Medium/Cameron Barrett: I wish, more than anything else, for Medium to have an API.
Yes. Wholeheartedly agreed.
Google NGram Viewer: AOL, Facebook and Twitter.
Toronto Star.CA: Social media destroying stardom, Catherine Deneuve says at Cannes.
“It doesn’t allow people to dream anymore.” That strikes home. Would we have loved Audrey Hepburn as much, if we followed her daily life through selfies and studio-moderated tweets? I sincerely doubt it. More is not necessarily better.
Mashable: Tourists just trying to take a selfie severely damaged a marble statue in Italy.
Globe and Mail.CA: Movie-fan bloggers the new Hollywood influencers.
“While the fan connection has long been cultivated at conventions such as Comic-Con or Disney’s Star Wars Celebration, young writers such as Jones – whose posts have been read nearly 11 million times – are increasingly being courted at events once reserved for traditional media outlets.” 11 million times! I should just shut up shop and retire to the back of my sock drawer. But that’s a good example of the popularity a niche blog can stumble upon.
SF New Mexican: Santa Fe ranks as top capital city for selfie-taking.
Sunny weather is posited as the reason why.
DWB: Tweet from Command Line with t.
Thought I’d posted something like this before, but a quick search shows I haven’t. Perhaps I shoved it in Evernote.
Re/code: Stop Oversharing Your Facebook Information.
The Atlantic: Facebook Is Eating the Internet.
“To say Facebook is huge is an understatement.” In giving us what we want to see, it fails to give us what we should see.
ScholarlyKitchen: Version Control; or, What does it Mean to “Publish?”.
“But isn’t scholarship built on an architecture of citation? Even if one doesn’t credit the whiggish notion that we will know more and be better for it over time, the structures of scholarship are such that one builds on what has come before. Citation, the essential scholarly building block, requires some measure of fixity, a version of record.” Related to my astonishment at some pro blogger sites’ recommendation of altering your archives. If one references a mark that is not fixed, doesn’t that invalidate the reference and other works linked to that reference entirely?
News.com.AU: Belle Gibson - ‘No, None of it is true’.
“Factitious disorder is self driving and self perpetuating, maintained by the attention that people receive. Sufferers who use social media have a wider audience and therefore a greater propensity to receive the attention they are looking for by pretending to have the illness.” No remorse, endangering real cancer patients’ lives with bad advice. Just a plea of “I’m screwed up. I have Mommy issues. Give me some respect.”
HistoryToday: Monetising the Past - Medieval Marginalia and Social Media.
“Perhaps the success of these accounts would be lessened if a tweet were busied with shelfmarks, dates and sources, but wouldn’t it be nice if these huge audiences had the choice between investigating them further or not, and if libraries and archives received due credit for making this wealth of material available.” I recognize a fellow Utopian. Alas, we’ll have to wait for more than just more capable software; we must await a sea-change in attitudes. Attribute, dammit.
I love Lynda.com. Can’t stand LinkedIn. If they bust it, I’ll never EVER forgive them.
IFTTT auto-tweet restored.
Interestingly, no impressions for the hand-built tweets. As in *none*. You all seem to prefer my source:title tweet format.
Buffer Blog: How to Use Medium - The Complete Guide for Marketers.
Kudos for at least mentioning the ‘ownership’ issue.
Turned off my IFTTT tweet script for a while.
Mere retweets of titles seem to be ... more noise than signal. I’ll see if I can craft more meaningful tweets during the day, a subset of what I normally would auto-tweet.
Yale Journal of Law & Tech: The Virtues of Moderation.
Embedly Blog: Twitter’s got a New Harassment Problem — Periscope.
“Periscope and other public live streaming apps have a battle to fight and a social responsibility. The ability to type hate and see an immediate physical, emotional response is the ultimate tool for a tormentor.” I’ve been seeing Periscope recommended by various niche talking heads for the last week. I was about to download, when I ran across this. Seems you need to be careful with your settings - they’re defaulting to ‘too open.’
If you’d like to pursue the blue bird a bit more.
A List Apart: Initiation to Code.
Synchronicity. I just mentioned the importance of mentoring yesterday. Speaking of which, I’d surely like to see an ALA Guild.
AnumHussain: Start-to-Finish Guide - How To Launch & Grow A Blog.
As opposed to many other folks making these recommends, she prioritizes talking face-to-face. No gaming the system here, just commonsense. Glad this sailed into my aggregator. Bookmarked, to pass to clients who say “I want to start a blog ...” without any knowledge of what is necessary to make it successful. It’ll save me an hour and a half in meetings, easily.
Muut Blog: Switching from Disqus to Muut.
Ah, Disqus has some competition.
Butterick’s Practical Typography.: The billionaire’s typewriter.
“... how does Medium improve the Internet? I haven’t seen a single story on Medium that couldn’t exist equally well elsewhere. Nor evidence that Medium’s editing and publishing tools are a manifest improvement over what you can do with other tools.” Very well put. Merci, Ray L.Later: Speaking of Medium et al, Dave’s opened up his MyWord Editor.
The Week: Why South by Southwest is a huge, exploitative scam.
c|net: For Kate Upton, social media is now drivel.
“Now it’s about who has the best marketing, not who has a really good personality.” Wisdom from an unexpected source. I like her better now.