Relationships that DON’T scale

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-build-unscaleable-relationships/ These people are, effectively, hiding behind a wall. They are passing up more difficult work for the easy work — sharing or “liking” photos, retweeting, commenting on someone’s wall. These are activities which can serve a purpose, but they are poor substitutes for the…

We need to remake the Internet

https://www.ted.com/talks/jaron_lanier_how_we_need_to_remake_the_internet/up-next I don’t believe our species can survive unless we fix this. We cannot have a society, in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them. ~…

Social media and a true village

http://randsinrepose.com/archives/welcome-back-to-the-village/ The Internet made it easy to gather together vast swaths of humanity and allowed them to communicate with each other at scale. These mostly anonymous ginormous nations of humans have no shared purpose and no shared values. With no common understanding of how to…

My high horse

The point of this preparation is not to write off everyone in advance. It’s that, maybe, because you’ve prepared for it, you’ll be able to act with patience, forgiveness, and understanding. ~ Ryan Holiday Recently, someone told me — literally wrote the words, “Why don’t…

A fight for survival! An RSS revival!

https://www.macstories.net/linked/the-rss-revival/ While millions of people may be happy getting their news from Facebook or an aggregator like Apple News (which I also use, occasionally, for more mainstream headlines), the resiliency of RSS makes me happy. There was a time when I thought all my news…