Dogs are so fucking cool.
Dogs are so fucking cool.
I’m producing a number to try to illustrate what I believe.
This is the kind of thinking that gets you a job, and a significantly influential one, in this country. Never felt more pride in my life.
I think pushback against Instagram is coming, as more people who have already left Facebook also remember that Instagram has the same leadership, and the platform is far enough off track that even the founders have left. It’s a good time to be posting photos to your own blog instead of Instagram.
One of the things that always keeps me away from going back to the “easy” option of just using social media is the reminder that the same people who like to brag about “indpendent thought” and “independent speech” also use Facebook heavily for promotion and the like. A platform that so readily allows this illogical behaviour to thrive, and cause so much destruction, is never a platform any actual independently motivated person ought to invest in let alone trust.
I look forward to the continued growth of a diverse, independent ecosystem of small and flexible platforms to replace mainstream social media. Now more than ever we need the people making these platforms to understand that people do use these big platforms for real, practical reasons and the only way to move power away from such deeply flawed platforms is to provide usable alternatives.
We are only at the beginning of these efforts but speed is of the essence; the mainstream platforms hold sway over enough of the right people to damage the lives of millions of people, and those of us privileged enough to be born into the ill-gotten wealth of the tech-heavy Western world must lead the charge for higher standards across the board.
It’s good to see Brexit is going well. Congratulations to all of the idiots who voted Leave.
Now that it seems SoundCloud is on the road to recovery I am again tempted to consider their subscription offering. If it comes with the ability to also buy the music outright I’ll definitely give it a go.
When I see deputy editors for large news organisations casually sharing AMP links it’s more than a facepalm; it’s the sad realisation that the people most at risk of being chewed out by the big tech companies are also those most willing to let it happen.
Pro tip for the Micro.blog timeline; if you want use the One True Shrug Emoji, insert extra slashes, like so:
Sharing things on Twitter is so much more fun when it is for the purpose of convincing people to use it less. ;)
Home Screen: November, 2018
While I’m complaining about stuff: 1. I don’t like Medium.com, 2. I hate autoplay 3. I’m not signing up for your damn newsletter because you just covered up the entire screen and everything I came to your site for, you muppet, 4. I don’t want to chat either.
A few things for you:
Enjoy your weekend!
“Gun control” is a funny phrase. It’s the kind of thing I’d say with reference to cattle, not human beings.
Leaving Twitter for personal use has become a form of self-care: Exhibit #WE’VE-STOPPED-COUNTING-BY-THIS-POINT
Seeing a lot of “the iPad Pro is being held back by iOS” and it’s hardly surprising. The success of the iPhone likely made the iPad Pro even possible in the first place, but also holds it in place since Apple has yet to show the ability to release an iPad-focused update to iOS.
I missed a whole god-damn batch of updates for TIL last month. 😐
Replying to one of these usernames will send a Webmention to that user’s external web site.
That’s just fucking cool.
Testing IndieWeb username. Hi, @eli!
The photography on display across Micro.blog is fantastic. You can see a selection of it in the photo filter for Discover. ⭐
I wonder if it’s possible to remove Pocket from Firefox and modify the context menu. 🤔 This is the only problem I have compared with Chrome.
Between the Hacker News post and the brand new feature for connecting your Micro.blog account with Mastodon it’s fair to say even through my limited view there has been a lot of excitement on Micro.blog!
For newcomers, hi! 👋🏻 I have a personal Introduction here.