Today here’s a seven link bonanza for what I wish will be a relaxed summer Sunday for you all …
- UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends’ friends
- Designmodo: Great Font Combination
- The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub — everybody loves Github. But this love can’t be blindfolded!;
- re:designed – Eli Schiff on the Apple iOS Music app (plus Facebook and Instagram) redesign;
- Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins – WTF? security via non-encrypted email? They must be kidding!
- Concord, Contrast, and Conflict… Oh my! – a nice post from Winter Hebert explaining typography;
- Jony’s Patience — you can’t achieve success with a short commitment. Jonathan Ive 23+ years at Apple tells us so…
A small change of habit today… just four news, instead of the usual five!
- The art of Sketches: Renzo Piano
- Blogging in English – When It’s Not Your Primary Language — basically those tips are the ones that made me start this very blog in October 2005;
- How To Create Incredible Black & White iPhone Photos — suggestions to improve our black & white photographs before we shoot them … with any camera! iPhone comprehended;
- Sorry publishers, the revolution will not be read about inside of your walls — Matt Galligan comments on the future of publishing, taking the chance offered by the Apple announce of a new iOS app … Apple News, a Flipboard/Zite like app;
Seven days later, here I am againg…
Every scroll through Twitter puts at least one person’s bad day, shitty experience, or moment of snark in front of me. These are good happy people – I know many of them in real life – but for whatever reason, Twitter is the place they let their shit loose. And while it’s easy to do, it’s not comfortable to be around. I don’t enjoy it.
Every scroll through Instagram puts someone’s good day in front of me. A vacation picture, something new they got that they love, pictures of nature, pictures of people they love, places they’ve been, and stuff they want to cheer about. It’s just flat out harder to be negative when sharing a picture. This isn’t a small thing – it’s a very big deal. I feel good when I browse Instagram.
That’s the feel that matters.
Just a couple of days ago Twitter sent me an email notifying me my 7th birthday (or anniversary of my subscription) on their platform, sharing this slice of cake to party… Over the years my relationship with this
social network … has changed a lot. Love, hate, indifference, love again… I’ve been through all of them! Nowadays I’m using it basically as a broadcast point for sharing my contents or stuff I care about, while every 1:1 tweeting is done with friends. Then last year I’ve opened a (free, basic) account over App.net which gives me a more intimate, personal, conversation with my contacts and fellow subscribers…
Yesterday Tapbots studio has finally saw the approval in the Mac AppStore of their Tweetbot for Mac, after the huge success of they iPhone and iPad client for Twitter. One question is anyway going around my mind.
Am I the only one thinking that 20$ for a desktop, personal, client of Twitter is a bit too much overpriced?
Probably their motivation is this (quoted from their blog):
Because of Twitter’s recent enforcement of token limits, we only have a limited number of tokens available for Tweetbot for Mac. These tokens dictate how many users Tweetbot for Mac can have. The app’s limit is separate from, but much smaller than, the limit for Tweetbot for iOS. Once we use up the tokens granted to us by Twitter, we will no longer be able to sell the app to new users. Tapbots will continue to support Tweetbot for Mac for existing customers at that time.
But, still, I don’t think charging the user for a mistaken vendor policy is the answer to success.
… on a PowerPC Mac!
Last week-end I had time to boot that Leopard machine and, alongside with an update or two, use this nice & clean application. Which is still elegant nowadays. An minimal and easy to the eye too.
As I was saying the developer has closed the project and abandoned it, but on many different Mac software file deposits you can still find. The newest release I found was the 2.1.2 on Softpedia, while the app should have been updated until the 2.1.9. But it works well and given the small usage I do of the PowerBook in these times is enough!
Dave Caolo writes a note on a rumor of Twitter closing the development of it’s Mac client.
I am intrigued by him, running (at least) 3 instances of the Twitter.app each with it’s own dock icon (as in the screenshot provided in his post) and also extremely skeptic on this move by them.
Twitter became widely accepted and used for it’s (API) opening, the progressive closing of those doors will upset many user and, expecially in this market, alternatives born (and dies, too) fast (remember Jaiku, Pownce & co???).