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Angèle makes fun of the social networks in her latest music video
This new video for her track « La Thune » talk about the links between money and social networks, especially among musicians: « you can quickly do things unethical to make money. As in music by the way, by making shit you can easily make money, it’s something that scares me a lot – it’s by thinking about that particular that I wrote this song. » The title that dissects the perverse side of the race to likes, and self-obsession.
netcritique  music  videos  blog-posts  socialmedia 
3 days ago by mikael
A Handmade Web
In today's highly commercialised web of multinational corporations, proprietary applications, read-only devices, search algorithms, Content Management Systems, WYSIWYG editors, and digital publishers it becomes an increasingly radical act to hand-code and self-publish experimental web art and writing projects. The more proprietary, predatory, and puerile a place the web becomes, the more committed I am to using it in poetic and intransigent ways.

— J. R. Carpenter, March 2015.
netcritique  internet  blog-posts  homepages  quotes 
6 days ago by mikael
Organization after Social Media
Organized networks are an alternative to the social media logic of weak links and their secretive economy of data mining. They put an end to freestyle friends, seeking forms of empowerment beyond the brief moment of joyful networking. This speculative manual calls for nothing less than social technologies based on enduring time. Analyzing contemporary practices of organization through networks as new institutional forms, organized networks provide an alternative to political parties, trade unions, NGOs, and traditional social movements. Dominant social media deliver remarkably little to advance decision-making within digital communication infrastructures. The world cries for action, not likes.
blog-posts  socialmedia  books  netcritique 
7 days ago by mikael
I left Mastodon yesterday
Or, the Unfortunately Long Story of Another Badly-Managed Open Source Project that Pushes People Away.
blog-posts  open-source  socialmedia  development 
16 days ago by mikael
Custodians
platforms have taken “custody” of the Internet: Content moderation at the major platforms matters because those platforms have achieved such prominence in the intervening years.As I was writing the book, one news item in 2015 stuck with me: in a survey on people’s new media use, more people said that they used Facebook than said they used the Internet. Facebook, which by then had become one of the most popular online destinations in the world and had expanded to the mobile environment, did not “seem” like the Internet anymore. Rather than being part of the Internet, it had somehow surpassed it. This was not true, of course; Facebook and the other major platforms had in fact woven themselves deeper into the Internet, by distributing cookies, offering secure login mechanisms for other sites and platforms, expanding advertising networks, collecting reams of user data from third-party sites, and even exploring Internet architecture projects. In both the perception of users and in material ways, Facebook and the major social media platforms have taken “custody” of the Internet. This should change our calculus as to whether platform moderation is or is not “censorship,” and the responsibilities of platforms bear when they decide what to remove and who to exclude.
books  netcritique  internet  facebook  socialmedia  blog-posts 
17 days ago by mikael
Precise control over responsive typography
font-size: calc( 12px + (24 - 12) * ( (100vw - 400px) / ( 800 - 400) ));

Note: In the example above, 12px is the minimum font-size and 24px is the maximum. 400px is the start of the viewport range and 800px is where it should stop scaling. The inclusion or absence of the units after each value is important.
typography  responsive  webdev  blog-posts  tutorials 
4 weeks ago by mikael

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