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The story in this episode of The Daily is a superb and emotional follow-on of an excellent NPR/Propublica story I read back in December. We need more stories like this.
boffosocko.com/2018/05/24/the-

A stunning and relatively detailed overview of where we've been in the last several years on the journalism front with too many questions about where we may be going.
boffosocko.com/2018/05/17/the-

A stunning essay that gives me hope that we're not in a "post-truth" world. On the other hand, we're going to need to do a lot of work...
boffosocko.com/2018/05/13/why-

There are some squirrel-ly things that Amazon is managing to get away with, and they're not all necessarily good.
boffosocko.com/2018/05/07/save

I might say that Known is a cross between WordPress and Facebook.

I'm stunned by the ideas @gladwell puts forth here, both by the ideas themselves, but even more so that I've not contemplated them previously. Stop what you're doing and listen to this podcast episode now.
boffosocko.com/2018/05/04/seas

@clacke @natecull Thanks for the questions and conversation; I've got to head off to bed shortly. Feel free to explore around and ask any questions. There's usually a bunch of us around in many time zones/languages who are happy to help.

This week David Shanske and I discuss the good and the bad of Facebook's decision to end post access to their API as well as some general thoughts around the ideas of syndicating content from one site to another.

boffosocko.com/2018/04/30/an-i

Brief thoughts on The five ways we read online (and what publishers can do to encourage the “good” ones) by Laura Hazard Owen

boffosocko.com/2018/04/27/the-

I find this mechanics relating to privacy in this case to be extremely similar to Facebook's leak of data via Cambridge Analytica. Something crucial to your personal identity can be accidentally leaked out or be made discoverable to others by the actions of your closest family members.
boffosocko.com/2018/04/27/how-

🔖 The Theory of Quantum Information by John Watrous
Pre-print .pdf version available on author's website
boffosocko.com/2018/04/27/the-

A video tutorial for adding IndieWeb plugins to a standard WordPress install to enable webmentions, syndication, and backfeed.
boffosocko.com/2018/04/27/sett

If you had asked me years ago when I started my website/blog if I'd ever have over a few hundred comments or reactions to the content on it, I would have said you were crazy. Today, with the help of Webmention and tools like Brid.gy, I've just passed the 9,000 reactions mark (and added many new friends in the process)!

I'll send along special thanks to simple open web standards and the IndieWeb community for vastly improving my online communication.

boffosocko.com/2018/04/23/9000

This week, David Shanske and I discuss IndieAuth and the WordPress plugin’s new functionality as well as some related micropub work David has been doing. To some extent, I alternate between acting innocent and serving as devil’s advocate as we try to tease out some of the subtleties of what IndieAuth is and what it means to the average user. As usual, David does an excellent job of navigating what can be some complicated territory.
boffosocko.com/2018/04/18/an-i

I'm noticing that my listen posts (aka my faux-cast) also now translate to micro.blog's podcast discovery page. The secret to this seems to be having an .mp3 file in a post that feeds across. I do notice at least one post without an .mp3, but which includes the word "podcast." Are there any other criterion for this @manton?

I wonder if there's a way for more posts to display the inline audio player without being hosted directly by micro.blog?

boffosocko.com/2018/04/20/podc

I’ve been following the inimitable Jonathan LaCour for quite a while, but I’ve just discovered the link to his new microcast which I’m immediately adding to the growing list of interesting microcasts I’m following.

boffosocko.com/2018/04/18/foll