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“Link In Bio” is a slow knife
"...killing off links is a strategy. It may be presented as a cost-saving measure, or as a way of reducing the sharing of untrusted links. But it is a strategy, designed to keep people from the open web, the place where they can control how, and whether, someone makes money off of an audience. The web is where we can make sites that don’t abuse data in the ways that Facebook properties do.

Links take us to places where we can make choices that Instagram never would."

It never ceases to infuriate me that links on Instagram just don't work. "Link in bio" drives me spare, and worst of all, it is never the fault of the people resorting to it. This is good stuff from Anil Dash.
internet  instagram  links  hypertext  walledgardens 
6 weeks ago by infovore
russell davies: hyperland
"If / when telly people complain that their industry was blind-sided by the internet/interactivity I think it might be fair to point out that this was made in 1990. And that it was shown - ON THE TELLY. Or would that be mean?" Douglas Adams' documentary "Hyperland", a crash course in hypertext written and shown pre-the-web.
douglasadams  tv  documentary  hypertext  hypermedia 
october 2009 by infovore
Creating ‘The (Former) General’ | Mssv
"It's not quite a game, and while it does have branching, it doesn't allow the reader to affect the outcome of story - only their own experience of it." Adrian Hon on writing something better than Choose-Your-Own-Adventure. Some lovely visible thinking.
books  writing  storytelling  sixtostart  games  play  literature  hypertext  hyperfiction  fiction 
may 2008 by infovore
'my body' - a Wunderkammer & (Shelly Jackson)
As mentioned on, I think, Metafilter. Lovely, old-fashioned, hypertext writing.
writing  art  hypertext  body 
august 2007 by infovore

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