Tim Chambers

Texts between Dorsey and Musk: On why the future of social media needs to be #decentralized and a protocol not a company-controlled product, and that creating Twitter as a company was a mistake. twitter.com/TechEmail…

Have things you keep meaning to do to your personal website but never find the time? Come get work done with others at #IndieWeb Create Day next Sunday 7/31. events.indieweb.org/2022/07/i…

Interesting work on design patterns that attempt to disrupt harassment and the spread of hate speech. Good for anyone building UX on social tech: socialpatterns.adl.org

Every so often I appreciate how important key #opensource and open tech is to my life and work: #Signal #Wordpress #Firefox #ActivityPub #Mastodon - and even old-fashioned email.

Happy Anniversary to RSS 2.0.

“Technology is not just ripping apart the social fabric, it’s replacing our social fabric with something much more brittle.” www.gq.com/story/aza…

Good: very important not to trade one silo for another: “Linux Foundation…to form the OpenWallet Foundation, developing open-source interoperability for digital wallets by Okta, Accenture, and more.” is.gd/y4Zu8c #crypto

Wishing Steve Teixeira well as Mozilla as our Chief Product Officer. Deeply want Firefox focused like a laser on privacy, freedom from ad tech, and performance. blog.mozilla.org/en/produc…

This is cool, I had not seen this before when it was announced: “Firefox Translations: Firefox’s offline translate feature is making progress…” www.ghacks.net/2022/05/3…

“I made a very very simple tool that makes some noise every time your computer sends data to Google. Here a demo on the official Dutch government jobs site. The noise starts while typing the domain name already.” https://twitter.com/bert_hu_bert/status/1561466204602220544

Firefox 104 has been released and includes a handful of new features, including an option to analyze the power usage of specific websites. mzl.la/3AKhuJu

Whistleblower: #Twitter misled investors, FTC and underplayed spam issues. t.co/wsNPpfhpy…

“TikTok’s in-app browser could be keylogging, privacy analysis warns..” A comparative analysis of major apps puts TikTok at the top for concerning behaviors…" techcrunch.com/2022/08/1…

“Wave of Criticism Hits Zuckerberg’s Metaverse for Looking Like Crap …‘Billions and billions poured into it and this is the result.'” …

September 18 is the 20th anniversary of RSS 2.0, the neglected heart of so many #openweb technologies…. scripting.com/2022/07/1…

A feature no one (but the political advertisers and political spammers) want. #google www.washingtonpost.com/politics/…

Hope so: “With FIDO2, is a passwordless future on the horizon? ‘The solution seems to lie with a partnership between FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'” - thestack.technology/passwordl…

“Russia is quietly ramping up its Internet censorship machine….Russia has been pushing away from the global Internet at a rapid pace.” arstechnica.com/informati…

Good. #Facebook/Meta has been gobbling up every VR company they can to keep them away from developing for the future Apple AR/VR device, whatever it will be… finance.yahoo.com/news/us-f…

Because, of course, they did. “Report: #Facebook has Started Encrypting Links to Counter Browsers' Anti-Tracking Measures.” tech.slashdot.org/story/22/…

Agreed. “My favorite forms of content discovery are still rooted in manually reviewing things: RSS (with @feedly) Newsletters Trusted friends who know your cultural interests Anything surfaced via algorithms is hit or miss or served for platform-benefit reasons.”

One more silo, on its way to dying. Bye, #Medium. So much better to go with open, indieweb, or federated solutions for long-form blogging. #microdotblog #writeas www.nytimes.com/2022/07/1…

“Matt Mullenweg thinks #Tumblr can be a better #Twitter than Twitter ever was.” techcrunch.com/2022/07/0…

“Everything written on the web is rotting away behind us at a staggering rate….53% of all New York Times articles from 1996 and mid-2019 had at least one link that no longer works. Another 13% of links point to content that is altered.” is.gd/KJDVci

It was fifteen years ago today that the very first #iPhone first went on sale.

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