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Why Is Infinite Scrolling Everywhere But Search Results? – Chris Thilk
Interesting point! The paginated results make people compete to be on page 1. With no page 1, there is less competition!
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
27 minutes ago
Facebook Wants To Be Your Message Board – Chris Thilk
I remember the time years ago when Facebook released Groups first. Not all brands made a Group. By the time most brands joined Facebook, there were Pages. When Facebook released Pages, everyone got confused between Groups and Pages. We had to convince people to create Pages, not Groups. So it's rather funny now that we are supposed to convince people to now create Groups and not Pages.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
19 hours ago
Abandoning the Cult of Medium – Chris Thilk
Kudos for you seeing Medium for what it is. So many of us want to chase the audience and the hot new platform. Your deep experience shows that these platforms are temporal.

Focus is one of the things I need to improve upon, so it pleases me that a writer I respect is taking the actions to focus his work. This inspires me.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
19 hours ago
Work of the Week: Icebound | The Art Institute of Chicago
"Never is nature more lovely than when it is snowing. Everything is so quiet and . . . all of nature is hushed into silence." Yes, indeed! One of my favorite Chicago memories is the Snowpocalypse 2011. No cars at all on the streets. Just people walking. Quietly. Enjoying the landscape of white snow.
commented  blogpost  artic 
4 days ago
What media companies own popular franchises now versus the 1980s? | Diverse Tech Geek
I’d love to watch some independently created animated cartoons on YouTube. Of course, I could just do a search, but do you have any recommendations? Perhaps this would make a handy blog post!
commented  blogpost  diversetechgeek 
5 days ago
"Conflicting Philosophies: Two Librarians and a Presidential Bibliophil" by Meg Miner
This case study explores how one personal interest of President Minor Myers, jr.—that of a life-long book collector—influenced the University’s library collections and its leaders. Myers arrived with a desire to make IWU a nationally recognized, Phi Beta Kappa–affiliated institution. As one tactic for achieving these goals, Myers actively engaged in library collection development through practices shaped by his methods of book collecting. Bulk acquisitions—through gifts-in-kind and lot purchases—and a prohibition on weeding aided in his pursuits. His vision for the library challenged the style of the first university librarian (UL) who resigned two years after Myers’ arrival. The actions of the second UL to serve under Myers demonstrate a successful method for librarians seeking support for professional initiatives who encounter administrators with strong opposing ideas.
iwu  minor  myers  library 
7 days ago
The Blockchain Art Market is Here — Artnome
I'm curious what you think about KodakCoin for digital photography (just launched today). Kodak is saying, "[it] not only allows photographers to license their work and get paid more quickly, it will search the internet for unauthorized use of images"
commented  blogpost  artnome 
7 days ago
Transit tokens as investment - Spudart
Eight percent was the return people expected from their investments. Bloomberg wrote an article debunking this myth
commented  blogpost  spudart 
7 days ago
What I Wrote in 2017 – Chris Thilk
Momma mia! You wrote 528 posts on ChrisThilk.com last year!?
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
11 days ago
Idea: Facebook-style comments – General Discussion and feedback – gVectors Team - Forum
Here's a product suggestion: on the index pages (like the category page, tag page, and homepage) it would be great show show the recent comments for each blog post. Sort of how like Facebook shows the two or three most recent comments right under the post. 

Currently, to see the comments, a user has to click on the individual blog post, and then scroll down. The interaction gets a bit buried. 

How do we get more interaction through comments? Bring them right up onto the homepage under each post. :) Facebook is really smart, they figured out this is a key way of increasing engagement on the posts on their site. It would be great to have this Facebook-like engagement on our own blogs. 
commented  forum  gvectors 
11 days ago
App Shopper: lire (Full-text RSS) (News)
This RSS reader app needs to show more articles in the index view. Three to four articles per screen is not enough for quick browsing.
commented  blogpost  appshopper 
19 days ago
Sharing My Editorial Calendar Template – Chris Thilk
Thank you so much for sharing this template! I really would love to see examples of this in use. However, you did go into a good amount of detail on each column, so that is very much appreciated.

Your insight about the hashtag variance for each platform is totally legit.

