A few followup thoughts regarding Monday’s post about setting up a personal VPN. Self-Sufficient, DIY Internet All the Facebook Cambridge Analytica nonsense has really emphasized how dependent we have become on third party services and social networks. As I thought about it, the idea of being self-sufficient online has really started to appeal to me.… Continue reading DIY Internet: More on personal VPNs
Great piece on Ev Williams and the open web.
Yet his run near the top has been remarkably consistent. While other CEOs in his early-web cohort have left the industry, or have become writers or consultants, Williams has stuck around, leading companies. His startups have nearly all specialized in the same abstract medium: text boxes.
July 11, 2013 is the day I realized Twitter was turning me into a bad internet person. I watched my Twitter stream flow by all day that day and I couldn’t think of a nice, polite, constructive response to any single one of the tweets flowing by. It’s not that the people I follow are… Continue reading I haven’t tweeted in a week
WordCamp Winnipeg was absolutely amazing! I’ve literally been waiting my career to see this calibre of event in Winnipeg. David Pensato gave a really great talk about the future of social blogging. He made the keen observation that, with Facebook, Twitter and the like we are all blogging all the time. As an experiment, I… Continue reading Blog First, Tweet Later
I started listening to podcasts right around the same time twitter was starting to gain a following among über -nerds. I can’t remember which came first. Doesn’t matter. At the time, it was not uncommon for an every nerd podcast to be dominated by twitter talk, for weeks on end. With twitter’s recent “new guideline”… Continue reading Twitter Conversation Observation