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  1. Apr 2024
    1. Het gaat bij PKM niet om feiten en weetjes alleen of op zichzelf staand, maar om de betekenis die ik aan iets hecht en bovenal waar ik dat mee verbind.

      Een relevant kenmerk van [[PKM]], wat te gebruiken is binnen [[Takeaways beginnende PKM]]

  2. Dec 2022
    1. I do agree with the article that you have to learn when to say no to the temptation of "endless fiddling" but it is through this fiddling that I sometimes find myself in a new place, sometimes slightly before the rest of the pack. If it weren't for this fiddling, I'd be spending my life solving boring problems for boring bosses.

      I am Frank and I am a yak shaver...

  3. Nov 2022
    1. There is no consensus, there is no single idea of what to moderate and what not to moderate. Some people are going to have different expectations of what they want to see or how strict they want to be about who talks to whom. The Fediverse provides different places where you can go and experience social media the way that you want to experience it. You can have a super safe space with very strict moderation; nobody has required you to compromise on anything whatsoever.

      I think this is the basis why I like the idea of decentralization. There is no single source of truth. You have your own values and morals. And have different expectations. You can choose your own adventure on your own terms. It is up to the admin, the community and in the end yourself how you want to deal with different opinions.

  4. Oct 2022
    1. And one day, while having a little smackerel of something, the absurdity of this just hit me.How absurd it is that we create something like the Internet. A global web of interconnected computers. And someone makes us believe that to communicate with each other we need the help of a dysfunctional, closed building that shuts people out and harms people and the environment with their business model.The internet is out here, outside those walls. And it won’t exclude anyone or throw anyone out.The internet is already a social medium.

      Jaron Lanier once gave a similar example. How weird it is that to have a conversation with a person, a third party has to be involved. Like a social network. Why not just have the conversation on your own domains? This also reaches out to the idea of webmentions and having conversations through your blog or website.

    1. “Cheap and democratic as it was, Berners-Lee’s Web didn’t have half the features Xanadu promised to, and two-way linking was one of them

      Ted Nelson and TBL were for a long time not sharing the same vision. Also see http://hyperland.com/TBLpage

    2. Nelson defines two-way links as: “anyone may publish connected comments to any page”. So it’s about connections, not just one-way via an HTML a href, but back and forth across the Web.

      This would make social network silo's obsolete...

    1. “Procrastination Principle,” wherein an elegant network design would not be unduly complicated by attempts to solve every possible problem that one could imagine materializing in the future

      Een mooie term. Maak een systeem niet op voorhand overdadig complex om mogelijke toekomst-scenario's al op voorhand op te lossen.

    2. Since Kindle books don’t live on the World Wide Web, there’s no URL pointing to a particular page or passage of them.

      There is the possibility to use the "kindle://" uri to link to specific locations in an e-book.

    3. Once the error was noted, Amazon—in something of a panic—reached into every Kindle that had downloaded the book and deleted it. The book was, fittingly enough, George Orwell’s 1984. (You don’t have 1984. In fact, you never had 1984. There is no such book as 1984.)

      Een beroemde en beruchte case dat laat zien hoe ver de macht van het platform reikt.

    4. Some information sticks around when it shouldn’t, while other information vanishes when it should remain.

      Dit is een ironisch gegeven. Sommige ogenschijnlijk tijdelijke posts blijven lang online (van memes op social media tot cyberbullying) terwijl duurzame en relevante kennis over tijd verdwijnt. Ik merkte dit zelf tijdens het schrijven van [[Bloghelden]], over de geschiedenis van blogs in Nederland. Veel blogs waren begrijpelijk verdwenen en opslag op bv The Internet Archive had veel gaten.

    5. The web, like the internet, is a collective hallucination, a set of independent efforts united by common technological protocols to appear as a seamless, magical whole.

      Dit ligt dicht bij het idee van David Weinberger "Small Pieces Loosely Joined"

    6. surveillance beacons

      Een mooie beschrijving voor wat advertenties en trackingpixels eigenlijk zijn

    7. the internet had and has no main menu, no CEO, no public stock offering, no formal organization at all. There are only engineers who meet every so often to refine its suggested communications protocols that hardware and software makers, and network builders, are then free to take up as they please.

