“This is why algorithmic time is so disorienting and why it bends your mind,” writes Katherine Miller (via Alan Jacobs). “[W]e operate inside a technological experience that moves forward and back, and pulls you with it.”

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Alan Jacobs is right (via Tom Critchlow) that any revitalized indieweb blogosphere depends not just upon writers of blogs but readers, who “have all been trained by social media to skim the most recent things and then go on to something else”.

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Following up on my post about (in the words of Mark Bessoudo) “the effect that the built environment has on our brains” and the ways in which our inner “cognitive machinery” interfaces with and is impacted by that environment.

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Emperial Young is on a hunger strike to convince Netflix to save The OA—and to “[protest] the capitalist forces that killed the show, general lack of societal support resources, and to raise awareness about properly teaching AI”?

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Not that you need validation from a straight, middle-aged, mediocre white guy, Mara Cavanaugh, but your concerns about Mastodon ring true.

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Errol Kerr, in “The narrative around autism is being twisted to excuse cruelty and white male violence. We cannot let that happen”: “However, this isn’t even the worst way that autism has been twisted to explain or excuse bigotry or cruelty.”

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The latest global happiness survey includes data on people for whom social media is their greatest source of happiness and, really, who the hell are those people?

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“Maybe archive.org is the permanent version of the web,” muses Dave Winer. “And then of course the next question is why not just publish originally to archive.org?”

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Not for nothing, but while Bret Stephens would never mass shoot anyone, flagging David Karpf’s university provost over a tweet no one had even seen nonetheless sits comfortably on the lower end of the selfsame spectrum of toxic masculinity.

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CJ Eller takes issue with an old Doc Searls metaphor of blogging as “rolling snowballs downhill”, and honestly it’s a metaphor I don’t especially understand.

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