Alexis Madrigal joins Matt Thompson to solve the ills of the modern internet.
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S01E07: The Decentralized Web
Darius talks a lot about the decentralized web and in particular ActivityPub, a newish web specification that is trying its best to make it possible for social network sites to talk to each other in a standardized way. You might be familiar with Mastodon as a kind of Twitter replacement, and we talk about that but also PeerTube and a few other things. Emma has many questions about this uncharted territory of the web, and Darius answers them by saying "well, in theory" a lot. Like a lot a lot. Things mentioned: the Friend Camp code of conduct and that time Facebook bought Instagram and then disabled Instagram’s Twitter compatibility.
Mike Davidson, formerly VP of Design at Twitter, recently published a retrospective on his time at Twitter and in the Bay Area. Three Years in San Francisco is a must-read for anyone involved in product management or design leadership. Our conversation dives deeper into some of the key points in his article including diversity, employment happiness, individuals contributors vs. managers, and the decision-making of that crazy final play in the 2015 Super Bowl.
When you’re yelling on the Internet, it’s hard to remember that there’s a real person on the receiving end. But comedian Chris Gethard recently connected with a kid who sent him a foul-mouthed tweet.
Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.
A weekly discussion show about the business end, the sharp end of web, design and creative industries.
This week on Unfinished Business, I had planned to talk with Paul Boag about client briefs and managing expectations. But when we sat down to talk, we were both in the mood to talk about something much, more personal. We discussed how we feel about how Twitter has changed, Erin Kissane’s ‘Ditching Twitter,’ Dan Edwards’ ‘Treading through treacle’ and our general sense of melancholy about our industry. Then we talk about how, contrary to what we often hear, our industry is filled with acts of kindness.
We discuss how we maintain our optimism and the steps we take to protect ourselves emotionally. If you think you know Paul and I from our public personas, I think that you’ll be very surprised by this episode. If you haven’t listened to Unfinished Business for a while (or at all) I urge you to listen this week.
Mat Marquis, chair of the W3C Responsive Images Community Group, sits down with Zeldman to discuss guidelines for responsive images in multi-device design. The two web designers discuss the history, theory, and multi-leveled challenge of responsive images, the path to standardization, and what browsers will do next.
The goal of a “responsive images” solution is to deliver images optimized for the end user’s context, rather than serving the largest potentially necessary image to everyone. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been quite so simple in practice as it is in theory.
Happy Holiday Christmas New Year stuff! You’ve waited for weeks and days and now it’s here, the chin-wagging talk-time with Mr. Dan Cederholm. Aside from writing no more than 2 Volumes of CSS based fan-fiction, Dan is a self professed flannelback, clown school dropout, chronic mis-speller and founder of Dribbble (the 3rd “b” is always silent and 4 b’s make any word French).
When Dan isn’t drinking New England moonshine you can find Dan honing his skills making balloon art, communing with ghosts, fantasizing about bee based fashion and writing banjo music about CSS and SaSS. Previous to a horrific FBI incident involving witches propaganda Dan wanted to be a clown.
Today’s show is not sponsored by Moleskine Head Injuries and Instagram. Be sure to vote and submit the show for the Best Podcast at The Net Awards
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How has the most revolutionary innovation of our time - the Internet - transformed our world? What does it mean for the modern family? How has it changed our concepts of privacy? Of celebrity? Of love, sex and hate?
In this excerpt from Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You, author Dr Aleks Krotoski raises a thought provoking question: do we rule the technology, or is it ruling us?.
"Aleks Krotoski is a rare combination of academic (she has a PhD in psychology), geek, reporter and fluent essayist." - The Guardian
"Her combination of cautious academic rigour and geek-like enthusiasm makes a very valuable contribution to the debate" - Financial Times
More on this topic at untanglingtheweb.tumblr.com, the reporter’s notebook for the Guardian and Observer column and the book.
Chloe Weil is a hilarious person-who-makes-things. She has one cat.
I built Twitter. For the past few months I’ve loosely talked about my intent to publish micro-content (a tweet) to my site and send a copy out to Twitter, as opposed to using Twitter directly. This publishing model goes by the acronym POSSE: Post to your Own Site and Syndicate Elsewhere.
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