Add the blog http://glinden.blogspot.com/ to your RSS feeds. Lots of good stuff, mostly good link round-ups.
http://research.yahoo.com/pub/3186: How different demographics use different search terms and click on different links.
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/ Compares people's dislike of advertisements and their desire for online privacy with the concept of the "uncanny valley".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacies_of_Distributed_Computing: Important considerations in designing distributed systems.
James Hamilton's Blog "Perspectives" post Global Netflix Platform: Large Scale Java PaaS Running on AWS. Discusses some of the tech used by Netflix, but most interesting is just that Netflix runs on Amazon's cloud, and yet Amazon has their own netflix competitor (Amazon's Prime's movies).