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Why I Unfollowed You on Instagram — Medium
"I use Facebook to keep a network of people I actually know IRL. There’s real utility to this network and the smaller it is the more useful it can be. This is where I post things that are personal and things that people who know me would appreciate but are not meant for “public”."
social  web 
4 days ago by warrenellis
Why Instagram should be part of every business
"Instagram is a community that thrives on inspiring content.  The platform currently has 50 times the engagement rate over Facebook with Instagram users being the most invested and engaged in content across all social media channels. Instagram has more than 300 million monthly active users who spend an average of 257 minutes a month on the platform."
june 2015 by warrenellis
Gawker Media Votes To Unionize
"As stewards of your own future at Gawker Media, it’s important to have a full understanding of the business strategy (or lack thereof) of Kinja. The theory, as it has mutated, goes something like this: Facebook and other social platforms (but mostly Facebook) have taken away the power of the “destination” publication. Buzzfeed, having noted this a few years back, has built a stateless organization that attempts to optimize the delivery of its traffic wherever the audience may be: on Facebook, on YouTube, on YouTube on Facebook. Gawker, feeling threatened by Facebook, attempted to build another Facebook. (Oops!) A noble goal, vis a vis the loss of independence or influence a media organization has over its own audience, but one that—even with a brilliant design and flawless technical execution—had a slim chance of success to begin with."
june 2015 by warrenellis
What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads
"Here are our results: 

Page Likes – $0.57 per like
Clicks to the Buffer for Business landing page – $4.01 per click
Boosted post – $6.35 per additional 1,000 people reached
When we view this in terms of how much $5 per day will buy you, these are the numbers:

Page Likes – 9 likes per day
Clicks to the Buffer homepage – 1 per day
Boosted post – 787 new people reached"
may 2015 by warrenellis
dennis cooper's haunted html novel - bookforum.com / miscellany
"Dennis Cooper's latest book, Zac’s Haunted House, was released online in mid-January by the Paris-based small press and label Kiddiepunk. Dubbed an “html novel” and offered as a free download, it consists of seven html files, each of which expands into a long, vertical scroll of animated gifs. You could call Zac’s Haunted House many things: net art, a glorified Tumblr, a visual novel, a mood board, or a dark night of the Internet's soul. It has just a few words—the chapter titles and a few subtitles embedded in some of the gifs—but it still very clearly belongs to Cooper’s own haunted oeuvre, capable of evoking powerful and gnarled emotions."
books  web 
april 2015 by warrenellis
Bot Benediction, 2015 - Features - Source: An OpenNews project
"The metaphors are numerous—bots are homunculi, bots are witches’ familiars, bots are daemons. And yes, the bots were inside us all along, and ultimately we make ourselves into Twitter bots in order to live. But really. Twitter bots are the imaginary friends that I love and cherish as much as the real-person relationships I’ve formed on Twitter (both with people and with other creatures with alleged human operators, whose true identities are best left unknown). They notice things we might not notice."
hauntology  web  tech 
april 2015 by warrenellis
The Grid
"The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it - videos, images, text, urls and more - and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you."
march 2015 by warrenellis
The Collection and the Cloud – The New Inquiry
"The concept of a “dark age” implies that there is a singular body of canonical knowledge worth preserving, evoking an idea of erasure from history that’s familiar to anyone else besides a distinguished white man accustomed to historical centrality. For everyone else, erasure from history is political struggle. Even today, women, people of color, transgender and disabled people, sex workers, care workers are all struggling to have their stories told and represented fairly. Any discussion of internet archiving has to, at some point, confront this problem: How do we talk about the politics of cultural records? If we cannot preserve everything, who defines what is worth saving?"
pol  tech  web  history  social 
march 2015 by warrenellis
Wildcard and WordPress + Subtraction.com
"a new Wildcard plugin for WordPress that effectively publishes the content of your WordPress blog into our native iOS app. "
web  wordpress  blogging  ios 
january 2015 by warrenellis
Rhizome | Perpetual Provisional Selves: A conversation about authenticity and social media
"Is there a presumption of Facebook innocence—a benefit of the doubt given to any particular user that they are using Facebook in good faith and aren't trying to somehow trick audiences, or sell them something? Or does the fact that Facebook demands that one perform oneself so explicitly make such presumption of innocence impossible?"
web  social 
december 2014 by warrenellis
Twitter drops Google Glass, app no longer available - SlashGear
"The bad news isn’t that Twitter addicts will go wanting for heads-up tweets. The really unfortunate bit of info here is that Twitter just plain dropped Google Glass. Cold."
tech  comms  web  net 
october 2014 by warrenellis
Tilde.Club: I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds — The Message — Medium
"This is the story of an accidental network of hundreds of people all sort of working towards a vague common goal on a ridiculous project that did not exist a week ago."

