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hey doodz thinking we could muse abt the state of technology/design/business of the net in here - feel like theres some good ilx conversion on the topic but its sort of scattered and intermittent - itd be cool if people went full nerd and dropped some knowledge in here regardless of its esotericism

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:16 (six years ago) Permalink

porn rules.

scott seward, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:20 (six years ago) Permalink

despite not having any background in IT, that's what half of my job revolves around. We've been working on pilots all year to test out "Linked Data" (AKA Linked Open Data or LOD, and heavily overlapping with the Semantic Web) concepts that Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has been pushing for the last several years.

Linked Open Data is actually pretty exciting because it's a way of structuring data so that it can be automatically detected by other machines - could be a huge boon to researchers. could also help Watson REALLY kick ass on Jeopardy! next time. However, unfortunately I'm not yet educated enough to go full nerd on the concept. :-/

OH YEAAAAH! (Z S), Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:23 (six years ago) Permalink

ie, a human would never be able to keep all of the connections between these datasets in mind, but properly structured linked open data could:

http://i55.tinypic.com/xdxge0.png

OH YEAAAAH! (Z S), Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

anyway i was gonna this comment on one of the gawker threads but ima put it here - thinking abt how the gawker redesign is trying to port some of the functionality/ui of native mobile apps back to the web and its not really working out mostly because its hard to get the feel right - i imagine its because of the variety of platforms/browsers/machines people access the web on is so vast

this is obvs part of a larger trend - theres chrome apps for nytimes and huffpost that are v similar and have the same jankey feel problem - the only site that seems to have done it right yet is twitter - and they kept it super simple by just implementing the pop out side pannel - on native apps particularly like iphone where youre developing for four devices total its much easier to control the feel

its interesting cause theres all this powerful technology that makes these sites possible but then youre left w/this subjective very hard to control in the fractured web environment make or break proposition which ends up being just sort of vibe based - like do people feel they can groove w/yr site

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

btw lmao scott

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

zs this more or less talking abt the semantic web that people think is the next big leap right

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:31 (six years ago) Permalink

ever since 2001, yep

i swear it's ALMOST here this time, promise!

OH YEAAAAH! (Z S), Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:33 (six years ago) Permalink

btw infos on the image of obama nerd dinner http://www.businessinsider.com/people-at-obamas-tech-dinner-2011-2 p amazing collection of people

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:33 (six years ago) Permalink

all of the semantic stuff is pretty much brand new to me, but yeah, whenever we talk about it with people at work there's always an old grizzled IT pro who is basically like "people have been talking this up for a decade, and nothing ever gets done."

OH YEAAAAH! (Z S), Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:34 (six years ago) Permalink

ha yeah i think one of the main things thats made the web so successful is that its really easy to make web pages and theres a lot of different ways to do it - that flexibility has made barriers to entry low and a lot of creativity possible but its also made the whole thing a big delightful mess - people have tried to organize it but even like xhtml got the gassface because it was too uptight

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:40 (six years ago) Permalink

if the future of the internet involves "ECM solutions that don't arbitrarily try to jam everything in a bunch of nested tables" i for one support our new etc

Lt. Van Ice Cage (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 20 February 2011 15:52 (six years ago) Permalink

anyway, that's going to be about the extent that i can "contribute" to this thread because i barely even know about the present state of the internet, let alone the future, but pretty excited to see what others have to say!

OH YEAAAAH! (Z S), Sunday, 20 February 2011 16:00 (six years ago) Permalink

well im personal v interested in what u have to say re being involved in this semantic web project in proximity to the god tim berners lee - come back and tell us more - i think youll find by attempting to explain what youre all up to youll understand better and in no time at all youll be in charge of the entire internet!