      Het internet is één groot succes voor decentralisatie. Als het internet succesvol was gestart als centraal systeem (denk aan Compuserve, AOL en ons eigen Het Net) dan zou het er veel anders uitzien. Dankzij het decentrale protocol kan het internet zijn wat het nu is.

  5. Sep 2022
    1. How is it possible to memorized every single Vim command, how can we, for example, delete two words? Well, we want to delete, two, words. We have delete as a verb, word as a subject and two as a movement. It’s so easy as positioning our cursor behind the first word we want to delete, and in normal mode type d2w. Is it really that easy? what does that mean? Literally delete two words. That’s how vim commands work. How can we change a word? cw (Change Word), delete an entire paragraph? dip (Delete Inside Paragraph), change the content of a quoted text? ci" (Change Inside “). We could spend the entire day listing example, but you get the point.

      verb-movement-subject. This really hits me home. This I get. Very interesting to try and learn.

    2. first glance, modal editing controls may appear unintuitive or just weird. Modal editors make us of mnemonics to try to make it intuitive for us to learn the commands. Sounds doubtful, but believe me when I say that it’s just about undertanding the logic behind i


    3. what’s the philosophy behind modal editing? We can summarize it in a few lines, but I’ll probably forget something. Optimize the use of the keyboard. Minimize the distance our hand travels from what we call the home row. This is our keyboard’s main row, in which our hand normally rests. Make use of modes (this is where modal editing comes from), that change the behaviour of the different keys in our keyboard so we can make use of the specific functions our text editor gives us. Understand that, either writing or programming, we actually spend more time editing text than adding it, and for that reason the optimization of it should be prioritized. Reduce the amount of repetitive actions we perform. For this, modal editors give us macros, that really facilitates this matter.

      I like this way of thinking and I understand the philosophy. Although I don't quite agree with the line "we actually spend more time editing text than adding it". As a writer, I spend a lot of my time actually creating new texts. But I like to optimize the use of keyboard and minimize hand travels.

    4. If you’re reading this it’s because you’re interested in learning about a concept that’s not common or you want to know what all this is about

      That's a better way to approach various notetaking philosophies than the "mine is better than yours"

  6. Sep 2021
    1. A smart contract is a code that executes a set of conditions required for a trade to occur; if one condition fails, then so does the trade. Thus, by adopting blockchain smart contracts to trade ownership of their work, an artist can ensure resale royalties as a condition for the transfer of title, meaning they automatically get a cut of any future sales of their work.

      This is an interesting idea with smart contracts.

    1. What he’s not doing is raising a bunch of venture capital and doing a traditional startup

      Well... that's the good part of it...

    2. isn’t the point to own it, and the point of owning it is to control how it’s used?

      This is where my scepticism comes through. The whole ecosystem is based on ownership. Whereas I was under the impression we are moving towards an era of less ownership and more accessibility to goods (cars, electric steps, tools, overnight stays etc). So why own a piece of digital game paraphernalia when you only want access to...you know...actually play the game?

    3. On Wednesday, Hofmann announced “synthetic Loot” — essentially, a replica Loot bag that can be claimed by anyone who sets up an Ethereum wallet for free.

      So after he made a bunch of textfiles in his garage, he copied them and gave them away for free. To anyone who becomes part of the crypto-ecosystem through Ethereum. Get people in the scene, get them hooked, make money....

    4. Hofmann created a way to let people pay the Ethereum network to return a list of useless names to them. But Hofmann’s fans saw it very differently, and quickly turned Loot into a phenomenon

      It can be a scam, a way to get money. But if tell the story the right way, people believe you and give you money. Feels like a con-game...

    5. One idea he had was to let people create (or “mint,” in blockchain-speak) NFTs based on his random-item generator for free — essentially just to see what would happen. He would not provide any art work or any instructions on what to do with them. And he would give these “bags” of items away for free, minus the transaction fees required by the Ethereum network.

