Scott Adams. A genius.
- What It’s Like to Quit Social Media as a Teenager in 2018
- Here’s How To Plug One Of The Biggest Privacy Holes In The Internet
- Bruce Schneier on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
- It’s time to rebuild the web – The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by a few major publishers; it was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices.
- Sorry for the Delayed Response
Perhaps the difference between posting and writing is this: when you post something to Facebook, you inherently hope to find an audience; you wish the algorithm and potential recipients to ‘engage’ with the creation. By contrast, when you write a book or a blog, your write for readers — people who have already made some intentional decision to interact with you and your ideas.
via James Shelley
- Who owns the internet?
- The iPhone X – a review from John Gruber
- If You Care About Cities, Apple’s New Campus Sucks
- Everything That’s Inside Your iPhone – you’ll second look at your iPhone after having read this (and to all your electronic devices);
- Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
- How I cured my tech fatigue by ditching feeds
- There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well.
- The 7 Kinds of Data Visualization People
- The Generalized Specialist: How Shakespeare, Da Vinci, and Kepler Excelled
- Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: ‘The system is failing’
So, yes, important things will get saved. But that doesn’t feel like a solid argument for how preservation happens.
Maybe those things weren’t saved because they were important. Maybe they were important because they were saved.
In order to write a history, you need evidence of what happened. When we talk about preserving the stuff we make on the web, it isn’t because we think a Facebook status update, or those GeoCities sites have such significance now. It’s because we can’t know.
Jason Santa Maria