I’ve talked about App.net before, but it wasn’t possible to sign up until recently. But now that I have I’ve discovered that it’s the Twitter I wish still existed; I’m a convert. No advertisements disguised as “promoted tweets”, just posts … Read More
If you’re old enough you might remember that the WWW was originally a side project at CERN, the European research center. The web has changed a lot in the intervening years and now CERN is restoring the first website as … Read More
One of my favorite webcomics, Not Invented Here, occasionally replaces its drawings with photos featuring alarmingly accurate human doppelgangers. The latest photo-realistic escapades start here. You’ll probably want to skip back to see what their drawn counterparts look like as … Read More
Back in the days when it was just the Internet (and even before), most “social” interaction occurred via email-based mailing lists. Everyone on the list sent mail to centralized address that then re-sent the mail to everyone who subscribed. Depending … Read More
Flickr Has the Opportunity to Become the Next Flickr – NYTimes.com.
There’s no escaping online ads, practically every site you visit has them. Some of them are relevant, some are not. Many people find them annoying, and lots of those people run ad blocking software (I’m one of them) and never … Read More
The Oatmeal has Some thoughts and musings about making things for the web. Man, this really hit home. Not all of it, the “Your Career + Internet = Sad” part. I’m not a full-time “content creator” and my photos, comics … Read More
If you love web comics, and of course you do, you must read Bad Machinery, John Allison’s take on the weird and wonderful that is life in a small English town. Go there now.