No, I'm not a member.
october 2014 by warrenellis
"Let's face it, you wouldn't use an @yahoo email address, so why would you host your blog with them? With Cilantro, you can import your tumblr into Evernote and really own your content." Linkblogging service.
september 2014 by warrenellis
My Day on the Emoji-Only Social Network, Translated (I Think)
"Emojli's future is a dark one, filled with nothing but loneliness and poop."
web  comms 
september 2014 by warrenellis
Stream of Ditto Matches
"To get a sense of how the system works in real-time, you can view a live stream of images sourced from the web being scanned for brands on Ditto’s website. As images fly across the screen, the algorithm singles out any brand logos and human faces. The images are paired with information like the user’s handle and click through to their personal accounts…."
algo  brands  web  surveillance 
august 2014 by warrenellis
The Silence of the Masses Could Be Social Media – The New Inquiry
"It’s hard to tell through his multiple layers of irony, but it seems that Baudrillard thought this “implosion” process had the potential to short-circuit the imposition of power as it made the social disappear. It manifests a refusal to participate in the flexible ways control is administered not through repression but through encouraging expression, and letting people build their own jails. The more you say and interact and connect, the better you can be modeled, and the more your reality can be seamlessly shaped around you, so that control is experienced as freedom within the circumscribed matrix."
web  social 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Why The Demise Of Justin.tv Marks The End Of The Bedroom Vlog - ReadWrite
"The end of Justin.tv may be the final nail in the coffin of the bedroom vlog. Now that the vlog has helped make online video legitimate as a media source, only highly produced videos are going to make the cut."
august 2014 by warrenellis
BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - NOW THEN
"If you are an American politician today, as well as an entourage you also have a new, modern addition. You have what's called a "digital tracker". They follow you everywhere with a high-definition video camera, and they are employed by the people who want to destroy your political career."
pol  media  surveillance  web 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Google to Block Some Indie Labels from YouTube
"While it seems the majors are already signed up, as are many indies, there’s still a significant chunk that haven’t signed on the dotted line – YouTube claims to have on-boarded 90 percent of the music industry. Ultimately, this could see the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Adele removed from the free YouTube incarnation “in a matter of days” following the launch of the new service."
june 2014 by warrenellis
Dash Dashboards - Free Online Dashboard Software
"Create beautiful dashboards with a few clicks."
may 2014 by warrenellis
Amazon Makes it Easier to Add Books to Goodreads
Users in the US, Canada and Australia will be able to add both print books and Kindle books to their shelves automatically.
books  web 
april 2014 by warrenellis
TunesToTube - Upload an MP3 to YouTube in HD
What does TunesToTube do?

It lets you upload an MP3 to YouTube. You upload an MP3 and an image to the TunesToTube server - it will combine them and create an HD video.
music  services  web 
february 2014 by warrenellis
The New New Naturalism in the Era of 'Processed' Relationships - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
individuals unplugging is not actually an answer to the biggest technological problems of our time
july 2013 by warrenellis
Immersion: a people-centric view of your email life
ust like a cubist painting, Immersion presents users with a number of different perspectives of their email data.
july 2013 by warrenellis
The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3
The Conversation Prism is a visual map of the social media landscape
web  social  net  dataviz 
july 2013 by warrenellis
Quietweet - A Simpler Twitter Reader
"Quietweet is a read-only twitter client, which ignores all tweets containing @s, #s or links."
april 2013 by warrenellis
The new DIY | Dazed Digital
"How Tumblr and Instagram are fuelling a new generation of online-only streetwear upstarts"
fashion  brands  marketing  web  net 
april 2013 by warrenellis
Facebook Admits Critical Bugs Caused Page Reach To Be Misreported For Months | TechCrunch
"Eventually, Facebook started getting bug reports and questions from clients and sales people about discrepancies in Page Insights. A few weeks ago, it decided to do an audit of Page Insights. A few hours later it discovered the bugs."
february 2013 by warrenellis
Inky-Linky – Roo Reynolds
"Inky-Linky makes web pages 100% more useful and irritating when printed. It’s a bookmarklet that adds a QR code to the margins for each external link in the page."
web  papernet  comms 
october 2012 by warrenellis
Flambient is a Chrome extension that adds a button to Flickr's Photo & All Sizes pages that lets you add the "pxl" image effect.
web  newaesthetic 
july 2012 by warrenellis
Why You Can’t Escape Social Media Marketing Any More
If you're using HootSuite, you now have access to post to photo-sharing app Instagram, presentation-focused SlideShare, document-focused edocr, and engagement app Zuum.
social  web 
july 2012 by warrenellis
Pinterest: The Next Social Frontier for Music
Just as early-adopter bands and artists flocked to Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, some are experimenting with visual bookmarking on Pinterest. Conventions are emerging as those brave enough to dive in head-first experiment with different approaches. 
