Items tagged internet

The Age of the Grift Shift

Tags: internet, ethics

Death Spiral of Hollywood Monopolies

Too big to fail? Not so fast. A showrunner's cautionary memo

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Some blogging myths

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Puritanism took over online fandom — and then came for the rest of the internet

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Building the Micro Mirror Free Software CDN

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Pornhub Blocks All of Utah From Its Site

People in Utah who visit Pornhub will now be greeted by adult performer Cherie DeVille asking them to tell their representatives to change their age verification law.

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The dance of the naked emperors

About scientific article publishing and peer review in the internet era.

Tags: internet, science, publishing, ethics

Stop Talking to Each Other and Start Buying Things: Three Decades of Survival in the Desert of Social Media

I bet you're wondering how we got here...

Tags: internet, business, ethics

Lessons from DeviantArt’s AI Debacle

Tags: internet, art, robots

The Lesson of Elon Musk’s Twitter? Everything the Far Right Touches Dies.

What Happens When You Give the Keys to the Town Square to the Lunatics?

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Why we're leaving the cloud

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Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline

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New direction for this linklog

It might not be obvious from the recent flurry of activity, but I have new plans for this page. For one thing, I've installed Shaarli again (click through to see) for use as a buffer from now on. Makes adding links so much easier. Second, no more trying to balance links between the linklog and static directory pages. Clinklog is made to manage timestamped links, so I'm going to try and migrate all of them this way. To keep things under control, the idea is to be more aggressive about cleaning up. Hope you'll find this more useful going forward, assuming of course it works out at all. Cheers.

Tags: internet, updates

No Sex for You

Life in the metaverse will be tacky, prudish, and dull

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How ironic that now I know exactly how to make a good blogging-oriented SSG but don't need one anymore. Oh well, the time will come again.

Tags: internet, programming, updates

Turns out my new journal page is already very popular just a couple of days after coming online. Best decision ever.

On a related note, I got around to mentioning this linklog on my homepage. Let's see if anyone notices.

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“Magic links” can end up in Bing search results — rendering them useless.

Tags: internet, security

Some people talk about digital gardens, linklogs and personal wikis. About how to bring back the Geocities-era web without the baggage. Other people instead speak of profiles, feeds and mentions. Choose wisely.

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“Destruction of digital privacy of correspondence”: lawsuit filed against chat control

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How proprietary social-medias are shaping the future of Pepper&Carrot

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“I bought a one-way ticket”: Inside Russia’s sudden tech exodus

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Wartime Is a Bad Time To Mess With the Internet

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Analyzing Every Second of the Classic Dial-Up Modem Sound

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No user accounts, by design

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Why I Broke Up with Firefox

Mozilla’s decision to allow people to donate to them in cryptocurrency really turned me off.

Tags: internet, business, climate

Netflix Lost $50 Billion in Value Overnight

Wall Street is freaking out about the streaming giant’s growth prospects

Tags: internet, movies, business

DSA: EU Parliament Vote Ensures a Free Internet, But a Final Regulation Must Add Stronger Privacy Protections

Tags: europe, internet, law

Media Websites: 70% of the Carbon Footprint Caused by Ads and Stats

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Remembering Aaron Swartz, who died on this day, a victim of the copyright system

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Who runs the internet? Furries

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The Internet is Held Together With Spit & Baling Wire

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UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Germany’s NetzDG for Letting Social Media Platforms Police Online Speech

Then again, this is Germany we're talking about. You know, where anyone who publishes one word online has to display their name and address for everyone to see. In other words, to self-doxx. Welcome to European democracy.

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Online anonymity: study found ‘stable pseudonyms’ created a more civil environment than real user names

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Come to think of it, microformats are invisible metadata (exactly what they claim not to be), and putting them inline only makes them harder to extract, not to mention a mess.

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Black cosplayers are tired of being told who they can and can’t portray

Tags: internet, media, representation

Firefox Now Sends Your Address Bar Keystrokes to Mozilla

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.io considered harmful

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Turns out b2evolution is now a complete social networking app, and looks really nice. Large, but clear and easy to figure out. Edit: also fast. Too bad it's basically abandoned.

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Just completed my periodic survey of the flat-file CMS market. FlatPress is a decent option I missed so far. Kind of dusty and creaky, but usable. Bludit is still unbeatable.

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What is money, really? And why Bitcoin is not the answer (even if blockchain is brilliant & potentially helpful in democratising money)

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Age Verification In The Online Safety Bill

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Why I no longer trust Github

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(awesome Tumblr rant about Americans on the internet)

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How Replit used legal threats to kill my open-source project

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Meet the people fighting to keep a language alive online

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Over 700,000 paintings from the Rijksmuseum online copyright free

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‘No longer acceptable’ for platforms to take key decisions alone, EU Commission says

This is terrifying. Now they speak up? When marginalized people are silenced online, where's the outrage from politicians?

Old farts, get your hands off the internet already.

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RIAA’s YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub’s CEO

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Google to stop showing news snippets for French users

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Terminating Service for 8Chan

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US demands social media details from visa applicants

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Uh-oh .io: Question mark hangs over trendy tech startup domains as UN condemns British empire hangover

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Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Passed Away

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Scary legalese and the content clause: Don’t be afraid of the license grant!

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Nothing Fails Like Success

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Endlessh: an SSH Tarpit

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This Man Bought a Far-Right Group’s Domain and Made a Furry Dating Site

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Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl

Meet Maggie Goldenberger, who helplessly watched an Internet meme spawn from her awkward adolescent photo. Except, maybe the “Gersberms” girl never existed the way we thought she did?

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Web host gives FCC a 28.8Kbps slow lane in net neutrality protest

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Infographic: 4 Ways the Internet is Making Kids Smarter

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Hamlet is Banned

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Second International Cat Video Festival coming to Oakland CA

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You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did

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Sorry, publishing that information is illegal in France – even more so if you publish it electronically

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How the internet is kickstarting a teen poetry revolution

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Reconstructing the Chelyabinsk meteor’s path, with Google Earth, YouTube and high-school math

Tags: space, science, history, internet

The School-Less Revolution: Free Online Courses Being Considered For College Credit

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