“The need to constantly check one’s mobile device reminds me of the nicotine habit” — and much more, from one of the Bay Area’s great people connectors.
It’s a concept! It’s a movement! It’s a set of software tools that aren’t ready for most of us to use yet! The IndieWeb is all that and more. A quick intro on the eve of IndieWebCamp 2014.
Just as the World’s Biggest Bookstore is the chokepoint for book distribution today, so the world’s biggest social network has become the chokepoint for news distribution.
Twitter trolls impersonate caricatures of feminists; targeted ads evoke the Freudian uncanny; the president yearns to go incognito; and other links for the week.
The Mountain Goats played a tiny club in SF last weekend, delivering not only memorable shows but also a lesson in staying connected with the crowd.
Whisper and Secret promise short-cuts to authentic self-expression online, unencumbered by your signature. But genuine intimacy doesn’t come so easy.
“The social web was a proof of concept.” “The brain is doing what it’s always done.” “What percentage of people who click BuzzFeed’s ad posts remember who the advertiser was?” Plus: “Passion is No Ordinary Word.”