The Bullshit Web — Pixel Envy


249 bookmarks. First posted by diplix 11 weeks ago.


on bullshit and the web
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5 weeks ago by jshwlkr
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my…
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6 weeks ago by mawif
So, with an internet connection faster than I could have thought possible in the late 1990s, what’s the score now? A story at the Hill took over nine seconds to load; at Politico, seventeen seconds; at CNN, over thirty seconds. This is the bullshit web.
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7 weeks ago by spaceninja
RT : The bullshit web, , is why the proxy, , can't always do what you expect.
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9 weeks ago by mshook
So that’s the tip of the bullshit web. You know how building wider roads doesn’t improve commute times, as it simply encourages people to drive more? It’s that, but with bytes and bandwidth instead of cars and lanes.
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9 weeks ago by Gwendoux
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my…
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10 weeks ago by johnrclark
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10 weeks ago by habi
The Bullshit Web
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The Bullshit Web My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day,…
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My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my…
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10 weeks ago by jacobpackert
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time.
10 weeks ago by pitiphong_p
The Bullshit Web — Pixel Envy
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10 weeks ago by jackysee
The average internet connection in the United States is about six times as fast as it was just ten years ago, but instead of making it faster to browse the same types of websites, we’re simply occupying that extra bandwidth with more stuff. Some of this stuff is amazing: in 2006, Apple added movies to the iTunes Store that were 640 × 480 pixels, but you can now stream movies in HD resolution and (pretend) 4K. These much higher speeds also allow us to see more detailed photos, and that’s very nice.

But a lot of the stuff we’re seeing is a pile-up of garbage on seemingly every major website that does nothing to make visitors happier — if anything, much of this stuff is deeply irritating and morally indefensible.
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10 weeks ago by leolaporte
The Bullshit Web - Pixel Envy Deep. Read along with David Graeber's Bullshit Jobs.
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10 weeks ago by tellio
Must-read: "The Bullshit Web" —
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10 weeks ago by WimLeers
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time.
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10 weeks ago by travellersam
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my…
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10 weeks ago by flobosg
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time. I remember webpages loading slowly: ten […]
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10 weeks ago by iandick
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time. I remember webpages loading slowly: ten […]
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10 weeks ago by stefp
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time.
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10 weeks ago by kogakure
via Pocket - The Bullshit Web - Added August 02, 2018 at 07:07AM
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10 weeks ago by BastiRe
You know how building wider roads doesn’t improve commute times, as it simply encourages people to drive more? It’s that, but with bytes and bandwidth instead of cars and lanes.
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10 weeks ago by mirthe
My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time. I remember webpages loading slowly: ten […]
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10 weeks ago by jellis
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10 weeks ago by jonathan
So, with an internet connection faster than I could have thought possible in the late 1990s, what’s the score now? A story at the Hill took over nine seconds to load; at Politico, seventeen seconds; at CNN, over thirty seconds. This is the bullshit web.
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11 weeks ago by mookieproof
RT : Death to the Bullshit Web:

Jeg kunne ikke være mere enig!
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11 weeks ago by jenspoder
The Bullshit Web, by
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11 weeks ago by kartik
The Bullshit Web My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my…
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