Archive: June 24th, 2018

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Checked in at Aeronaut Brewing Company. Beer, books and puzzles on a Sunday in Somerville — with Jessica

Yay Computers • Robin Rendle

If you’re thinking of writing something that explains a weird thing you struggled with on the Internet, do it! Don’t worry about the views and likes and Internet hugs. If you’ve struggled with figuring out this thing then be sure to jot it down, even if it’s unedited and it uses too many commas and you don’t like the tone of it.

Derek Powazek - AI is Not a Community Management Strategy

A really excellent piece from Derek on the history of community management online.

You have to decide what your platform is for and what it’s not for. And, yeah, that means deciding who it’s for and who it’s not for (hint: it’s not bots, nor nazis). That’s not a job you can outsource. The tech won’t do it for you. Not just because it’s your job, but because outsourcing it won’t work. It never does.

I know what @wilto is doing here looks bad, but… it’s exactly as bad as it looks.

I know what @wilto is doing here looks bad, but…

it’s exactly as bad as it looks.