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

thinking more abt the gawker/twitter redesigns and the urge to port native app qualities to the web while making and eating pancakes that the subject connects nicely to a popular shift in design/development practices which is the preference for frequent minor iterations over big redesigns - an example would be the way facebook goes abt tweaking things here and there constantly - the benefits are obvious from the pov of easing users into changes and testing discrete aspects of what youre trying to do - there are some draw backs from the pov of lock in/status quo bias/ability to be bold

but i think an underrated aspect of this approach is it helps you think abt what youre doing - really contemplate each lil piece and how it fits into yr strategy/philosophy - it can bring you back down to earth and open up compelling new lines of thought

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:16 (six years ago) Permalink

gawker is maybe not the best example to continue using in this convo as they have a whole nother related problem in that their new shit is just quite broken - although obvs that couldve been avoided w/a more agile approach

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:19 (six years ago) Permalink

its interesting too that they got in early in this trend but theyre not a technology company so maybe they dont really have the chops to pull it off

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink

was thinking the first big departure from the feel/functionality of the traditional slide show style one full page after another web site model to a more flowing/asynchronous environment is the infinite scrolling on the facebook/etc news feed - everyone is p confortable w/it at this point - that i imagine will be the thing that first filters down to more traditional sites

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

im trying not to comment on the redesign but this is a kind of interesting thing:

http://qawker.linkbouncr.com/

i.e. what the redesign could be like if it isnt/wasnt so buggy

max, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

also thats a much nicer, cleaner design--hate the faux-3d shit on the real site

max, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

but note for example how much it changes the feel of the page when scrolling actually works

max, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:27 (six years ago) Permalink

was thinking the first big departure from the feel/functionality of the traditional slide show style one full page after another web site model to a more flowing/asynchronous environment is the infinite scrolling on the facebook/etc news feed - everyone is p confortable w/it at this point - that i imagine will be the thing that first filters down to more traditional sites

would LOVE if that became more common, but isn't the whole point of the tedious slide show format to drive up page views/ad revenue?

OH YEAAAAH! (Z S), Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:28 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but that kind of stats-juking is getting less popular as advertisers catch on.

max, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:29 (six years ago) Permalink

the web has been getting more appified as the years go by, and I imagine it'll continue.

I expect that the whole idea of "addresses" will become a retro signifier at some point, like modem sounds are now

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:38 (six years ago) Permalink

i hate that rss feeds are so passe now

i love my google reader

HOOS the master?? STEEN NUFF (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:45 (six years ago) Permalink

The slideshow thing is an inheritance of Duke Berners Lee. The web was designed to share scientific papers, and so this whole thing about URLs being direct links to pieces of content, sry "representations" became the holy grail for semantic types who wanted the web to be for computers rly (see also: REST).

I think that combines with the whole request/response thing that means content on the web is totally about "ask for a page of things", "get a page of things", "choose another page" and it becomes the dominant metaphor. Now every damn news site is basically the same.

Then apps came along and were totally different -- much more about continuous async flows of stuff instead of ask/wait/ask/wait. This affected how they presented content, and I think it made it easier for people to navigate (certainly the content sites I know of see massively more "pages" per visit on iPhone than they do on their sites or mobile web).

Gawker saw that and wanted in. They fucked it up, but I think that's where we're going. It's being screamed that Gawker is "breaking the web" but not honouring 1 URL = 1 representation, but sites like Twitter and Facebook are already doing the same thing -- there's no useful URL to describe the tangled state "representation" you can get into following a reply chain or drilling into a friend-relationship.

stet, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:46 (six years ago) Permalink

This post reads like a load of wank to me, and content-centric networking sounds like OpenDoc in its "makes sense for a bit then doesn't" plausibility, but maybe there's something in it.
http://al3x.net/2011/02/15/internet-future.html

stet, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:48 (six years ago) Permalink

also thats a much nicer, cleaner design--hate the faux-3d shit on the real site

― max, Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:26 PM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

omg yes h8 fakeo 3d dropshadow bullshit on so many sites - its like respect things for what they are, use design to elucidate not obscure

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:52 (six years ago) Permalink

thats all apples fault i think, thanks for the brushed metal look "jon ive" you dick

max, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:53 (six years ago) Permalink

I expect that the whole idea of "addresses" will become a retro signifier at some point, like modem sounds are now

― progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:38 PM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

It's being screamed that Gawker is "breaking the web" but not honouring 1 URL = 1 representation, but sites like Twitter and Facebook are already doing the same thing -- there's no useful URL to describe the tangled state "representation" you can get into following a reply chain or drilling into a friend-relationship.

