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wild monochrome newspaper style site
web  design 
december 2019 by warrenellis
online shop software
april 2019 by warrenellis
Exclusive: Snapchat weighs what was once unthinkable - permanent snaps | Reuters
- (I know literally one person who uses Snapchat now. I re-installed it to look at their Originals slate)
january 2019 by warrenellis
Year of the Meteor
"This is Robin Sloan’s workspace for 2019. The newsletter is the best way to follow along; it goes out every Sunday."
newsletters  web 
january 2019 by warrenellis
‘Work with Facebook or die’
"“Mark doesn’t care about publishers ...We will help you revitalise journalism... in a few years the ­reverse looks like I’ll be holding your hands with your dying ­business like in a hospice.”
media  web  culture 
august 2018 by warrenellis
RSS Readers Are Due for a Comeback: Feedly, The Old Reader, Inoreader | WIRED
((I've been on a combination of Feedbin and Reeder since Google Reader died))
rss  web 
march 2018 by warrenellis
Facebook announces that it has invented a new unit of time
- (launches a thousand hot takes about this most impressive power move - Facebook Branded Time)
web  weird 
january 2018 by warrenellis
Instagram tests new 'Type' feature for Stories and screenshot alerts
"Instagram is testing the ability to send a notification when someone takes a screenshot of your story."
web  apps 
january 2018 by warrenellis
OFFAL by offal
"OFFAL is an international collective of women laptop performers who devise performances involving multi-location collaborative improvisation. The group was formed in 2015 in response to research around gender in digital technology and laptop ensemble practice . As a non-hierarchical collective it aims to connect an international group of women engaged in electronic music by developing technological systems and organisational structures that facilitate collaboration. The group provides a platform for the creation and performance of new laptop music by women."
music  web 
february 2016 by warrenellis
Watch this hypnotic view of Earth from space over 24 hours
Glittering Blue is a beautiful, simple website that shows 24 hours of observations of Earth from the Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8 like you’ve never seen before.
space  web 
january 2016 by warrenellis
A team of Microsoft developers revived Windows Live Writer, then open sourced it
"Remember Windows Live Writer? It was one of the best desktop apps that nobody ever heard of. In short, it was a desktop app that allowed you to write locally, but publish to almost any blogging platform.

Microsoft killed the project in 2012, stopping development but still offering the app for download from its old location until now. Many of us were sad it disappeared, myself included, but a team of developers inside Microsoft decided to save it.

Fast-forward to 2015, and that group has re-released the original Windows Live Writer as an open-source project called Open Live Writer."
december 2015 by warrenellis
Twitter Wants You To Feel Bad - Cyborgology
"I’m a pretty self-conscious person generally; every time I write a post for Cyborgology I dutifully check the stats, who’s linking to it, what comments I’m getting. If a well-known person links to my essay, I’m overjoyed. If it’s a bust, I’m absolutely convinced that I should never write again. Once someone on Facebook linked to my Feels Bad Man essay and I couldn’t see the post—presumably it was private. It drove a large number of visitors to the essay. But not being able to see what people were saying drove me up a wall. Did they like it? Hate it? I had no way of knowing. And this is how Twitter analytics makes me feel. Feels bad man."
december 2015 by warrenellis
HUMAI - Human Resurrection Through Artificial Intelligence
Humai is an AI company with a mission to reinvent the afterlife. We want to bring you back to life after you die.

We’re using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioral patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out.

This data will be coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human. Using cloning technology, we will restore the brain as it matures.
mad  hoax  weird  web  ai 
november 2015 by warrenellis
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 
october 2015 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
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