Freq Check

freqcheckThe State of the Extranet, delivered monthly by the Editor-in-Chief.


After eleven months of construction, our platform has definitively blossomed into a marvelous digital dreamboat, ready and able to make use of your investment.

In Bloom

Before we head West, we're setting our sights locally on the conflicts and triumphs of our native Columbia, Missouri.

Spit & Shine

Our busiest, most exciting month yet led to promotions, revisions big & small, the introduction of subscriptions via Patreon, and a vastly more-precise forward direction.

The Nieman Demon

For ourselves and our industry, 2017 is already promising to be a groundbreaking year. After some grogginess, 'The Tone' readies to tackle the whole thing.

Assuage the Dumb Pipe

My last letter of 2016 discusses MAGFest, email, and the future of our counterculture.

Google Crucible

Six. Welcome to our fake news website. es, I think it best to just get it out of the way. Regardless of politik, the public is acutely more aware of the state of the American intellect since the last time I wrote you. Some of our

Big Data

Five. I’ve just downloaded a full backup of the Extranet for the for the first time. Compressed, it’s over 50GB. Granted, most of the bulk is in video and audio files. According to this report, we exchanged over 1TB

Slush Fund

Are we adapting to the medium? Am I? Guess so. Watch the polish drop. Even if a lonely, unelectrified typewriter or full fountain pen are the means to purest form, is it of any means to be pure, anyway? If these are truths, pure

Welcome to Two Point Oh

ast Saturday marked a full two months of Extratone, and it’s about time our child be baptized. A digital baptism, mind you. If you’ve heard of new (if you haven’t by now, I’ve failed miserably,) you know

Lithe Data Cowboys

I think we can all acknowledge that data & analytics are permanent facts of life for the remainder of all of ours. Twitter polls are pretty, but they’re hard to manage, and their data isn’t local. The majority of