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Friday, December 13th, 2019

I feel seen.

I feel seen.

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

“Link In Bio” is a slow knife

For a closed system, those kinds of open connections are deeply dangerous. If anyone on Instagram can just link to any old store on the web, how can Instagram — meaning Facebook, Instagram’s increasingly-overbearing owner — tightly control commerce on its platform? If Instagram users could post links willy-nilly, they might even be able to connect directly to their users, getting their email addresses or finding other ways to communicate with them. Links represent a threat to closed systems.

Anil Dash on the war on hyperlinks.

It may be presented as a cost-saving measure, or as a way of reducing the sharing of untrusted links. But it is a strategy, designed to keep people from the open web, the place where they can control how, and whether, someone makes money off of an audience. The web is where we can make sites that don’t abuse data in the ways that Facebook properties do.

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Kreuzberg.

Kreuzberg.

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Wer hat uns verraten? Metadaten!

Who has betrayed us? Metadata!

Wer hat uns verraten? Metadaten!

Who has betrayed us? Metadata!

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Manicule.

Manicule.

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

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Seafood feast in Antwerp.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Manton Reece - Saying goodbye to Facebook cross-posting

Facebook and even Instagram are at odds with the principles of the open web.

Related: Aaron is playing whack-a-mole with Instagram because he provides a servie to let users export their own photographs to their own websites.

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

do you know your tags?

Test your knowledge of the original version of HTML—how many elements can you name?

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Frank Chimero · A Like Can’t Go Anywhere, But a Compliment Can Go a Long Way

A thousand likes doesn’t look much bigger than one, and this becomes important when considering the form of negativity on social media.

There is no feature for displeasure on social media, so if a person wants to express that, they must write. Complaints get wrapped in language, and language is always specific.

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

One last Chicago dog before I leave.

One last Chicago dog before I leave.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

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Suka’s being shy.

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Murphy’s

Murphy’s

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Remnant.

Remnant.

Sky trap.

Sky trap.

Ballardian.

Ballardian.

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly

Ignore the clickbaity headline and have a read of Whitney Kimball’s obituaries of Friendster, MySpace, Bebo, OpenSocial, ConnectU, Tribe.net, Path, Yik Yak, Ello, Orkut, Google+, and Vine.

I’m sure your content on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is perfectly safe.

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Beach reading.

Beach reading.

Monday, August 19th, 2019

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Picked herring, pastrami-cured salmon, and smoked sable.

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Listening to @rowanpiggott and @rosiehodgson123 sing about bees at the Brighton Folk Club.

Listening to @rowanpiggott and @rosiehodgson123 sing about bees at the Brighton Folk Club.

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Yellow Dog Brewing Co.

Yellow Dog Brewing Co.