The Two Things You're Supposed to Read Today on Internet Culture

Two things you’re supposed to read today:

On Facebook buying Instagram: “Companies once made sleds or dreamcatchers or software, but that’s all outsourced; an Internet product is very often a thing that lets other people make things — a kind of metaproduct — and you can get 30 million people working for you, for free, if you do a good job of it.”

Are comments actually bad for web business? “In conversations I’ve had with peers in the internet publishing world lately, as well as a resurgence of chatter about comments both online and in schmoozy-cocktail-space, I’m starting to come to a conclusion: comments are more trouble than they are literally, financially worth.”

I dunno, “tell us in the comments”!