Mashable: How Yahoo derailed Tumblr.
IMHO, it still has the best suggestions engine. It can peg my tastes pretty damned accurately (suggestions for new Tumblrs to follow). That alone is worth big $.
General observation: You know, with auto-correct all over the place ...
... I see more misspellings than ever. I was always taught that if it is worth saying, it’s worth spelling correctly. One of the pillars of self-respect, communicating well. Depressing that even news orgs don’t even bother anymore.
(Spurred by visiting a site I pay for, and finding ridiculous misspellings through their product. If it weren’t so useful, I’d cancel my subscription.)
Techdirt: New York Times Says Fair Use Of 300 Words Will Run You About $1800.
FYI. I asked in 2000 via direct phone call about blogging excerpts. They said (NY Times, WaPo): “Source identified clearly, no more than three sentences and a link back.” I’ve pretty much tried to stick to that policy throughout my blogging career. Perhaps it is time for another phone call.
I’ll be with you soon. Tootle along for a bit.
GitM: Catching Up - Trump & the GOP.
Makes me feel better.
Guardian.UK: Want to imbibe wisdom by accident?
OK, but please understand they are the ‘snacks’ of wisdom. Short, easy to post and read. And then most of us move on, without any depth of thought. So many are posting mediocre images and tacking quotes on. It’s clichè turned to 11 now.
Big presentation this morning.
I bent the ears and got feedback for three hours, when I’d scheduled one. Lots to go over. Great result. Links when I can.
inessential: Oldie Praises the Old Old Ways.
Ghost in the Machine: Catching Up - Books.
Busy guy, Kevin. On my reading list(s). For The Past and Future City, did you look at the [what I call] Disneyfication of Santa Fe after 1912? They stripped the Victorian clapboards, the brick buildings, and stuccoed them over to look like Spanish Revival/Pueblo style. The past was forsaken for an older, faux past. Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, cubed.
You’ll be hearing this a great deal. Big projects in-house. Links when I have time. Big storms overhead - hail? ‘Tis the time of year ...
Host is going to transfer this account to a new server (new hardware). Tonight. Pray.
We’ll see if I survive. Why Memorial Day weekend, I don’t know. The logic escapes me.
Scott ☠ on Twitter: UI vs. UX ... “it’s simple, really.”
Server outage on my VPS this morning.
Back up, but my attention was obviously elsewhere (this is hosted on a different cluster). Links as I have time!
DP Review: Photo business - the rise and impending fall of social media ‘influencers’.
“The unnamed executive predicts influencers will start to disappear as brands recognize that the value isn’t there. ‘Just because photos look good and have 200,000 followers means nothing.’ While it lasts, it sure seems like a pretty sweet gig.”
Oh, only 2600+ unread news articles in my agg ...
... as in ‘gag’. Let’s see how far I can scan before I decide to bail for “Mark all as read.”
Luminous Landscape: Michael Reichman passes away.
Oh, for God’s sake. Fuck cancer. I’ll miss Michael terribly. Luminous Landscape and Michael have been a regular stop for me since they started. RIP.
First chance I’ve had to breathe today. How’re you all? Hope you’re well. And that’s the last you’ll hear from me until tomorrow ...
Busy this morning, then busy all day tomorrow.
Photo shoots, video shoots. And a brief car repair. Man, I’m already tired just looking at my schedule. Links in and around these events. Thanks for your patience.
Links when/if I can. Tootle along, plenty to see elsewhere. I’ll be back.
SEO supremacy! At last!
Apparently my site dominates some keyword searches for ‘dangerous meteors’. That’s accuracy and usefulness for ya!
FishbowlNY: The Toast Is Shuttering.
WaPo: The hottest trend in web design is making intentionally ugly, difficult sites.
Wait long enough, I may not have to redesign. I’m now ‘brutal.’
Appointments this morn.
Links later on. Trot off to other interesting destinations for a while. Thanks.
The Rumpus: Reckoning With The Bros - Trump, Bly, And Swimming In The Sea Of Grief.
“There are unseen forces at work. The other night, a friend said she feels like the id is run amok. I chose Jung over Freud, arguing that the unexamined shadow is emerging from the unconscious. I just wish Joseph Campbell were around to interpret all this for us.” Oh, it’s a good one. Make time to read it.
Sorry - had to run.
Finished some last changes to a contract before zooming out for a photo gig. Back now. Links will percolate through.