In the "messaging" column, how do you fit all the content for the blog platform into one cell? I'm assuming the entire contents didn't go into one cell, but instead you'd look at a link somewhere.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
19 days ago
What Illinois laws are taking effect January 1, 2018?
There are many important laws taking effect on January 1. And some that are amusing, like the addition of an apostrophe to a department name, "Department of Veterans Affairs to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs"
commented  blogpost  maureen  jouhet 
20 days ago
Creatives I’ve Supported in 2017 – Rebecca Rose Thering
What a cool idea to list all the creatives you've supported in 2017. Hmmm, after Christmas maybe I'll make a similar list. It'll be fun combing through Kickstarter, Patreon, Etsy, and eBay. Maybe I'll also include the blogs where I've commented and subscribed. Because leaving a comment is a great way of supporting others.

And thank you for the shout-out!
commented  blogpost  rebeccarosethering 
25 days ago
Relaxathon is on! | The Andersen Library Blog
All these activities from Relaxathon sounds like so much fun! I want to run my own Relaxathon in Chicago! On my agenda for tomorrow: 1) sleep in 2) watch youtube videos with interpretations of Last Jedi 3) mop the basement floor.

Yeah, the last one is not a Relaxathon event, but something I need to do.
commented  blogpost  uww  sarell  martin 
29 days ago
The Ramblings of a Chicagoan: Thoughts on The Last Jedi
When you are ready to talk spoilers, I'm game!

Interesting that you thought that this movie didn't feel like a Star Wars movie. A few thoughts maybe why you felt this way:
1) Not enough of a variety of worlds--but they were.
2) Not enough aliens. Almost all the main characters are humans. But the previous two movies (Rogue One and Force Awakens fell to the same predicament.)
3) Too much time in Ireland. This is related to thought 1 with the worlds. Maybe the Ireland world felt too much like Earth for you.
commented  blogpost  ramblingsofachicagoan 
29 days ago
Niagara Falls' first public art in years comes with hefty price, criticism - The Buffalo News
Maybe they can figure out how to allow the snow to permanently remain on the sculpture, thereby representing the white foam.
commented  blogpost  buffalonews 
4 weeks ago
CTA banking on extra Ventra cash - Chicago Tribune
I wonder if the CTA will still get this $500,000/year now that they are cancelling the debit card feature on the cards on December 18, 2017.
commented  article  chicagotribune  Jon  Hilkevitch 
5 weeks ago
Alderman Stalls One Chicago Square Towers :: Chicago Architecture
Stalled because of fear of traffic. Ironic. It's sad when cities cannot grow, because our number one priority is the automobile. Great cities do not depend on the automobile.
commented  blogpost  chicagoarchitecture 
5 weeks ago
The Chicago Real Estate Local: The next wave of development on Lawrence Avenue, Lincoln Square
For 13 years I lived in the apartment building next to the vacant lot by Roots Pizza. Thank you for these updates about one of my most favorite streets in the world, Lawrence Avenue. I miss it dearly.
commented  blogpost  ericrojasblog 
7 weeks ago
Study: Fortune 500 Gets Blogging Again – Chris Thilk
The increase of corporate blogs is very good news! Just when people thought blogs were dying, people are starting to see that there is value in hosting a blog on your own website. Hoorah!
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
7 weeks ago
Illinois has the single worst license plate in the country.
Asks the committee: would it be possible to take Lincoln’s silhouette and morph it into the Illinois state outline?
commented  blogpost  medium  luke  trayser  words  for  life 
8 weeks ago
Who is your MLB twin? - 57 hits
Another photo search yielded my top Chicago Cubs twin as Munenori Kawasaki! lol
commented  blogpost  57hits 
8 weeks ago
How people use Listen Notes? – Broadcast — The Official Listen Notes blog
One of the ways I use Listen Notes: I added a browser bookmark for a specific search on a topic I’m interested in. I’ll be checking this browser bookmark about once a week for any new podcasts covering this topic. (an RSS feed of the search results for specific search terms would be fantastic! For now I’ll manually check this browser bookmark)
commented  blogpost  listennotes 
9 weeks ago
Book Sale | The Andersen Library Blog
25-cent books on the 25th of the month! I'll take the entire cart, thank you.
commented  blogpost  uww 
9 weeks ago
2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball Checklist Details, Release Date, Box Info
The 2018 set will be known as the "water slide" set. Get your swimsuits on, kids! It's time to ride on down the logo water slide!
commented  blogpost  beckett  Ryan  Cracknell 
9 weeks ago
Dr. Formattinglove – This Writing Life – Medium
I really enjoy hearing your behind-the-scenes thoughts. I’ve been writing a lot less for the past couple years, because I know longer-form writing does better online. But I tend to be a 300-word writer. Even though I could take your approach and treat myself as the client, and write what works, I kinda just want to go back to my 300-word days.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
10 weeks ago
Color the Chicago Bean for Trader Joes - Spudart
I wonder if this Trader Joe's location would still accept colored printouts of this Chicago bean drawing.
commented  blogpost  spudart 
11 weeks ago
Why isn't there more cursing in DC and Marvel comics? | Diverse Tech Geek
In Transformers, one of the frequently-used slang swears is "slag." "Oh slag!"
commented  blogpost  diversetechgeek 
october 2017
Basketball's the most popular major US sport on social media | Diverse Tech Geek
Wow, the NBA really blows away the MLB on social media. MLB is by far my most favorite sport, so this is quite revealing to me. I just like the slower pace of baseball--which is against the grain of the popularity of other sports like the NBA.
commented  diversetechgeek  blogpost 
october 2017
The Ramblings of a Chicagoan: Four Formats
I really like how you do your podcast now, so I don't have any specific feedback. I wish I could give you some specifics, but yeah, experiment with these different techniques. It's always good to try new things and branch out, widen your spectrum.
commented  blogpost  ramblingsofachicagoan 
september 2017
Molly and Owen of General Electric move to ABB - Matt Maldre
BTW, I don't know if the Molly and Owen characters literally moved to ABB. I'm only using them metaphorically for that division of GE being sold.
commented  blogpost  mattmaldre 
september 2017
I Already Signed Up… – Chris Thilk
That's a sad day when publishers stop offering an RSS feed.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
september 2017
HABAKKUK CHAPTER 2 KJV
At the end of God's 19-verse reply in Habakkuk 2:20, it's like God is doing a mic drop.
commented  bibleverse  kingjamesbibleonline 
september 2017
Anthony's Notes is now Diverse Tech Geek | Diverse Tech Geek
As a follower of your blog for the past four years, I have to say that your new name is very fitting for the topics you cover.