social  web 
july 2012 by warrenellis
Google Chrome heading to iPhone, analysts predict
"The same is true of mobile devices, and White said Macquarie believes Google currently pays 50 percent to 60 percent of revenue made from searches on the mobile version of Safari. That could be a lot of money Google has to share with its rival, and if Apple were to ever dump Google for Bing, that would be a lot of lost money. Therefore, White said Google will make the preemptive step to move users from Safari to Chrome and keep more of that search revenue. "
may 2012 by warrenellis
3 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to Learn Markdown
i need to learn this, because I also need to learn the screenwriting variant Fountain.
web  wordprocessing  software 
april 2012 by warrenellis
On This Whole “Web Is Dead” Meme | John Battelle's Search Blog
"No one site on the web is any more or less accessible than any other site. If it’s on the web, you can find it and visit it. This is a corollary of “no gatekeepers,” but again, it bears elucidation. In current versions of AppWorld, finding anything is a challenge, and the winners are almost always those who get special treatment in a gatekeeper’s storefront."
february 2012 by warrenellis
russell davies: talking on the radio / the internet with things
"It reminds me of a thing I saw in a coffee shop a while ago. A little plastic thing, a bit like an ice-cream spoon. I couldn't work out what it might be for. And then I realised that it's to go into the hole in the coffee cup lids to stop the coffee spilling out. That feels a bit like the technological moment we're in with the social web. Were fiddling around at the edges of mostly solved problems."
web  comms  unsure+about+this+but+interesting 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Paper Bits
I was showing off some of my designs at a recent Makerbot user group meeting, and I wished I had tags for them with QR codes and some other relevant data. This bookmarklet will generate such tags.
web  qr  papernet 
may 2011 by warrenellis
Keepsy Taps Instagram For Fast, Easy, Awesome Photo Books
"“Instant Albums” hooks into your Instagram pictures via their API and in seconds build you a complete photo album. Once you give them your Instagram credentials, Keepsy pulls in what it considers to be your 35 (or so) best pictures and organizes them for you into this book."
web  pod 
april 2011 by warrenellis
Think Quarterly: Google Launches Its Own Online Magazine — NewsGrange
"We hear a lot about Google’s relationship with publishers, but this week the search giant also quietly launched its own online publication based in the UK."
magazine  web 
march 2011 by warrenellis
The Social Printshop Introduces An Instagram Trio: Prinstagram, Instagrid, and Instawar
"It’s only been a few weeks since social photo-sharing app Instagram released its API, but developers are trying their hand at it and coming out with new photo-linked services. Today, the Social Printshop is releasing not one, but three Instagram apps: Prinstagram, Instagrid, and Instawar."
march 2011 by warrenellis
Gawker Media traffic down 25 percent since redesign - Yahoo! News
"Denton acknowledged that his numbers have in fact suffered due to the makeover, which abandoned the standard reverse-chronological scroll of blogs for a more traditional layout in which a single story dominates the homepage."
blogs  web  design 
march 2011 by warrenellis
CREDO the series
"An original occult thriller webseries being independently produced in Colchester Essex. Created by Will Wright and written by Tobias Bowman. To be cast and crewed locally, soundtrack by local artists. This blog will be a diary of the the production."
video  tv  web 
march 2011 by warrenellis
Hyper Alerts - The best way to get email alerts
"Hyper Alerts is a feature for everybody who wants email reports of posts and comments on a Facebook Page. You don’t have to be an administrator of the page to get our email alerts, and you can have as many subscriptions as you want. You can get the alerts within minutes, or a digest every hour, day, week or month."
february 2011 by warrenellis
Ghost, Blogging - Fimoculous.com
"It's funny to be talking about blogging -- which for its entire lifespan has been dismissed broadly for being superficial and narcissistic -- as being a besieged outpost of well-developed, thoughtful writing, but I think that's exactly what's happening. It's no one's "fault" -- it's just the natural evolution of popular content production and consumption towards the most frictionless state: from books to periodicals to personal websites to blogs to Twitter to the Like button. When a medium comes along that's easier than clicking the Like button -- maybe thinking you Like something -- you can be sure everyone will speculate about and then bemoan its death before moving on."
writing  web 
february 2011 by warrenellis
2,000 New Archaeological Sites Found Using Google Earth
"In a number of places, places rich in history and therefor rich in latent archaeological information, it is too hard to dig. Either the politics, terrain or the need to budget makes even educated guesswork prohibitive. But now, an Australian archaeologist has found almost 2,000 new sites in Saudi Arabia using a program that takes less than a minute to download: Google Earth."
history  web 
february 2011 by warrenellis
Myousic: an HTML5-powered jukebox in your browser
"Built to take advantage of HTML5′s <audio> tag and local storage capabilities, Myousic.me allows you to search for streamable music from across the web and save tracks that you like to a playlist that’s saved for future use whenever you come back to the app."
web  audio 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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