Tim Chambers

“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.

“Big Tech silent on data privacy in post-Roe America…We asked what they will do to prevent cases being built against women. So far: Nothing.” https://www.theregister.com/2022/06/24/big_tech_post_roe_wade/?utm_medium=share&utm_content=article&utm_source=twitter

1400+ #Opensource, and free #SVG #icons: tablericons.com

“#Apple uses its power over browsers to strip-mine and sabotage the #web, hurting all engine projects and draining the web of future potential.” infrequently.org/2022/06/a…

“The next part of the reallysimple project is a mailbox style reader that plugs in like a LEGO block. You want a different kind of reader? It’ll be easy to plug it in too…” #rss twitter.com/davewiner…

Yeah, let’s change this: “So Much for Cutting Out the Middleman…Instead of getting rid of intermediaries, the internet created entirely new ones.” www.theatlantic.com/ideas/arc…

Proprietary browser Internet Explorer finally formally retired, 27 years after launch. #Firefox and #Chromium won. Open beats closed. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/microsoft-internet-explorer-officially-retired_n_62a89a6de4b06594c1ce876b

A good developer blog, focusing on all things #RSS and RSS tools related… onlyrss.org

“Indiewebifying (is that a verb?) a #WordPress Site – 2022 Edition” david.shanske.com/2022/06/1…

“Jack Dorsey: Fuck It, We’re Doing Web5…” www.vice.com/en/articl…

Agreed, lots to learn from here: “Social media doesn’t need to be a cesspool, if users are empowered to make and enforce rules. MetaFilter is one example of a healthy, self-governing social media community.” is.gd/fgl6f7

“Messaging apps should consider reviving AIM’s Away Message to create better social boundaries around people’s time…” www.wired.com/story/bri…

This week in #indieweb: us12.campaign-archive.com

Yesterday was the 19th anniversary since #WordPress’ first release. The web is a better place with them in it. wp19.day

Hope so, the Internet is a better place with openweb based social media: “Is Tumblr on the road back to relevance? - Gen Z makes up 61% of Tumblr’s new users, leading to a resurgence for the microblogging platform.” thehustle.co/01202022-…

“A(nother) way in which Facebook is the 21st Century’s tobacco industry….” pluralistic.net/2022/05/1…

“You may not know his name, but he played a huge part in creating the web you take for granted today…and he’s back.” www.zeldman.com/2022/05/2…

Perennially good advice online and off: “Don’t Feed the Troll.” this.how/trolls/

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