What, aren’t ♥️ to be used as bookmarks because @Twitter@twitter.com took too long to implement them and they are still hidden behind a second tap menu?
social media has degraded the meaning of ❤️ to ACK. we need a new ❤️ in these confusing times
‘… “tag wranglers” whose sole job is to sort through the massive number of fic tags on the site and decide which ones will actually help users find what they’re looking for’ https://pocket.co/xhbXWk
Such a great thread on changing the world, designing how we can live it:
So everything human made has a human made shape and thus can be changed. The struggle improving things is not a mere matter of skill and consciousness, in most cases things are badly shaped because we don't have enough power to change them.
the moment you get vaccinated Zoom disappears from your computer forever, you're immune
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" @email@example.com
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 @firstname.lastname@example.org 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). @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com https://flash---art.com/2021/02/episode-v-towards-a-new-ecology-of-crypto-art/
A kind of anti-Marie Kondo, @firstname.lastname@example.org 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. @email@example.com 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 @firstname.lastname@example.org’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.
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