― stet, Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:46 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah i think this is a super important thing thatll have to be sorted as the foundation of the web is you know links - as of now im firmly in the everything should have a url including states of web apps or w/e camp - although obvs its p easy to see the problems/impossibilities that come w/this position

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:56 (six years ago) Permalink

All the alternatives I can think of just will never fly commercially, but eg it would be way more useful for a URL to link directly to an actual bit of content, whether that's a text article, movie, mp3 or status update than it would for it to link to a mountain of HTML/JS/CSS/Flash/w/e.

Breaking those two apart would be killer.

stet, Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Which is sort of what APIs do, I guess, but they're all different and bespoke, and I really don't see REST/autodiscovery fixing that.

stet, Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

The web was designed to share scientific papers, and so this whole thing about URLs being direct links to pieces of content, sry "representations" became the holy grail for semantic types who wanted the web to be for computers rly (see also: REST).

― stet, Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:46 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha i was in boston a month or so ago talking to my friends neighbor who is this old school computer legend, the guy who more or less invented the spreadsheet iirc, and now hes trying to be a internet thought leader - hes super smart but not the best communicator in that dismissive nerd way - we got to talking abt the value of design - i was arguing that its essential as far as getting yr point across to people - eventually he got sort of frustrated and blurted out i dont want to talk to people, i want to talk to computers!

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:09 (six years ago) Permalink

oh I think URLs will always exist, but they won't constitute this visible way of interfacing with the internet. people used to have to tune in their TVs.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:23 (six years ago) Permalink

so the question of who provides the abstraction layer, and how it works, becomes very important. how do you find the "channels" or "apps" (which will each have different models of how much and what kind of interaction to have with "external" "content"). something like YouView comes to mind. the US, as usual, is caught in never-ending wars of attrition between private concerns (comcast, netflix, apple, etc) and may find itself way behind, as it was with mobile phone technology for a decade

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:28 (six years ago) Permalink

so the question of who provides the abstraction layer, and how it works, becomes very important. how do you find the "channels" or "apps" (which will each have different models of how much and what kind of interaction to have with "external" "content"). something like YouView comes to mind. the US, as usual, is caught in never-ending wars of attrition between private concerns (comcast, netflix, apple, etc) and may find itself way behind, as it was with mobile phone technology for a decade

this is pretty otm, but i think governance of the underlying technology behind all this is so decentralized that it's going to continue to be a content issue for the foreseeable future, viz. youview, spotify for instance - it's not as if the issue with mobile phone technology 10 years ago was that americans couldn't play snake ii (imperfect analogy, but you know what i mean)

Lt. Van Ice Cage (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:46 (six years ago) Permalink

All the alternatives I can think of just will never fly commercially, but eg it would be way more useful for a URL to link directly to an actual bit of content, whether that's a text article, movie, mp3 or status update than it would for it to link to a mountain of HTML/JS/CSS/Flash/w/e.

― stet, Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:05 PM (36 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah this makes sense, the content is accessible from wherever, but if you want the social, relational, w/e data you have to specifically connect to the particular network (graph? platform?) - it works from a business pov too as in well give you enough of our stuff to become indispensable but if you want the whole deal you have to play on our turf

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

i hate that rss feeds are so passe now

i love my google reader

― HOOS the master?? STEEN NUFF (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:45 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

twitter rules rss droolz

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:48 (six years ago) Permalink

also open apis (and, shit, even oauth/clones!) GREATLY simplify the development process of a lot of this stuff, as does the quick evolution of really solid frameworks - jquery ajax retrieval methods now vs. six months ago, my god

Lt. Van Ice Cage (govern yourself accordingly), Sunday, 20 February 2011 18:52 (six years ago) Permalink

i think governance of the underlying technology behind all this is so decentralized that it's going to continue to be a content issue for the foreseeable future, viz. youview, spotify for instance

right, that's what i mean! w/mobile phones it was tech issues that slowed everyone down, but the reasons for those tech issues slowing everyone down was that the major players wouldn't/couldn't work together on common platforms that everyone could benefit from. with the web it's not tech that's the problem (despite endless discussions over HTML5 or whatever) it's content, and common platforms for content.

