going to start posting them here as well. I'll update them with any great links that are sent out to the list in addition!
I'm biased, but I think this piece is fantastic. It was at the top of Longreads & Hacker Newsletter. Don't let the name discourage you - it's aimed at young programmers but the message is universal! Nicholas Carr (everyone read The Shallows!!) on what the internet is doing to our brains.
And, case in point, What Really Happens On A Teen Girl's iPhone.
Finally piece on this (for now) I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet
And finally, my apologies to Nicholas Carr, because my caveman brain wants you to watch this: Penguin being tickled.