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The Moat Map – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
A subtext to last week’s article, Tech’s Two Philosophies, was the idea that there is a difference between Aggregators and Platforms; this was the key section:
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5 days ago by paulgreer
Scripting News: The Internet is going the wrong way
Click a link in a web browser, it should open a web page, not try to open an app which you may not have installed. This is what Apple does with podcasts and now news.#
link  webtech 
9 days ago by paulgreer
Buttondown
I've been writing newsletters for years but struggled with the friction and unpleasantries of other tools.

Each time I wanted to send out a new email, I had to do so much stuff:
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11 days ago by paulgreer
WhatsApp founder plans to leave after broad clashes with parent Facebook
The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption, according to people familiar with internal discussions.
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21 days ago by paulgreer
subfont - npm
Subset web fonts to reduce loading time
webtech  css  typography 
4 weeks ago by jks
Font style matcher
Choose fallback font parameters
webtech  css  typography 
4 weeks ago by jks
Blogging is most certainly not dead
A few weeks ago, I asked the readers of the Noticing newsletter to send in links to their blogs and newsletters (or to their favorite blogs and newsletters written by others). And boy, did they! I pared the submissions list down to a representative sample and sent it out as last week’s newsletter. Here’s a smaller excerpt of that list…you can find the whole thing here.
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5 weeks ago by paulgreer
Scripting News: Where we're at with Facebook
Here is my summary of what I've been writing on my blog for the last few weeks while the CA/FB controversy was brewing.
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5 weeks ago by paulgreer
Maria Popova on Evergreen Ideas and Rethinking the Meaning of Content
To create work that touches people’s lives in ten, a hundred, or a thousand years from now is both a humbling and unexpected reward of one’s effort. But we do not determine whether something is timeless or not; we simply create from the heart, telling the truth about what we see and why it matters, and we ship. You might not be around for the praise, but the choice to be present while enjoying the process is available daily.
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6 weeks ago by paulgreer
Choice: Break up Facebook – or Take It Into Public Ownership? I Am Not Kidding
Facebook let a firm called GSR scrape 50 million user profiles and sell the data to another firm, Cambridge Analytica, whose express purpose was to manipulate electoral behaviour in favour of Donald Trump. That’s the one-paragraph summary of a story that will unfold with increasing complexity this week.
webtech  link 
9 weeks ago by paulgreer
Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent 'weaponised' web | Technology | The Guardian
“What was once a rich selection of blogs and websites has been compressed under the powerful weight of a few dominant platforms,”
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10 weeks ago by paulgreer
Automation and the use of multiple accounts
Keeping Twitter safe and free from spam is a top priority for us. One of the most common spam violations we see is the use of multiple accounts and the Twitter developer platform to attempt to artificially amplify or inflate the prominence of certain Tweets. To be clear: Twitter prohibits any attempt to use automation for the purposes of posting or disseminating spam, and such behavior may result in enforcement action.
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12 weeks ago by paulgreer
Embedding a Tweet Can be Copyright Infringement, Court Rules
“Nowadays it’s fairly common for blogs and news sites to embed content posted by third parties, ranging from YouTube videos to tweets.

Although these publications don’t host the content themselves, they can be held liable for copyright infringement, a New York federal court has ruled.”
webtech  twt 
february 2018 by paulgreer

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