file systems are dead - the "rest of us" never really used them in the first place. the app was the portal. if i want to write a doc, i start Word, open things, save things. apple twigged this hardcore with the iPhone. similarly, with the advent of walled gardens and app versions of newspapers, addresses will be dead as well. the question is, what will replace the address bar and/or google as the vanilla starting block for accessing all this stuff?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 20 February 2011 19:24 (six years ago) Permalink

lol quora is a kind of fascinating oversharing look into startup/valley culture atm http://www.quora.com/Mark-Zuckerberg-1/How-smart-is-Mark-Zuckerberg-academic-wise-Is-he-as-smart-as-Bill-Gates

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 19:48 (six years ago) Permalink

"porn rules" is a joke but fuck it, porn will always be the innovative industry in how much of the internet works. Hell there was just a conference called http://www.contentprotectionretreat.com/index.html where the porn industry decided "The goal of the CPR is to significantly reduce digital piracy of adult content and to effectively drive those who engage in adult content piracy completely underground by January 2012."

i.e. so while newspapers and big production companies (music, tv and film industries etc.) just spend their time bitching and suing individuals, porn is getting shit done.

and its not like they never proved they can do whatever they put their minds to before, either

if there is a King Moaty, apparently he is huge into slapstick. (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 20 February 2011 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

gdamn it! my answer to the quora gates/zukerb question has already been collapsed

ice cr?m, Sunday, 20 February 2011 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Possible version of Chrome w/out URL bar: http://www.conceivablytech.com/5746/products/google-may-kill-chrome-url-bar/

stet, Sunday, 20 February 2011 20:45 (six years ago) Permalink

hee hee.

i thought this was interesting, re walled gardens, payment, etc:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/18/the_payment_problem/

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 21 February 2011 15:30 (six years ago) Permalink

although obvs that couldve been avoided w/a more agile approach

― ice cr?m, Sunday, February 20, 2011 5:19 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

haha

for the thread's consideration http://diveintomark.org/archives/2011/02/18/ie9-is-the-new-ie6

caek, Monday, 21 February 2011 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

rounded corners!

more on the subject of content platforms:

http://counternotions.com/2011/02/16/stores/

What choice do publishers have then? They first have to ask themselves two fundamental questions:

1. What business are we in? — Are we in the business of creating scarcity in news and media to leverage it against eyeballs for advertisers? Can our current model survive the transition to digital? Are we capable of setting up our own stores? If not, do we understand we must change our revenue streams radically? What sorts of structural and financial remodeling do we have to undergo internally to adjust to giving up 30% to Apple?

2. Quo vadis? — If our current distribution has to change, on whose digital platform will we move? Is there, in other words, an alternative to Apple App Store?

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 21 February 2011 17:38 (six years ago) Permalink

so carmelo anthony jut got traded to the ny knicks - espn is super conservative abt verifying breaking news so theres no confirmation of the deal on their site

http://grab.by/955S

but they do have this lil twitter widget w/all their reporters in it

http://grab.by/955j

clever

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 03:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I think future of web=

* people who use general-purpose browsers "tomorrow" will all be considered about as normal as these dudes http://✧✧✧.mail-arch✧✧✧.com/lynx-✧✧✧@non✧✧✧.o✧✧/msg03394.html

* although perhaps the ubiquity of web competency nowadays means that many people will at least have the ability to use a general-purpose browser in their toolkit somewhere for such as porn, leaks, pirating, etc.