      So to find some analogy, Hofmann created a garage with tools. People could create whatever they want with the tools. No instructions are given, use your imagination. You can take whatever you created with you. You only pay a fee to take it out of the garage and be the real world owner of it. Something like that?

    6. developers have grown fond of an alternative blockchain, Ethereum, which is designed to let them create decentralized applications through more sophisticated smart contracts than Bitcoin enables.

      I need to find an easy example of such an application where Ethereum plays an important role.

    1. For this we created the $WRITE token, a crypto alternative to the traditional platform invitation system. Obtaining one $WRITE token affords someone publishing power on Mirror. In exchange for burning their token, users are granted a unique plot on the Mirror frontier, which includes a unique name on ENS (*.mirror.xyz) and a minted publication.

      So if I understand correctly, I need to obtain a $WRITE token to get a unique username on a platform I don't own? I am still puzzled. Why would I do that? Why would I pay to be on a domainname I don't own and have control over?

    1. “The internet is now a place where everyone has an inventory.”

      Also the decentralized nature of it all makes it so interesting to explore. Keep your inventory in your own wallet on your own domain under your own terms.

    2. This entire world is built on the assumption the internet will never die, which reflects a pretty big cultural shift in how we think about technology.

      I get dizzy from reading what is happening with new ideas like NFT, Web3 and blockchain. It's all a big blurry tangled ball of wool I need to unravel. What most surprises me is how gamified the movement is.

  7. Mar 2021
    1. No gardener can become a good gardener without getting over the fear of pruning, and no good gardener can become a great gardener without approaching pruning as part of the craft. Chop, whack, snip. It hurt, to see everyone almost exposed to their roots, not knowing whether they’d make it or not–driving home the guilt that was admitting that I had not taken good care of them. If they didn’t succeed, it would be my fault.

      Een mooie analogie of het nu om notities gaat, je tuin, je werk of iets anders. Je moet durven weglaten. Durven verwijderen

    1. Or think of the iPhone owners who patronize independent service centers instead of using Apple's service: Apple's opening bid is "You only ever get your stuff fixed from us, at a price we set," and the owners of Apple devices say, "Hard pass." Now it's up to Apple to make a counteroffer. We'll know it's a fair one if iPhone owners decide to patronize Apple's service centers.

      Een vergelijkbaar voorbeeld is het schoonmaken van gebouwen. Het zou vreemd zijn als je een vloer die je laat leggen alleen door bepaalde schoonmakers kan laten schoonmaken. Of garages. Er zijn merkgarages maar net zoveel generieke garages. Soms zijn merkgarages beter, maar vaak kun je ook prima terecht bij een generieke garage.

    1. For a really competitive, innovative, dynamic marketplace, you need adversarial interoperability: that’s when you create a new product or service that plugs into the existing ones without the permission of the companies that make them. Think of third-party printer ink, alternative app stores, or independent repair shops that use compatible parts from rival manufacturers to fix your car or your phone or your tractor.

      De term adversial interoperability is een belangrijke term om te snappen hoe open platformen en protocollen kunnen werken. En wat ze bijdragen aan een meer divers landschap aan producten en diensten.

    1. Katz points out this is an “extreme example to prove a point.” YellowHeart wants to show people how much control can be put into the ticket with smart contracts. Going forward, he says this same tech can be used for general tickets, which could be a huge advancement in the secondary market. Every time an NFT is resold, a percentage of money earned could go to the artist — or whoever is included in the contract, perhaps even a charity. (In such instances, YellowHeart can also set a maximum price that the NFT can be resold at, eradicating scalpers.)

      Dit is volgens mij een killer feature van NFT's in muziek. De rest is leuk maar dit is superinteressant

    1. Still, that doesn’t help the “competition as an answer to censorship” problem, because the entire point is that if Twitter stops you from tweeting the ban is absolute; the issue isn’t simply the form of the tweets, but the network undergirding the service.