Your explanation of why you dropped anthonynotes.com makes a lot of sense. This isn't a slice of life blog anymore, it's more of a topic blog.
commented  blogpost  diversetechgeek 
september 2017
Thoughts on Apple's iPhone X keynote | Diverse Tech Geek
As someone with ptosis in one eyelid, i wonder if the "eyes must be open" recognition will work for me. (one of my eyelids droops down)
commented  blogpost  diversetechgeek 
september 2017
six buses in one day - Spudart
These are some of the first photos I shot with an iPhone.
commented  blogpost  spudart 
september 2017
The difference between huh and uh - Spudart
Ten years later, I'm re-reading my own blog post, and I'm left thinking, "uh... huh"
commented  blogpost  spudart 
september 2017
Rock your dorm room! | The Andersen Library Blog
Sweet! Does the Cricut do custom shapes? Or maybe you have a collection of awesome pre-set shapes from the Cricut system.
commented  blogpost  uww 
september 2017
Those Moments I Wish I Had Asked for Advice or Help – Chris Thilk
Even though your blog post here is about asking for help, I want to turn the tables a bit and say that your writing has often helped me. Specifically to stay abreast of what's happening in the digital publishing world. Thank you.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
september 2017
Digital Identities & Digital Citizenship: Houston, We Have a Problem | the theoryblog
Your post here has clarified some issues I've had in my creative life for the past few years. I've found the quantity of my creative output decreasing more and more lately. I consume way too much, and create way too little. Whenever I have a new project and I create a new online account on, Twitter, Medium, or a Facebook Page, I get more concerned about how that profile looks. In other words, the identity that it portrays. Which is completely silly, because I'm not doing the very thing that needs to be done--create content.

