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. medium.com/the-art-squirrel

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? onemanandhisblog.com/2019/12/n

Yahoo Groups is shutting down.

Wow. The history of a lot of great early online communities is about to be erased from the web. mjtsai.com/blog/2019/10/16/yah

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. blog.twitter.com/developer/en_

I am trying to work out a system so our website RSS feed gets automatically published on fediverse... anyone have any tips/ tools to do so?

@marcozehe over at their blog (via Planet #Mozilla) has another getting started post on #mastodon

A fine post to pass around to get people going on the platform:


@gueorgui @pixelfed oh and forgot to mention, since pixelfed is using ActivityPub, you can also follow Mastodon accounts through it.

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. :)

My present Recaptcha policy:

Request audio.

Respond "Fuck you Google"

Repeat until access granted, or the joy fades.

Bonus: All audio AI parsing tends to "Fuck you Google".

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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