Well, this could be very handy for Huffduffer!
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
I’m always happy to see a thriving market of competition amongst browsers—we had a browser monopoly once before and it was a bad situation.
(That said, UC Browser has its own issues.)
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Monday, October 24th, 2016
This is an interesting API that just landed in the newest version of Chrome behind a token—it gives you programmatic access to the OS’s share functionality via a (secure) website.
Paul finishes this rundown with the interesting bit:
Future work will also level the playing field for web apps, by allowing them to register to be a “share receiver”, enabling web-to-app sharing, app-to-web sharing and web-to-web sharing.
Maybe I’ll get to see a native “huffduff this” option in my lifetime.
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
I’m with Frank. He’s going Indie Web for 2014:
I’m returning to a personal site, which flips everything on its head. Rather than teasing things apart into silos, I can fuse different kinds of content together.
Homesteading instead of sharecropping:
So, I’m doubling down on my personal site in 2014.
Friday, July 12th, 2013
Dan’s blog is rapidly turning into one of my favourite destinations on the web.
I hope he comes to an Indie Web Camp.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
A good article on Medium on Medium.
Monday, July 1st, 2013
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
This is what Medium is for.
If you want to read some of Dan Catt’s lesser thoughts, he has his own blog.
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
A wonderful rallying cry from Drew.
Ever since the halcyon days of Web 2.0, we’ve been netting our butterflies and pinning them to someone else’s board.
Hope that what you’ve created never has to die. Make sure that if something has to die, it’s you that makes that decision. Own your own data, friends, and keep it safe.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
A fascinating discussion on sharecropping vs. homesteading. Josh Miller from Branch freely admits that he’s only ever known a web where your content is held by somone else. Gina Trapani’s response is spot-on:
For me, publishing on a platform I have some ownership and control over is a matter of future-proofing my work. If I’m going to spend time making something I really care about on the web—even if it’s a tweet, brevity doesn’t mean it’s not meaningful—I don’t want to do it somewhere that will make it inaccessible after a certain amount of time, or somewhere that might go away, get acquired, or change unrecognizably.
When you get old and your memory is long and you lose parents and start having kids, you value your own and others’ personal archive much more.
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Amen, Scott, A-MEN:
You are not blogging enough. You are pouring your words into increasingly closed and often walled gardens. You are giving control - and sometimes ownership - of your content to social media companies that will SURELY fail.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
It’s great to see the Future Friendly call-to-arms being expanded on. Here it’s university sites that are being looked at through a future-friendly lens.
Friday, March 16th, 2012
A thoughtful—and beautifully illustrated—piece by Geri on memory and digital preservation, prompted by the shut-down of Gowalla.
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
Fred touches on the same issues that Frank highlighted in his dConstruct talk last year: what do we do with all of this wealth of material we’ve been collecting/ffffinding/scrobbling/liking/favouriting/plus-one-ing.
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Looks like Lyza’s presentation at Over The Air at Bletchley Park was really excellent.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
A truly excellent article outlining the difference between share-cropping and self-hosting. It may seem that the convenience of using a third-party service outweighs the hassle of owning your own URLs but this puts everything into perspective.
Monday, September 12th, 2011
I’ve just seen this incredible presentation from Stephanie Rieger at the Breaking Development conference in Nashville. It’s absolutely packed full of fantastically useful ideas. You really should’ve been there, but these slides can give you a taste of the presentation.
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
A superb post by David that ties together multiple strands of personal digital preservation through homesteading instead of sharecropping.