- Involuntarily posting to facebook when you view an "article" or web page.
- Requiring me to install an "app" to view one of these "articles" that someone else [involuntarily] shared.
- External sites requiring me to install their facebook "app" to post comments on their site.
- External sites requiring me to install their facebook "app" to view comments on their site.
- facebook is making a move to be the only social service you use.
- facebook is not great at everything.
- We ought to be able to reward facebook with our loyalty for the services where they have earned it.
- We ought to be able to reward flickr with our loyalty for the service where they excel.
- facebook is making a move to use your friends as enforcers of their homogeneous vision.
- If your friend choses facebook, you must also chose facebook.
- If your friend is satisfied with the interface and the policies of facebook, they should be able to choose to use facebook to publish their content and consume yours.
- If you prefer the interface of another service, you should be able to choose to use that service to publish your content and consume your friend's.
- Their are hundreds of ways to consume RSS/Atom feeds.
- If RSS were just being invented today by facebook, you would only be able to consume it with facebook.
- Tim Berners-Lee had a vision for an open web.
- I owe my life to this vision.
- facebook is the antithesis of this vision.
- If the open web hadn't been a success; If facebook had come along instead; If AOL had won instead of falling; I would be stuck in the coal mining country of Appalachia with no industry.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I promised to do a complete writeup on this and I'm running out of time. Let's start with an outline.
- ► 2008 (18)
- ► 2005 (25)
- Believe it or not, I've never been to jail. Not even for a night. I
quit going to bars by the time my fake ID was unnecessary, and I quit
hacking into businesses and governments once they started paying me.
Now I just provide for my family and try not to notice politics. I get too angry when I watch how much of my income is taken from me, how it is used, and who is doing it. For the same reason, I can't bear to acknowledge celebrities.
After high school, I went to U of K but the outdated computer engineering curriculum and the seemingly endless amounts of money to be made with my internet specific skills drew me to larger tech markets. I have worked in Silicon Valley, New York City, and have settled in Atlanta.