No, everyone on here shouldn’t need explanation on why AMP is bad. Especially when its a closed system that Google insists serving to your customers from Google’s private servers. No technologist or business person would/should ever stand for that. Yet we are forced to.

The discussion should really be, how do we dislodge Google from its current entrenched position.
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It’s been a while since I posted something in this Linklog category of the blog. While not all the topics on the next issues will be topical, I am sure you’ll find some good stuff, that’ll make you thing over the topics they talk about. Here’s today selection…

App.net is closing …

… and I’m a little sadder today. I’ve enjoyed using it – even if on a free tier – and the quality of overall discussion and the education and kindness of the people I found there.
Thanks to all those involved. It’s been a pleasure for me.

Ultimately, we failed to overcome the chicken-and-egg issue between application developers and user adoption of those applications. We envisioned a pool of differentiated, fast-growing third-party applications would sustain the numbers needed to make the business work. Our initial developer adoption exceeded expectations, but that initial excitement didn’t ultimately translate into a big enough pool of customers for those developers. This was a foreseeable risk, but one we felt was worth taking.

A sincere thanks to the folks that supported and built App.net.

— Dalton & Bryan

via: http://blog.app.net/2017/01/12/app-net-is-shutting-down

Stash, a smarter place to save anything you find on the internet

This project aims at a new way of bookmarking ‘entities’ over the internet: recipes, articles, photos, directions, places to see. Currently it’s a closed beta and you have to sign-in a newsletter to become part of the waiting list. You can get more info here: Stash.ai [*].


[*] = this is a link with a referral to my request to Stash for being part of the early testers.