Something I like: 03/08/2017, 05:55 – Social Thoughts…
Colin Walker highlights that the ownership and authenticity involved with blogging on the indieweb comes with an important tradeoff – simplicity. The major social networks provided great simplicity, but ownership and authenticity is quickly lost.
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Ron Chester lays out an approach to finding people to follow on Micro.blog.
I like Ron’s four strategies, although I might call them four stages of evolution as I went through a very similar process—and still do. Strategies 2 and 4 are the ones that I find most rewarding.
The concluding paragraphs of Ron’s post, however, have some real gold. In particular:
There are no visible scores on Microblog. This is a very good thing. It means I can just concentrate on posting things others might find interesting and then being interested in things I might find posted by others. There’s no way to tell who’s popular, nor a way to game a system to look more popular. I hope that doesn’t change.
I hope that others might see this post, and choose to follow Ron on Micro.blog, or maybe to subscribe to Ron’s new blog on Blot.im.
If you’re a Micro.blog user looking for people to follow, take a look at Ron’s post, and perhaps also take a look at Colin Walker’s Webmentions directory, or perhaps my webmention directory.
Something I like: Daring Fireball: On Apple Removing VPN Apps From the App Store in China…
John Gruber makes good points about the role that the App Store plays, and argues that may be it is time to consider opening up iOS devices to apps from verified developers that don’t come through the App Store.
Something I like: Life without Workflow…
I hope that Apple's acquisition of Workflow will be different and that the functionality will will be retained – either in the app or integrated into iOS
Something I like: Siri Sings Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” | Infinite Diaries — Technology, Photography & Travel…
This is completely awesome. Thunderbolts and lightening, very very frightening!
Something I like: How to automatically save your Instapaper highlights to Ulysses…
I had never cottoned on to Instapaper's highlighting feature previously. This, and the support for iPad Pro features like splitscreen and multitasking has prompted me to trial Instapaper again, and to move Pocket to a secondary role…
Something I like: Micro.blog + Facebook | Manton Reece…
I love that Manton has enabled Facebook syndication (cross posting) from Micro.blog.
I have yet to turn it on, and the availability of the feature is giving me pause to consider what posts go where.
My current thinking is that I would probably want longer form posts to go to the Facey, but most of my Micro Thoughts are probably best left for Micro.blog and Twitter.
This is kind of ironic, because the Facey is, for me, the place where people post their most mundane thoughts and there is decreasingly little quality writing there.
A Sydney sunrise. I love getting out for sunrise photos and would probably do it more often if it weren't for two other things that demand early morning time:
2. Sleeping in
Something I like: The Doctor debate…
A really thoughtful post by @colinwalker on the actor to play the next generation lead in the Doctor Who series.
I think that there is a real possibility that the new lead will bring a whole new dimension to a character that is defined as one that re-generates from time-to-time. The ability to bring feminine attributes to this character should present interesting opportunities for the character’s ongoing development.
I hope that the actor is judged by the performance and ability to bring life to the character, and not by gender.
This is a test of a new automation from iOS taking a post from Drafts, exporting it to the Micro Thoughts category of my blog, & then copying it to my Blot.im blog.