Lots of new articles on my art blog the Art Squirrel. Free to read even though it is on Medium, though I'm getting fed up of them only promoting the paid articles on their platform. https://medium.com/the-art-squirrel
It is proven! I am chrismessina on Keybase: https://keybase.io/chrismessina/sigchain#b63cffd2bc227e928d64a931764f6b3f53596b486b00c64c6d99858ecac1d6310f
There’s nothing better than a nice, fussy way of making your ... https://microblog.onemanandhisblog.com/2019/11/30/theres-nothing-better.html
Yesterday, the Reuters Institute published some research into podcasting and journalism. Here’s my thoughts on it: News podcasts: profitable and engaging — but have we got the format right? https://onemanandhisblog.com/2019/12/news-podcasts-new-reuters-institute-research-explores-the-opportunity-for-journalists/
Yahoo Groups is shutting down.
Wow. The history of a lot of great early online communities is about to be erased from the web. https://mjtsai.com/blog/2019/10/16/yahoo-groups-shutting-down/
In case you missed it - we’re building the next version of the Twitter API in the open, via Developer Labs. You can start with the new Tweets, Users, metrics & filtered stream features now (before existing versions retire); more features arrive regularly. https://blog.twitter.com/developer/en_us/topics/tools/2019/building-the-next-generation-of-the-twitter-api.html
A few tips on Mastodon: https://marcozehe.de/2019/11/26/a-few-tips-on-mastodon/
How I made the Firefox Protection report screen reader accessible: https://marcozehe.de/2019/11/25/how-i-made-the-firefox-protection-report-screen-reader-accessible/
A fine post to pass around to get people going on the platform:
There is some great photography under the #tokyocameraclub hashtag. For example, here are a few I like
You can just search for the url on pixelfed to follow the account.
@Gargron I think this is a great example of how Activity Pub is enabling federation across services. :)
This One Trick Will Revolutionize Your Use of Social Media: Block fuckwits.
On social media, the advantage is that a large userbase and participation. The disadvantage: it's 99.9999% crap.
What's working for me is to filter ruthlessly. If someone is disruptive, ideological, insane, or crazy-making, I'll block them without thought (I used to agonize over that, I don't any more).
High signal is rare, but odds of missing out by blocking idiots are low.
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