“Nobody Goes On the Internet to Read” – Or not?

But by and large, people, I think, are still using the internet just as a utility.

That’s primarily one of the reasons why “how to” articles are still so popular. People go online when they need help with something. You need a fact, you look up the answer. You need to make something, you look up a recipe. You need to get somewhere, you look up directions. You need to buy something, you look up the product.

Paul Cantor

Print is dead. Comment?

We are bombarded and overwhelmed with electronic ‘content’. It is fleeting, fast-moving, and ultimately transient. How calming and pleasant it is to handle a beautiful magazine: media that we choose to welcome into our lives. We can handle it, touch it, feel it, smell it. When the latest website has receded into the digital din, a magazine is always right there where you last put it down…
— Kieran O’Hare

… from the proofreader and sub-editor of Offscreen Magazine, since issue N°11.

Who are you gonna call? WordPress!

Thanks to a post by Luca Sartoni on his Facebook stream, I got to know the result of this Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s research on the topic:

Who Has Your Back? 2014: When Copyright and Trademark Bullies Threaten Free Speech

This is the premise:

When somebody wants to silence speech, they often use the quickest method available. When the speech is hosted on a major online platform, that method is usually a copyright or trademark complaint. For many years, EFF has worked with people whose lawful speech has been unfairly targeted by these sorts of complaints. We’ve observed that some approaches tend to work better than others in preventing that sort of deliberate abuse, as well as the casual censorship that comes from haphazard and dragnet approaches to policing online infringement.

Read carefully the rest of EFF post & report!

Who Has Your Back Electronic Frontier Foundation (20150619)

Unsplash… two years later

Unsplash 2 Years Later (2015-05-28)

Unsplash turns 2: 15 thousand photos. 30 million downloads. 8 thousand photographers. And what’s coming next. →

Unsplash is one of the most beautiful places on the Internet. Read how much they’ve achieved, and how much they are evolving… fascinating to me!

Suggested reads for May 13th, 2015