* "autodiscovery" won't be important if services are all linked to clients by apps. nobody is going to go back to operating and maintaining their own homepages no matter how much this guy wants to help us: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/nyregion/16about.html

* hypertext already failed at sharing academic and scientific literature. we're here 20 years later and ACM, IEEE, AAAS, etc all still guard their content behind paywalls and in the form of PDFs. epic, epic fail. so it's safe to say whatever content or open data initiatives we see in the near term (applying RDF concepts to all our data! learning how to make everything namespace-aware and building sweet XSLTs on the fly!) the keepers of the keys will continue as they always have and the amazing, groundbreaking results of all the potential mashups (as opposed to the obvious, dipshit mercator projection of population density as sampled via x service mashups) will stay in somebody's fucking towers, undiscoverable and unlinkable without $$$ up front

* in fact given that everybody is just going to have an app for their news vs. the other guys news it's liable to get far worse than it is today. I mean shit, the wikipedia model itself is to link internally first and then throw all the sources at the bottom, and they're the best of the latter-day web. everybody else links you to their own content period, fuck the rest; provider-specific apps will just make this far, far worse

* so the future of the web is that it becomes so proprietary that it becomes what we always said we wanted out of cable television: a la carte channels. No links between anything, but at least I'm not paying for some shit I don't want. Where there are links they're to FUNNIEZ between FRIENDZ so hey whatever chill out bro you're not even carles

* twitter already disassociates content by two degrees (tweet > obfuscated link > link > content) and the way people use it with tumblr nowadays the world keeps showing up like this (which is UNBELIEVABLY STUPID by the way): tweet > share/retweet > obfuscated link > link > tumblr > reblog > year-old photoshop and/or other artifact of a fictional event

(btw david shields can go fuck himself. terrible. can't trust anybody these days)

* what's the point of the future of the web? who's driving this bus? there's internet2 techies who want to build services to specific technocratic ends, and they've been doing that for a while. then there's kids and kids at heart who want to dick around web2.0 to build networks to satisfy whatever urge is the urge to have today. can anybody make actual money off of them besides apple, zynga and blizzard?

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 04:56 (six years ago) Permalink

the web we know today is going to go the way of usenet and homepage rings, I don't think it's going to be replaced by anything so much as forgotten and only used by professors and actual code people. I hate to be all doctorow about it but IF the web is going to be changing significantly in the new social country of the 21st tomorrownets then I think the way it changes is to turn into a thing nobody calls a web anymore

so as for future of the internet I call you 200 channels with nothing on and raise you 80000000 channels. but some of them have porn so there's always something on.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 05:08 (six years ago) Permalink

les choses sont contre nous

1staethyr, Saturday, 22 October 2016 02:50 (one year ago) Permalink

here comes dat boi bruce schneier

https://www.schneier.com/images/bruce-blog3.jpg

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Saturday, 22 October 2016 04:32 (one year ago) Permalink

what you don't see in that photo is his ponytail

bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Saturday, 22 October 2016 04:41 (one year ago) Permalink

lol @ wikileaks claiming their supporters did yesterday's thing

El Tomboto, Saturday, 22 October 2016 12:53 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/20/technology/forgers-use-fake-web-users-to-steal-real-ad-revenue.html

couldn't have happened to a etc etc

j., Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

oh no those poor advertisers

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 01:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol @ naming your company White Ops

a Warren Beatty film about Earth (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 01:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

like, how about no

a Warren Beatty film about Earth (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 01:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

i love the idea of programming bots to watch ads, as if society wasn't absurd enough, every day we reach a new low.

animals looking at us like we are insane cos we fucking are. is this really life?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 03:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

medium is shocked to learn that ad-driven media on the internet doesn't serve people, gives up

https://blog.medium.com/renewing-mediums-focus-98f374a960be#.ezzjciatm

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

i'm getting the vibe that blogs are BACK BACK BACK! even though some have already proclaimed the Death Of The Feed

is it because FB is not delivering the traffic it once did?

contextless destination pages somewhere in the soup of your website do not lend themselves to addictive repeat visits the way blogs do imo

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 9 January 2017 13:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

never died, baby

j., Wednesday, 11 January 2017 03:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've actually seriously been considering.. downloading an RSS reader

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

But now a 12-person team of Redditors (led by Brandon Wink and Ron Vaisman) is taking the idea behind r/MemeEconomy and making a working, interactive meme stock market. They’re calling the trading tool NASDANQ, a cheeky financial system for an alternate universe adjacent to our own where meme is king.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/10/14223264/meme-economy-reddit-stock-market

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

All my money right now is tied up in crying_Jordan.jpg

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

feel like its already peaked tho, i'd sell

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://txt.fyi/

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 February 2017 23:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

I can get behind that.

softie (silby), Thursday, 23 February 2017 23:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah, that's dope.

