Friday, December 13th, 2019
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Monday, October 28th, 2019
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Facebook and even Instagram are at odds with the principles of the open web.
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Test your knowledge of the original version of HTML—how many elements can you name?
Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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
Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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
Monday, August 19th, 2019
Monday, August 5th, 2019
Sunday, July 21st, 2019