What happens when you overdo the Botox before you take your online-dating profile portrait — and so much more in this week’s link roundup.
“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.
Everyone is describing the $4 million initiative as an effort to “fix comments” — but it actually looks a lot more interesting and ambitious.
Twitter trolls impersonate caricatures of feminists; targeted ads evoke the Freudian uncanny; the president yearns to go incognito; and other links for the week.
Borrowing a page from Spalding Gray, I’m kicking off a series of posts in which I interview readers, or rather “the people formerly known as the audience.”
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.
On Twitter, who’s bot and who’s not? Who’s a person and who’s a company? Where will Facebook’s tracking end? Why are secret identities hot? Who is working on decentralization? And more.
Jefferson Pooley’s essay “The Consuming Self” provides some key concepts for unlocking the paradoxes of “calculated authenticity” on Facebook and everywhere online.