140 characters is pretty stupid. McLuhan would have gone mental for Twitter.Also on:
“True innovation takes at least 10 to 15 years, whereas the longest that private venture capitalists are routinely willing to wait is five years. They don’t join the game until all the riskiest plays have already been made – by governments.” — Look at the phone in your hand – you can thank the state for thatAlso on:
Two interesting thoughts on how social media can dampen social change. Adam Curtis on Under the Skin talks about lack of current prospects for social change, references how in (for example) the civil rights movement even the middle classes bedded in and gave over large parts of their lives for the cause. This is less likely now, as middle classes scared of what might actually have to endure to bring about real change, happy to endure relatively comfortable mediocrity. Easier to be disgusted from the sidelines over social media. Zeynep Tufecki (@zeynep) talks on Spark about the 10 years of organising that the civil rights movement put into civil action, versus the 3 months it might take a Facebook and Twitter initiated protest today. With a side effect being that the 3 month organising doesn’t have much foundation to sustain it after that initial protest.Also on:
test the third
F-droid UX has improved massively in the latest release, nice to see!
Twidere is seeming like a really good open-source Twitter client for Android so far. https://f-droid.org/app/org.mariotaku.twidere
At the moment that last part, syndicating out to Twitter, isn’t working.
My goal for @hwclondon this week is to get quill or micropublish working, including posseing to Twitter. #indieweb
‘Artificial artificial intelligence’ – using cheap, manual labour to make it seem like you have some fancy machine learning.
“The more than 2 billion smartphones used around the world today function not because of Jobs’s singular genius, not even because of the private sector, but because of research and development funded by an entrepreneurial state.”
Restricted access to external SD card on Android makes using syncthing for photos a bit of a faff.
“The “counterculture” that celebrated the early Internet and stamped it with utopian fantasies is not synonymous with the “counterculture” of student protests, civil rights, women’s rights, or the anti-war movement.”
Liking riot.im. Handy as a bridge to IRC.