COVID-19 Shows We Need More Urban Density—Not Less
Well-designed density would go a long way toward aiding our most vulnerable communities.
The Fediverse is thriving. So why isn’t there more coverage on it? https://write.as/eloquence/why-mastodon-and-the-fediverse-are-doomed-to-fail. Very good post by @eloquence. (https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/cf061fb1-d251-40b1-844f-3e152197d656)
Pretty impressed with Obsidian.md, an app in which the data is mine, the app is a view on the data, and the interface has queries on that data as panes, as per https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/07/decentralise-all-the-things/
Does anyone know where the Joplin notes app stores notes by default? Which folder/database on HD?
Remembering Colin Morley, who died at Edgware Road 15 years ago today, one of the victims of the 7-7 terrorist bombings. Wish we had more time, my friend. #Medinge
Nicholas Carr wrote a blog post well worth a read last January, positing the impact of social media is content collapse, not context collapse. Indeed when we all started out on social software the phrase context collapse was on our lips.
Since 2016 Carr sees context restoration however, a movement away from public FB posts to private accounts, chat groups, and places where content self-de
"From context collapse to content collapse" by Nicholas Carr http://www.roughtype.com/?p=8724
Good summary of how social media has homogenized the media landscape, and how people are trying to escape context collapse by seeking more private online spaces.
Does someone know why mastodon.cloud and mstdn.jp changed hands? Or how it is perceived by account holders on those instances?
No more going viral! Social distancing for healthy social networking
"I also got a bad taste in my mouth from Twitter supporting kinds of speech that I don't particularly agree with, and I began to feel like putting my toys and art there was just adding value to the network. For a while I felt that the tradeoff was that the art I published there still enriched my life and the lives of my friends. At some point, though, I started to feel like the balance got out of whack, and I could do more good by putting my work on alternate networks and giving people a reason to get off Twitter. "
All cultural producers with some degree of audience and influence should really think about this: what structures do I validate by my presence? What and whose structures do I reinforce? What other places can I advantage?
Anyone here who knows whether audio beacons are still used in advert tracking? https://infullflow.net/2020/06/are-audio-beacons-still-in-use/
I went along with the current metablogging mini-fashion and added a /feeds page https://www.zylstra.org/blog/feeds/
Oddest phone call to the UK ever. About 1 mins in, I get played back the other's half of the conversation from the start, while the other stops hearing me.
De Open State Foundation zoekt een nieuwe directeur! Iets voor iemand die je kent? Stuur het ze door! Echt iets voor jou? Reageer! https://openstate.eu/nl/2020/06/english-vacature-algemeen-directeur-open-state-foundation/
Wilma Haan wordt adjunct-hoofdredacteur NOS. Dat betekent ook dat we bij Open State Foundation een nieuwe directeur gaan zoeken.
"It’s about a market of a quarter of a trillion dollars governed by irrationality." Adtech has to go, you're offering up your privacy for magical thinking. Shields up!
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