Just Delete Me: A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.
DesignBeep: Infographic of dimensions for all major social media graphic elements.
Very handy. Bookmark/snag a copy of this.
“It’s like a social network for introverts.” I don’t quite get it, but will experiment at some point.
“Got a drone? Share your best aerial pictures and let’s build a world map of our Earth with a bird’s eye view.” It had to happen. The photos are actually pretty darn great.
Wired: The Great App.net Mistake.
Twitter / iammrvandy: Used Jag for sale REAL CHEAP!!
Dick Van Dyke gets pulled out of a burning car, and tweetpics the results.
Nielsen: The Two-Way Causal Influence Between Twitter Activity and TV Viewership.
Butofcourse! Snark is best with an audience. Hail, hail, the gang’s all here. Let’s rip someone or something to pieces.
A unique problem for Twitter.
[NSFW; WARNING] Check out the #EECMS hashtag (Expression Engine CMS). It’s getting bombed by pornography. All of us are blocking, reporting for spam, but Twitter seems to not be responding. The blocked items continue to appear. For those in workplaces, one can’t risk loading the hashtag.
How to destroy the value of a hashtag, in minutes. Those of you relying on hashtags, beware.
Search Engine Roundtable: Twitter Drops RSS Support.
Metafilter: Facebook fixed a “shadow profile” leak, but don’t quite say what leaked.
Of note. I admire item’s comment, taken from the 1983 movie War Games: “The only winning move is not to play.”
Tumblr. + Yahoo!—It’s Officially Official.
Whoopee. Not really.
Instagram Blog: Video on Instagram.
Yet they’re using Vimeo to introduce it?
Youtube: Using internal social business tools | State of the Net 2013.
Panel discussion with Doc Searls, Dave Snowden, Euan Semple, Paolo Valdemarin. Always good to hear from these guys.
paidContent: Photographer sues BuzzFeed for $3.6M over viral sharing model.
Worth watching. Tumblr is in for some copyright/fair use problems in the future, IMHO.
Ask DesignerNews: Making the most of Medium.
“I was thinking about writing something but it already seems to be flooding with bad content and faux professionals that I don’t want to seem like just another pompous asshole.” Again, I wonder how Medium is going to get quality to scale. I only find worthy articles when they’re linked by others I trust (and those few tend to get highlighted by Medium’s editors anyway).
Slate: Twitter analytics—Tool lets you see which tweets your followers are actually reading.
Only if you sign up for Twitter Ads. I’m not giving someone else control of my Twitter stream, thankyouverymuch.
Observer.UK: Margaret Atwood—doyenne of digital-savvy authors.
“The Booker prizewinner, who has more than 400,000 Twitter followers, gets stuck into every technological initiative going, from co-writing a zombie novel with Naomi Alderman on Wattpad to changing the way artists interact with their fans online through her new company Fanado. Anyone who’s familiar with Atwood’s work won’t be surprised by her openness to change, but her zeal is astounding.”
GaryMoyers: What Really Happens When You “Like”.
Ritholtz: Facebook Is For Old People.
“Documenting your entire life history, building a timeline, a shrine to yourself, so that the people you grew up with will be impressed? That’s for baby boomers. Their children want nothing to do with it. Kids are for living, oldsters are for dying.”
Buzzfeed: The Social Media Editor is Dead.
Trying to lasso that which is boundless is never wise.
Guardian.UK: Facebook challenge after girl’s death leap over insults.
“Italian law forbids minors under 18 signing contracts, yet Facebook is effectively entering into a contract with minors regarding their privacy, without their parents knowing.” Worth keeping an eye on this one.
Mass Programming Resistance: CommaFeed As Backup Plan.
Great MeFi comment about RSS included within.
DP Review: There’s no such thing as ‘pro’ photographers: More details.
“There’s no such thing as Flickr Pro today because [with so many people taking photographs] there’s really no such thing as professional photographers anymore.” The comment continues to echo through the photography niches in the metacosm. Then again, a photography professional is not the major focus of Flickr marketing, really.
rc3.org: NewsBlur redesigned.
Mashable: The New Flickr—What it Means for Flickr Pro Users.
A whole lotta confusion if you’re a Pro member. New skin on most of Flickr, but much is the same … an anchored top menubar slammed over the old interface. Another tablet-like experience, better than the old cluttered design. I’ll live with it a little, and decide whether I’ll continue in a month or so. I use too many photo services now, and need to eliminate a couple.