      Klopt. Op het netwerk Twitter is het schrijven van de tweet niet meer mogelijk. Dat is één ding. Maar nog veel belangrijker is het verlies van je netwerk, je social graph

    2. This points to the first factor driving centralization: as I explained two weeks ago in Clubhouse’s Inevitability, the most compelling apps for user-generated content tie creation and consumption into a tight loop, bound together with network effects and presented with a feed that neither creators nor consumers want to leave. This isn’t nefarious, it’s simply good product design.

      Daar geloof ik ergens ook nog wel in. De strakke loop van consumptie en creatie is vooral goed product design. Geen nare bijbedoelingen

  8. Feb 2021
    1. It’s about holding on to the idea that the players can control the game, and not the other way around

      Ik zie nieuwe generaties minstens zo actief bezig zijn met virtuele werelden. Minecraft, Sims, Roblox, zelfs games als Super Mario Maker. Er zitten nu wel meer financiele afhankelijkheden aan (Robux etc) maar de creatieve en creeërende internetter is er nog altijd.

    2. There is only one way to “play” Twitter, and the only real gain is that “No one is learning anything, except to remain connected to the machine.” 

      Ik vraag me af of dat echt zo is. Twitter lijkt meer en meer de plek te worden om je eigen media op te bouwen en het eigen spel te spelen. Er zijn meerdere manieren om het spel te spelen. Toch?

    3. The tech takeover corresponds with shrinking possibilities. This evolution has also seen the rise of a seeming aesthetic paradox. Minimalist design reigns now that the corporations have taken over the net. Long seen as anti-consumerist, Minimalism has now become a coded signal for luxury and control. The less control we have over our virtual spaces, the less time we spend considering our relationships with them. 

      Interessante laatste zin. Hoe minder we eigen controle hebben, zeggenschap, agency, hoe minder we ons bezighouden met de aard van de relatie. Die relatie kan verschillende vormen hebben.

    4. Worlds Chat and many other such spaces are relics exemplifying the boundless imagination of an earlier era of the internet. Documenting these worlds does more than highlight history that could otherwise be lost; it preserves a time when users were creators and not products. 

      Ik zou het iets breder willen zien. Het was een tijd dat internetgebruikers bijna standaard ook creeëren ipv alleen consumeren en data afstaan. De naald was meer die kant uitgeslagen

  9. Nov 2020
    1. While the consumption ethos of “cocooning” is trending across most of the Western world, young Chinese are choosing to fill their wardrobes with shiny, techy clothes. If fashion is effective in displaying different social dynamics as a mirror of its time, it is now showing how divided the West and China have become in the post-COVID era
    1. No, I’ve never been a fan of Facebook, as you probably know. I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan. I think he’s a real problem. I think ——

      Joe Biden is geen fan van Facebook

  10. Oct 2020
    1. A chess enthusiast might memorize dozens of time-honored opening gambits, but was that so different from gleaning strategies from pro streamers on Twitch?

      Een herkenbaar verhaal van een vader die zijn kinderen ziet opgroeien met videogames. Hoe geef je er ruimte aan om ze hun eigen plek te laten ontdekken in de games. En hoe anders zijn videogames eigenlijk van de andere vrijetijdsbestedingen die we kennen?

    1. Ownership is the critical point here. Ownership in email in the same way we own a paperback: We recognize that we (largely) control the email subscriber lists, they are portable, they are not governed by unknowable algorithmic timelines.3 And this isn’t ownership yoked to a company or piece of software operating on quarterly horizon, or even multi-year horizon, but rather to a half-century horizon. Email is a (the only?) networked publishing technology with both widespread, near universal adoption,4 and history. It is, as they say, proven.

      Dit is exact de reden waarom ik geloof in email en een eigen domein. Je bent 100% de eigenaar van je stem, van je publiek. Je bent niet afhankelijk van de algoritmes van een derde partij. Sociale netwerken zijn relevant om een publiek te vinden, je eigen domein om de relatie op te bouwen.