And then once this identity (or brand) is established, I'll absorb myself in consuming. Today's online services are designed such that we consume and consume, and there is no stop to consuming. On Facebook, there is an endless scroll--"Sure! I'll click and read more."

Liking content makes it way to easy to simply click a button instead of leaving a comment. These services put people in a box and confine them to view more and bring more ad dollars.

So back to how your post clarified some issues in my creative life. I've absorbed myself into these screens/boxes way too much, and not enough in the real space of simply creating.

(on a side-note, I discovered your blog by visiting Jon Udell's tool that collects together recent annotations made to a webpage on Hypothesis. Your post, "Six Key Selves of Networked Publics" had a bunch of recent annotations.)
commented  blogpost  cribchronicles 
august 2017
QR Codes May or May Not Comeback, But the Idea Persists – Chris Thilk
I'd love--LOVE--to see Walgreens use QR codes on their receipts for the sweepstakes. Entering a 12-digit number into my browser to take survey is just ridiculous. With a QR code, it could take the user directly to a custom URL with the 12-digit number pre-entered.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
august 2017
Charlottesville's Web. - Mary Fons
I also walk across the DuSable bridge... about 200 days in the year. Lots of people standing around taking photos. It's rather fun.

One of the ways I try to protect pedestrians is by scolding cars that run through red lights. I'll even wag my finger in the air at them!
commented  blogpost  maryfons 
august 2017
Once You Start Fragmenting Content It Never Ends – Chris Thilk
I often wonder the same thoughts about my blogs. I started off with spudart.org in 2001. At work we started to dip our toes more into digital publishing and ebooks, so I started my own blog about digital publishing. My third blog is a baseball blog. And then a 4th is for christian topics. Perhaps I should keep all these topics on one site, my original one on spudart.org.

I do the same thing with my Twitter accounts, only worse. At one point I had about 12 active Twitter accounts (with dozens more that I rarely used).
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
august 2017
Google’s AMP Subscription Plans, or “Isn’t This RSS?” – Chris Thilk
Yup! Another great reason why Google should have never killed Google Reader.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
august 2017
Taking Notes Is a Two-Step Process – Chris Thilk
With notetaking, I'm a mixed bag. Sometimes I'll hand-write. Sometimes typing.

