open web

Aug
17
Who's afraid of the small, average Apple News+?

Who's afraid of the small, average Apple News+?

A storm in a teacup around changes coming to Apple's news app, some thoughts on Reels, and a toxicity round-up. Happy Monday!
6 min read
Jan
01
The first Engaged Reading Digest of 2020

The first Engaged Reading Digest of 2020

Some great links to start your year.
4 min read
Jul
27
Tumblr has transformed into a brand-safe zombie of its former self

Tumblr has transformed into a brand-safe zombie of its former self

An interview with a Verizon suit makes it clear that Tumblr is a hollow shell of what it once was. What does this say for the experimentation the web once offered?
4 min read
Jun
07
It's 2019, and you still need to own your content

It's 2019, and you still need to own your content

Beware the roach motels of the platforms - if content is your business, you still need to own and publish it yourself.
1 min read
Aug
20
Recency is killing the web - and we'll all lose if that happens

Recency is killing the web - and we'll all lose if that happens

Our obsession with organising everything around the latest content may be destroying the greatest value the web holds.
3 min read
Jul
05
The creator of the World Wide Web is fighting to reclaim it from the Duopoly

The creator of the World Wide Web is fighting to reclaim it from the Duopoly

When the creator of the World Wide Web is fighting to change how it operates, you know we’ve got a big problem. But what role did journalism play in this?
2 min read
Feb
06
Micro.blog: what Twitter would be if it was built as part of the open web

Micro.blog: what Twitter would be if it was built as part of the open web

For the last couple of months, I’ve been really enjoying using micro.blog, a Kickstarted Twitter-like microblogging service. It
1 min read
Jan
08
Facebook is the out-of-town supermarket of the web, so let's learn to browse local

Facebook is the out-of-town supermarket of the web, so let's learn to browse local

Jason Kottke on why Facebook won: […] using Facebook instead of just bookmarks is compelling in the same way that shopping
2 min read
Dec
16

This is our web

Zeldman: Yes, recycling other people’s recycling of other people’s recycling of cat gifs is fun and easy on