    1. The best way to read the newsletter is to skim through, try a few links and put it down. The next time you're doom-scrolling, go into your email and pick it back up. Try some of the links you didn't try the first time, even if you're not sure you'll like them.

      Dit is een prima manier om je nieuwsbrieven te gebruiken. In plaats van eindeloos in je social media feed te scrollen, pak je inbox, je nieuwsbrieven en scroll daar doorheen. Het is nog best een prima tip voor mijn eigen gedrag...

    1. The solution to imposter syndrome is to see that you are one. When I first wrote about how useful it is to remember that everyone is totally just winging it, all the time, we hadn’t yet entered the current era of leaderly incompetence (Brexit, Trump, coronavirus). Now, it’s harder to ignore. But the lesson to be drawn isn’t that we’re doomed to chaos. It’s that you – unconfident, self-conscious, all-too-aware-of-your-flaws – potentially have as much to contribute to your field, or the world, as anyone else.
    1. Why I Change My System All the TimeI don’t really know, but I think it’s related to the Hindu concept of creative destruction.

      Mooie term, klinkt bekend.

    1. Writing for me is a process of healing. I write it down so I clean up my mind from past baggage. I want to live now and in the moment but I also want to respect the past and learn from it.

      Een mooie uitleg waarom schrijven goed is voor de mensch. Loop niet met de herinneringen in je hoofd rond maar schrijf ze op. Je kunt ze dan altijd terugvinden, zonder ze in je hoofd te laten.

  11. Sep 2020
    1. Curation comes before a chronological list. The chronological list is still there, but when you click "all articles" instead of numbered pages, all of the articles on that page are visible. If I had thousands of posts that might be a problem, but with my fairly small catalog the pages loads fast and you can scroll through it easily.
    2. The idea of a "blog" needs to get over itself. Everybody is treating writing as a "content marketing strategy" and using it to "build a personal brand" which leads to the fundamental flawed idea that everything you post has to be polished to perfection and ready to be consumed.

      Het is inderdaad het dilemma waar ik mee worstel. Enerzijds wil ik het liefste een Frankopedia maken van mijn site. Iets waar ik losse notities op post, waar ik bookmarks kwijt kan en ik zelf een grootverbruiker ben van de zoekbalk. Maar anderzijds vind ik het lastig te combineren met de meer gepolijste artikelen die ik er wil publiceren. Die meer gericht zijn op het publiek en minder voor mijn eigen second brain

    3. Instead of focusing on our brand we double down on our users' brand and help them shine.

      Dit is zo'n logische gedachte voor elk merk, voor elke freelancer, voor elke coach of maker die iets doet voor anderen. Denk na hoe je anderen het beste kunt helpen. Denk aan de bekende cartoon van Mario met de Fire Flower. Daarmee wordt Mario een Super Mario. Je wilt die Fire Flower zijn om Super Mario's te maken.

    4. What makes a garden is interesting. It's personal. Things are organized and orderly, but with a touch of chaos around the edges.

      Mooie quote. "a touch of chaos around the edges"

    1. The digital garden is "a space for collecting (and connecting) the dots." You can and should link to other writing and references beyond your own to build up your network of knowledge.

      Digital Gardens, Commonplace books. Ik blijf het een fascinerend concept vinden. Het vereist aandacht en langdurig bijhouden om de waarde te vinden. Dat is wat mij persoonlijk nog tegenhoudt.

    1. If you are new to the IndieWeb, let me be clear: you don’t need to build every feature you see on the wiki.

      Dit is een valkuil waar ik heel hard in ben gevallen. Ik ontdekte het IndieWeb en ik vond dat ik alles in 1x op mijn site moest zetten. Ik ben geen webdeveloper, ik heb gelimiteerde technische know-how, maar toch probeerde ik het. Om precies dat te ontdekken wat James ontdekt, je hoeft niet alle mogelijkheden op je site te hebben. Veel belangrijker is het besef dat je eigen site jouw huis is op het internet. Ingericht naar jouw smaak en behoeften. De rest is bijzaak.

