Birdcage liners – Joel on Software


76 bookmarks. First posted by assaf 6 days ago.


My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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20 hours ago by poritsky
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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yesterday by mathewi
why quit twitter Facebook
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yesterday by karthik
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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yesterday by nsfmc
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My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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yesterday by patrick
"In a world where the tech industry was cranking out millions of dumb little social applications, this one happens to limit messages to 140 characters and that happens to create, unintentionally, a subtlety-free indignation machine, which is addictive as heck, so this is the one that survives and thrives and becomes a huge new engine of polarization and anger." via Instapaper https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2018/01/12/birdcage-liners/
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2 days ago by robknight
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I can’t tell you how much happier I am without them. Am I the only one that hated reading feeds? Do they make everybody unhappy? And if they make people unhappy why are they so popular? via Pocket
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2 days ago by myankelovich
personal account of walking away from social media from software designer Joel Spolsky
nice-thinking  social-media 
2 days ago by mozzarella
RT : Birdcage liners - why gave up twitter and facebook -
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3 days ago by windley
Birdcage liners | My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry… | http://ift.tt/2D35gzf | via Instapaper and IFTTT
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3 days ago by habi
Rather than providing a constant stream of satisfying news and engagement with friends, Facebook’s algorithm had learned to give me a bunch of junk I didn’t need to hear, and only gave me intermittent rewards through the occasional useful nugget of information about friends. Once in a blue moon I would hear about a friend’s accomplishment or I would find out that someone I like is going to be in town. The rest of the time I would just get the kind of garbage newspaper clippings circulated by someone who had too much coffee and is misattributing the kick from the caffeine to something they just read online and now MUST share IMMEDIATELY with EVERYONE because this news story about something that happened to a baby bear is SOOOOO important to THE ENTIRE WORLD.
twitter  facebook 
3 days ago by craniac
Engagement === Addiction
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3 days ago by jackysee
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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3 days ago by Talbenisty

Both Twitter and Facebook’s selfish algorithms, optimized solely for increasing the number of hours I spend on their services, are kind of destroying civil society at the same time. Researchers also discovered that the algorithms served to divide up the world into partisan groups. So even though I was following hundreds of people on social networks, I noticed that the political pieces which I saw were nevertheless directionally aligned with my own political beliefs. But to be honest they were much… shriller. Every day the Twitter told me about something that The Other Side did that was Outrageous and Awful (or, at least, this was reported), and everyone was screeching in sync and self-organizing in a lynch mob, and I would have to click LIKE or RETWEET just to feel like I had done something about it, but I hadn’t actually done anything about it. I had just slacktivated.

What is the lesson? The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future.
facebook  twitter  social  design  software  MachineLearning  culture  technology  SiliconValley 
3 days ago by jefframnani
Worried about being shamed as a dog hater, gives up Twitter: << pls read the whole…
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3 days ago by topgold
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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4 days ago by ecandino
Birdcage liners - “The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future.” https://t.co/tX1Vheatd8
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4 days ago by bytebot
The analogies used by Spolsky to describe the excrement that Facebook has become is pretty killer!
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4 days ago by gopy
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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4 days ago by breau
“The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future.”
software  design  facebook  socialnetworking  internet  twitter  ethics 
5 days ago by leereamsnyder
Now more than ever: giving up Facebook and Twitter for the New Year. (Admittedly there's some irony to posting this on Facebook and Twitter.)
5 days ago by leolaporte
Birdcage liners - Joel on Software
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5 days ago by Koppacetic
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I can’t tell you how much happier I am without them. Am I the only one that hated reading feeds? Do they make everybody unhappy? And if they make people unhappy why are they so popular?
Archive 
5 days ago by matus.tomlein
Moving away from social media and the responsibilities of software developers
society  socialmedia 
5 days ago by raygrasso
Favorite tweet:

"What is the lesson? The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future." https://t.co/APVBln2p3L

— Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) January 12, 2018
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5 days ago by chetan
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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5 days ago by bling
By the time you get off the plane in Africa you’re on the international pariah list and your @replies are full of people accusing you of throwing puppies out of moving cars for profit. They had a big ol’ growth team that was trying different experiments and a raw algorithm that was deciding what to show everybody and the only thing it cared about was getting you to come back constantly. The rest of the time I would just get the kind of garbage newspaper clippings circulated by someone who had too much coffee and is misattributing the kick from the caffeine to something they just read online and now MUST share IMMEDIATELY with EVERYONE because this news story about something that happened to a baby bear is SOOOOO important to THE ENTIRE WORLD. Both Twitter and Facebook’s selfish algorithms, optimized solely for increasing the number of hours I spend on their services, are kind of destroying civil society at the same time. Every day the Twitter told me about something that The Other Side did that was Outrageous and Awful (or, at least, this was reported), and everyone was screeching in sync and self-organizing in a lynch mob, and I would have to click LIKE or RETWEET just to feel like I had done something about it, but I hadn’t actually done anything about it.
5 days ago by sechilds
"What is the lesson? The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future."
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5 days ago by locuna
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5 days ago by stinkingpig
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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5 days ago by divigation
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook.
5 days ago by 80bower
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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5 days ago by stmontgomery
I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry because of politics, but even on non-political things, the feeds seemed like they were full of conflict and stress.

I can’t tell you how much happier I am without them. Am I the only one that hated reading feeds? Do they make everybody unhappy? And if they make people unhappy why are they so popular?
social  twitter  Facebook  addiction 
5 days ago by patrix
Birdcage liners - Joel on Software via thanks
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6 days ago by dzohrob
when you design software you design the future.
journalism  analytics 
6 days ago by robertocarroll
[Joel Spolsky](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Spolsky) weighs in on writing software with ethics and meaning.

> As software developers and designers, we have a responsibility to the world to think these things through carefully and design software that makes the world better, or, at least, no worse than it started out.

👏
6 days ago by thingles
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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6 days ago by Aetles
There's some interesting thought around this in tech circles - and companies h…
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6 days ago by cweinard
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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6 days ago by edmadrid
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry…
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6 days ago by dylan
RT : The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future.
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6 days ago by sarcas
The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future.
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6 days ago by ichthyos
The lesson here is that when you design software, you create the future.
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6 days ago by girma
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6 days ago by farley13
My new year’s resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook. But I did write a blog post.
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6 days ago by assaf