Doug BelshawDepending on your point of view, Thought Shrapnel is either an attempt at short-form blog or at long-form bookmarking. Along with a weekly newsletter which serves as a digest, it’s curated by Doug Belshaw.

Thought Shrapnel is an attempt to ‘unlock the commons’. Previously, Doug curated an email newsletter whereby the content wasn’t available on the open web. This combined blog and newsletter approach helps rectify that.

The most economically powerful thing you can do is to buy something for your own enjoyment that also improves the world. This has always been the value proposition of journalism and art. It’s a nonexclusive good that’s best enjoyed nonexclusively. (

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