    1. A Zwicky Box allows you to search the solution space for the best answer, by allowing you to break up the solution into its component parts and endlessly recombine them to find new solutions you haven’t thought of. It’s like a LEGO set for problem solving.

      Een interessante manier om nieuwe ideeën te ontdekken in een gebied wat je al kent. Handig voor bv innovatie trajecten, content ontwikkeling, brainstorm

    1. I would say that the easiest way to describe the IndieWeb is in relation to ownership. In essence, the IndieWeb is all about ownership of your identity, which is done through the ownership of a personal domain, which likely has a website on it.With this domain, you can point it to Medium, Tumble, or your own site. But the constant there is that it'll sit under your domain and folks can come back and see all your latest content, regardless of what platform it's pointing to.

      Dit is een fraaie uitleg wat het Indieweb is. Eigenaarschap van je online identiteit. Dat impliceert al dat je er meer controle over wil hebben dan account-toegang op een sociaal netwerk. Een eigen site, een plek op het web. Wát je er mee doet is daarna in je eigen handen. Maar dat eigenaarschap, dat is al een goede start.

    1. The amount of work is the same no matter whether you've got ten subscribers or 10,000. It doesn't matter how many are reading it, the work is still the same, and that's a really valuable thing for writers.

      Ik weet nog niet of ik het hier mee eens ben..

    2. Newsletter businesses are by no means new: Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness empire, started as a newsletter back in 2008; Morning Brew, which launched in 2015, now brings in more than $20million in revenue.Business analysts such as Ben Thompson of Stratechery and Bill Bishop of Sinocism have built substantial readerships around their insightful takes on business news, and reportedly earn their creators six figure salaries. Now, thanks to subscription services (Substack, Revue, Ghost) and patronage platforms (Patreon, Ko-Fi) it’s easier than ever for writers to forgo traditional publications and monetise their own writing directly.
    3. Newsletter platforms are attracting big names: Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi, New York Magazine columnist Andrew Sullivan and Buzzfeed’s Anne Helen Petersen have all recently quit high profile publishers to launch publications on Substack.
    1. It was during the development of the Game & Watch that Yokoi laid down principles of hardware design that would echo through Nintendo’s history right up to the present day, dubbing it "Lateral Thinking of Withered Technology"

      Dit is de basis geweest voor het denken rondom alle hardware van Nintendo. Fun gameplay is belangrijker dan flashy technologie. Liever oudere tech gebruiken en die op een innovatieve manier inzetten dan altijd de latest en greatest in willen zetten.

    2. The genesis of Nintendo’s Game & Watch series is recounted in an equally whimsical tale. According to legend, Nintendo engineer Gunpei Yokoi came up with the concept after observing a bored Japanese salaryman absent-mindedly poking at the buttons of his pocket calculator whilst travelling to work. This seemingly innocuous encounter ultimately gave birth to portable video gaming as we know it today.

      Mooi verhaal

    1. ADD is het enige type dat vooral last heeft van de symptomen van onoplettendheid. Je concentreren en het organiseren van taken kan bijvoorbeeld moeilijk zijn. Ook overprikkeling is een veelvoorkomende klacht.

      Het verschil met ADHD

    1. Er zijn kinderen die voldoen aan het stereotype ADHD'er: ze zijn luid, energiek en hebben moeite zich te concentreren. Maar er zijn ook vormen van ADHD waarbij het kind veel dagdroomt of juist hypergefocust is en alles om zich heen vergeet als die ergens mee bezig is. “Er zijn grote individuele verschillen, op alle niveaus die we meten”, concludeert Durston. Bovendien hebben veel kinderen met autisme ook moeite zich te concentreren. Dus concentratieproblemen zijn geen kenmerk van ADHD.