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Friday, 24 February 2017 19:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

what, if anything, happens when you click "publish"?

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Friday, 24 February 2017 19:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

Unicorns.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 February 2017 19:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

isn't there already something like this for long tweets?

rip van wanko, Friday, 24 February 2017 20:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Pope Francis
‏@Pontifex
Do not underestimate the value of example, for it is more powerful than a thousand words, a thousand “likes”, retweets or YouTube videos.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 February 2017 20:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

how long until they split facebook into two sites (one for conservatives and one for liberals)?

the late great, Friday, 24 February 2017 20:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

About 5 minutes before it becomes Skynet and launches the nukes

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Saturday, 25 February 2017 00:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

pastebin-like levels of horror there before long

stet, Monday, 27 February 2017 00:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

finally the perfect medium to test the theoretical effectiveness of my pickup lines

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 29 October 2017 09:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=launch&utm_content=US_edu_npol_neng_m_v2

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

THE WEB BEGAN DYING IN 2014, HERE'S HOW

https://staltz.com/img/referral-to-top-publishers.png

https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html

cherry blossom, Monday, 30 October 2017 14:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm not getting the revelatory effect for some reason, maybe you have to buy the coffee table book and watch the videos to really understand

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:53 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe this guy had never seen internet users before

j., Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:21 (one week ago) Permalink

"I don't know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because of the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and ... it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other ... It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."

https://www.axios.com/sean-parker-unloads-on-facebook-2508036343.html

stet, Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Sounds like the guy has done a bit of growing up?

DJI, Thursday, 9 November 2017 21:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Who will tame this monster, this manticore? You and I my friends, you and i!

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Thursday, 9 November 2017 21:09 (one week ago) Permalink

anyway social media wasn't created it was discovered

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Thursday, 9 November 2017 21:28 (one week ago) Permalink

P.S. Parker, on life science allowing us to "live much longer, more productive lives": "Because I'm a billionaire, I'm going to have access to better health care so ... I'm going to be like 160 and I'm going to be part of this, like, class of immortal overlords. [Laughter] Because, you know the [Warren Buffett] expression about compound interest. ... [G]ive us billionaires an extra hundred years and you'll know what ... wealth disparity looks like."

sean you're supposed to cherish those thoughts and keep them close, not speak them

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 November 2017 21:55 (one week ago) Permalink

"when im 160 and just a withered skeleton with skin stretched over it and a million hoses coming out plugged into external replacement organs and taking my food in through a straw ill be laughing at you poor losers"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 9 November 2017 22:07 (one week ago) Permalink

"when i die of natural causes at 75..."

phenibut rock (rip van wanko), Thursday, 9 November 2017 22:10 (one week ago) Permalink

"When Facebook was getting going, I had these people who would come up to me and they would say, 'I'm not on social media.' And I would say, 'OK. You know, you will be.' And then they would say, 'No, no, no. I value my real-life interactions. I value the moment. I value presence. I value intimacy.' And I would say, ... 'We'll get you eventually.'"

woah with this kind of salesmanship talent no wonder he's a billionaire

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 9 November 2017 22:13 (one week ago) Permalink

real life interactions? ffs.

have you ever had someone LIKE a URL you have referenced? sheer bliss

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 9 November 2017 22:15 (one week ago) Permalink

"when im 160 and just a withered skeleton with skin stretched over it and a million hoses coming out plugged into external replacement organs and taking my food in through a straw ill be laughing at you poor losers"

https://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cassandra2-625x351.jpg

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 10 November 2017 05:01 (one week ago) Permalink

where was the brain in that being

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:00 (four days ago) Permalink

There's a little tank at the bottom, just out of frame

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:55 (yesterday) Permalink

one day you will be able to post to borads with your mind

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Sunday, 19 November 2017 23:11 (yesterday) Permalink

...and the resulting paste will look just about the same as now

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 20 November 2017 05:25 (four hours ago) Permalink

resultant paste

.oO (silby), Monday, 20 November 2017 06:19 (three hours ago) Permalink


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