Former president of @JohnsHopkins@twitter.com on reading in 1901: “Reading is a kind of craze that has gotten hold of the people. It is a dangerous habit, like a stimulant. The publishers are constantly putting forth new attractions in the field & the reviewers excite our appetite."
Would either alternative scenario lead to more plurality in the music industry? Doubtful. In my humble opinion, it's not Spotify that moves the tethers; it's the way advertising and surveillance capitalism dictate.
Good points, and things definately have to change for artists in the music industry. Misses however the alternate futures were torrenting and P2P would have evolved in par because of the audiences' interest, of the one where music wouldn’t be shareable or accessible due to DRM.
"Spotify’s platform gives users the illusion of choice through its searchable interface, its expansive catalogues and playlists. In reality, its algorithms often dictate the music people listen to, and the way that they listen to it" @firstname.lastname@example.org
I was covering #Pokemon25 news for about 15 years and coding tools from the fanbase trenches since 2001. Wonderful to see an honest story to become a cultural staple and a franchise phenomenon.
Ooh the feels.
Thoughtful, calm points on NFTs and the art world:
Thanks to @email@example.com and @FlashArtOnWeb@twitter.com for the invitation to share my belief that the inefficiencies of NFTs are temporary (while the barriers to entry in the traditional art world have proven not to be). @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org https://flash---art.com/2021/02/episode-v-towards-a-new-ecology-of-crypto-art/
A kind of anti-Marie Kondo, @email@example.com advocates "radical keeping”, not decluttering: “The only antidote to throwaway culture is to keep. So I am an obsessive keeper." https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/24/feed-your-moths-and-hide-your-trousers-the-expert-guide-to-making-clothes-last-for-ever?fbclid=IwAR16e9BDhhPWsgac-lK4ldMG5sL9B4yoS-maXwuZx5-ydnknLZnHevQG1Nk
Opinions of experts outside the gaming industry rock. @firstname.lastname@example.org nails it on why #Zelda25 #BotW matters: “[…] a master class in smart design choices, and in empowering users by giving them enough tools and context to find delight on their own terms” https://anildash.com/2021/02/25/the-design-of-breath-of-the-wild/
“It’s long past time for us to take concrete actions against this behemoth of governance that has gone essentially unchecked since its inception” → https://www.theonion.com/facebook-announces-plan-to-break-up-u-s-government-bef-1844121902/
Το 2021 Έλληνες και Αυστραλοί —για διαφορετικούς λόγους— ανακαλύπτουν πως το Facebook δεν είναι δημόσιος χώρος.
Πριν 6 χρόνια μου είπαν «εσύ δεν είσαι του internet» επειδή δεν ήμουν στο Facebook. Σοκαρίστηκα, γιατί μεγάλωσα σε ένα διαφορετικό internet. →
The only model by which to explain big tech’s power over states, is @email@example.com’s “American Gods”
No denying anymore that institutional powers have fundamentally changed form. Private actors negotiate directly w governments & change laws. Only "good" thing about this is that its happening in full sight. No excuse for no action. EU, balls on your side https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/feb/23/facebook-reverses-australia-news-ban-after-government-makes-media-code-amendments?CMP=share_btn_tw
Have just climbed on top of a hill from the east. It’s evening, the sky is orange-red, clear of clouds.
Fundamentals of being online: build your platform first, then share elsewhere: “many of these smaller arts organizations do not have their own websites” https://hyperallergic.com/623463/facebook-unfriends-australian-arts-organizations/
Πώς η δημιουργία ενός καναλιού επέτρεψε να συνεχιστεί η εκπαίδευση των νέων στο Ειδικό Κατάστημα Κράτησης Νέων Αυλώνα εν μέσω καραντίνας.
Από την @ElenaBec@twitter.com στο @AP_Europe@twitter.com. https://twitter.com/AP_Europe/status/1362446692256210952
The latest NFT episode in which some anonymous tech-dude collector trickles down to purchase(?) an iconic meme. Digital artists rejoice in the opportunity of a new source of income, while art history -or anyone really- is no wiser. Hopefully no keys are forgotten in the process.
"This has been a life-changing experience." — @PRguitarman@twitter.com, creator of @NyanCat@twitter.com
Nyan Cat has found a new owner for 300 $ETH (~$590,000 USD). 🐈🌈
Welcome to the new creative economy. 🌐 https://foundation.app/NyanCat/nyan-cat-219
… hence all my incoming PDFs are saved in a folder aptly named “tsundoku”. A burden which I plan to pass to my offspring.
just downloaded another pdf on my computer that I aspire to read
“[…] δεν πρέπει να ξεχνάμε πως κάθε έργο είναι τόσο καλό όσο η ερμηνεία που του δίνουμε.” https://unboxholics.com/stories/82593-bonus-round-i-nea-genia-meros-2o
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