      Interessant onderzoek uit 2018, Durston legt in video onder andere uit dat [[ADHD]] niet alleen iets biologisch is wat in de hersens afspeelt. Maar onderdeel is van menselijk gedrag

    1. a) Spend ahead of your market shareWe should avoid the temptation to rush into developing work until we know what the budget levels are. If businesses are not investing ahead of market share then the chances of growth are significantly diminished, putting an unfair burden on creativity to make up the shortfall.Equally, we should avoid signing up to Performance By Results contracts without knowing what the investment behind our work will be. As Peter Field has reminded us, brand targets cannot be divorced from the communications budget: “A target that is realistic with one budget level can become unrealistic when this is lowered.”b) Treat creativity as essential, not a nice-to-haveCreativity isn’t an indulgence. Aside from optimal investment levels, it’s the biggest lever of growth available to a business. c) Seek fameContent that gets talked about, shared, played with is demonstrably more powerful than content that simply gets viewed. Though people still need to know about it for those effects to take place.

      Inzichten hoe creativiteit en overspenden kunnen zorgen voor meer marktaandeel en meer share of voice. Aan de hand van onderzoeken en awards in creativiteit en effectiviteit.

    1. What we need instead is a spatial meta layer for notes on the OS-level that lives across all apps and workflows. This would allow you to instantly take notes without having to switch context. Even better yet, the notes would automatically resurface whenever you revisit the digital location you left them at.

      Dit is een interessante gedachte. Ik heb eerste ideeën hoe dit als protocol kan samenhangen met Webmentions, Micropub en Microformats.

    1. Today marks the start of a new era, since I now officially joined the IndieWeb movement and migrated my 23-year old personal blog to micro.blog.

      Welkom op het indieweb Jeroen! En dank voor het volgen van mijn avonturen met Hypothesis. Ik heb vanavond een update gedaan in mijn flow. Nu heeft elke annotatie op mijn blog een directe link naar het artikel én de annotatie zelf.

    1. On and on it goes, until the perceived cost of not being on Facebook is higher than the perceived downsides of joining the platform.

      De kosten om niet op Facebook te zijn, zijn hoger dan de nadelen van het lid worden van het platform. Die zin moet ik nog een paar keer op me in laten werken. Ik zie het nog niet voor me.

    1. The old system’s ability to think beyond short-term profit allowed for the construction of lasting infrastructure. Email didn’t die with AOL, the web didn’t disappear with Netscape. I hope email and the open web aren’t the last cathedrals we build.

      Beiden decentraal.

    1. In een korte serie blogposts wil ik je uitleggen hoe je met WordPress aan de slag kunt om je eigen blog meer mogelijkheden te geven om de eigen controle te houden. Dat laatste is één van de bouwstenen van de Indieweb gedachte

      Test om te zien of de integromat functie naar behoren werkt

    1. This part of the standards process creates a buffer against the Web platform becoming just a collection of trends

      Trends versus lange termijn relevantie

    2. If the Web is governed by a single corporation, it will start looking like that corporation’s vision of the Web, ultimately limiting its own potential. Trading short term gain on new shiny features for long term vision.

      Door het web open te houden is er op lange termijn meer mogelijk. De beperkende factor wordt anders de visie van de eigenaar en de korte termijn eisen van aandeelhouders en trendwatchers.

    3. There’s a lot of value in slow thinking. You use the non-lizard side of your brain. You make more deliberate decisions. You prioritize design over instant gratification. You can “check” your gut instincts and validate your hypothesis before incurring mountains of technical debt.

      Slow thinking is vergelijkbaar met Deep Work.

    1. But I actually think stock and flow is a useful metaphor for media in the 21st century. Here’s what I mean: Flow is the feed. It’s the posts and the tweets. It’s the stream of daily and sub-daily updates that reminds people you exist. Stock is the durable stuff. It’s the content you produce that’s as interesting in two months (or two years) as it is today. It’s what people discover via search. It’s what spreads slowly but surely, building fans over time.