It's impressive that you type in your hand-written notes after a meeting. I try to have a separate area for action items while I'm taking notes, so those are captured at the moment. But how you write your action items afterwards allows for more digestion and time peculating time for creativity to come forth.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
august 2017
Canvas Child Theme: Duo
I wish WooCommerce would bring back these child themes for Canvas. Both Uno and Duo are retired. :-\
commented  blogpost  likoma 
august 2017
Watch William H. Macy and Ed Helms lead seventh-inning stretches in Chicago and Atlanta | MLB.com
I almost caught William H. Macy's hat! It landed just a few feet from within my grasp.
commented  blogpost  cutfour  mlb 
august 2017
"Flash of No Worlds": Adobe to kill Flash by 2020 | Anthony's Notes
I wonder what archivists think about Flash being discontinued. How do we best archive Flash content?
commented  blogpost  anthonynotes 
august 2017
Footprint. Harbor, Salem, Mass. | Kaitlin Cimini | Flickr
I thought the same thing before looking at your caption. Bigfoot was here! Or maybe a dinosaur jumping off the shore going for a swim!
commented  photo  flickr  Kaitlin  Cimini 
august 2017
Links from July 2017 - Matt Maldre
By doing these monthly comment round-ups, I've found a new routine. Once I post the monthly links, I click through on each link to see if the author of the blog post replied to my comment. In some cases, I miss a response from the author, so manually checking each link catches that oversight.
commented  blogpost  mattmaldre 
august 2017
RIP iPod Nano and Shuffle | Anthony's Notes
That's sad that the iPod Nano is dead. I'm hoping Apple updates the Mac Mini. It's been what, four years?
commented  blogpost  anthonynotes 
august 2017
What if Yahoo bought Instagram instead of Facebook? - Matt Maldre
Funny to look back at this five years later and think what would have happened if Yahoo bought Instagram.
commented  blogpost  mattmaldre 
august 2017
Work of the Week: Statue of a Ram | The Art Institute of Chicago
And the palm trunk also serves to tickle the ram's belly.
commented  blogpost  artic 
july 2017
A slow modem is a pigeon - Spudart
Wow! Urban Dictionary accepted my definition of pigeon! The last time I got a definition into Urban Dictionary was pinbombed in 2013. Four long years.
commented  spudart  blogpost 
july 2017
Help us decide what goes on the gallery walls — LSU Museum of Art
Due to the detail of this artwork, it would be the most interesting to see in person up close @LSUMuseumofArt. Actually, this would be super sweet to see online in a high-resolution image, too.
commented  blogpost  lsumoa 
july 2017
What’s My Productivity Routine Like? – Chris Thilk
You can keep three different gmail accounts open in the same browser? I always use separate browsers, because I didn't think that was possible.
commented  blogpost  christhilk 
july 2017
Work of the Week: The Chicago Panels | The Art Institute of Chicago
Oh wow. I never knew those Ellsworth Kelly panels were commissioned specifically for that space on the second floor in the Rice Building.
commented  blogpost  artic  katie  antonsson 
july 2017
A new study has identified the least affordable neighborhoods in Chicago
To get a more accurate measure of rental's affordability, shouldn't this look only at the incomes of people who rent? Including the incomes of people who live in a house would skew the results.
commented  blogpost  timeoutchicago  zach  long 
july 2017
Loved and Hated, Old and New, Chicago’s Main Library Still Exudes Controversy | The Chicago Architecture Blog
Other design entries for the library included having the library built around the CTA station, so people could enter the library directly from the train. That would be so much better than having to go up the myriad of escalators just to get to the stacks.

Here's a hot tip. Enter the library on the backside of the west side of the building. There is an entry door there! And you get immediate access to the elevators! They recently changed the elevator policy where you can use those elevators from the first floor to any floor in the building.
commented  blogpost  chicagoarchitecture 
july 2017
DSC_1847 | A girl draws on the Square pavement at Lincoln Sq… | Flickr
I lived in Lincoln Square for 13 years, and used to walk through Giddings Plaza every day. I miss seeing the chalk drawings on the pavers.
commented  photo  flickr  Kaitlin  Cimini 
july 2017
I Wrote a Joke! I Wrote An Actual Joke! - Mary Fons
“The. Saurus. reinforces the play on words. "The thesaurus" forces you to say the phrase too quickly, and thus passing over the clever play of words.
commented  blogpost  maryfons 
july 2017
Is there an antidote to sadness? - LoveYou2.org
Wandering is good. I wish I had something more profound to say about that.
commented  blogpost  loveyou2 
july 2017
San Francisco stumps  | urban plant research
If I saw one of these, I would sit down on it and say, "I'm stumped."
commented  blogpost  urbanplants 
july 2017
Errors versus Varieties: About Errors | Coin Collectors Blog
I'm a pocket change coin collector. Seeing all these errors and varieties makes me want to go out and purchase some.
commented  blogpost  coinsblog 
july 2017
I Am Plain Avocado Toast, And That's Okay - Balancing Kat
Oh wow! I've never made avocado toast. That's a great idea!

Oh! There's more to this blog post! I only read as far as "A delicious, 'basic' culinary treat that seemed to hold a place in our hearts overnight, yet has been around for a bit."

Beyond that point you use avocado toast as a metaphor. Nice! I compare myself to others success online way too much. I need to start as avocado toast too.
commented  blogpost  balancingkat 
july 2017
Comixology alternatives for digital comics readers | Anthony's Notes
Oh wow, Kobo is a bigger player internationally. Well, you go Kobo! I use Comixology to read comics.

Whenever I can get my hands on hi-res PDF and ebooks (without DRM), i'm super happy. A couple years ago Humble Bundle offered a ton of Transformers comics in multiple-formats, DRM free. That's the best!
commented  blogpost  anthonynotes 
july 2017
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