      Een interessant inzicht van Robin Sloan (via) wat mij doet denken aan zowel de Zettelkasten methode van Niklas Luhman maar ook aan de opkomst van nieuwsbrieven de laatste maanden. Online publiceren begon met het maken en distribueren van "stock" sites. Semi-statische sites die soms nog terug zijn te vinden. De laatste 20 jaar zijn de flow feeds daar bij gekomen. Met name de social sites. Email en nieuwsbrieven lijken die sweet spot er tussen hebben gevonden. Enerzijds flow omdat ze periodiek verschijnen. Anderzijds stock omdat ze blijven bestaan in een online archief en in het mailarchief van de ontvanger. Een zoektocht in mijn mailbox brengt soms het antwoord boven in de vorm van een nieuwsbrief bericht van jaren geleden.

    1. The purpose (for me) in these bookmarks is to identify a space (or process) between Hypothesis and my IndieWeb commonplace site. I want to read, review, and share the link, salient quotes, and perhaps some context for others. The use of Hypothesis helps as I have another series of links behind to “show my work.”

      Bookmarks op je site zijn één van de meest traditionele vormen van bloggen en je eigen website vorm geven. Inderdaad kan Hypothesis helpen in het proces om de links van context te voorzien, ze bij elkaar te houden én via de Hypothesis API ze op allerlei manieren in je eigen systeem te krijgen. In welke vorm ze uiteindelijk in je eigen commonplace site/digital garden terecht komen, dat is aan je eigen creativiteit. Wat ik erg hoopgevend vind, is dat Hypothesis best wat metadata opslaat van de annotatie, wat weer mogelijkheden geeft voor andere dwarsverbanden, backlinks en digitaal "tuinieren".

    1. As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS. Everything old is new again. RSS was an essential part of Web 1.0 before surveillance capitalism (Web 2.0) took over.

      Ik hoop oprecht dat de slimme mensen in de decentralized web-community er voor kiezen om RSS niet op dezelfde manier te promoten zoals in het begin van deze eeuw. Dat zorgde nu niet bepaald voor veel begrip en (blijvend) gebruik. RSS is een prachtig stuk internet-pijpleiding waar veel meer mee mogelijk is dan alleen lezen in een andere app. Juist door het decentraal te maken en te houden.

    1. These are hypotheticals, but Microsoft really was caught by exactly this mechanic in mobile a decade later - no-one made apps for Window Phone because it had no users, and it had no users because no-one wrote apps for it, and all the power Microsoft had in Office and Windows meant nothing. 
    2. Microsoft might have been doing all sorts of mean and sneaky things, but people used Windows and Office because of network effects, and those network effects were and are internal to each product. People used Windows because it had the software and people wrote software for Windows because it had the users, and that had very little to do with Office.

      Dit is een kenmerkend probleem met veel software en diensten. Het netwerkeffect zorgt voor de lock-in.

    1. I suspect that most people who aren't avid users of social media and aren't super technical don't even think to change their username. Why would they? Twitter works perfectly well, and shows their chosen name in conversations, without ever touching the username setting.

      Dat is interessant. Ik wist niet dat het aanmaken van een username tegenwoordig zo diep in de Twitter settings zit. Je identiteit op Twitter word je dus opgelegd door het systeem....

  12. Aug 2020
    1. The mass surveillance and factory farming of human beings on a global scale is the business model of people farmers like Facebook and Google. It is the primary driver of the socioeconomic system we call surveillance capitalism.
    1. Twitter20 Now imagine a party except the party is also a war where no one can die but everyone can feel pain. Like a WWII battleground set to dubstep. Now also imagine everyone is screaming at the top of their lungs. Now also imagine there is a man-baby who rules over this hellscape and is constantly whining bout people’s feelings getting hurt. Now also imagine that this same man-baby is drinking a goblet of entrails

      Een prima weergave wat Twitter deze dagen is...

    1. A Beginner’s Guide to the Internet’s Opportunity Machine The internet is a money printer for smart people willing to share their ideas online.

      Geweldig taalgebruik.

    1. Doug has a preference for the Fediverse as an approach to an open web, and says the political philosophy of the IndieWeb is a type of right-libertarianism, because it lacks social equality, and without that it is just a focus on individual freedom.

      Een vreemd uitgangspunt. Volgens mij is het indieweb juist gericht op sociale gelijkheid.