"...In this era from the 1970s to the 1980s, we saw several major innovations- the first computers, UNIX, the first graphical desktops, word processing software, printing, and internetworking of devices via ARPANET (which would later become the internet).
So why is there a lack of major innovation at such a rigorous speed anymore?" #internet #retro #computers
"..The biggest con Silicon Valley ever pulled off was convincing us they’re masters of innovation. Netflix brought us digital movie distribution *cries in Bittorrent*. Apple introduced Music streaming to the world *laughs in Napster*. Facebook invented social media *no they didn’t*..."
#Gopher #Gemini #SmallWeb
"Three years ago, while I was a web developer at YouTube, one of the senior engineers began a rant about the page weight of the video watch page being far too large. The page had ballooned to as high as 1.2MB and dozens of requests. This engineer openly vented that “if they can write an entire Quake clone in under 100KB, we have no excuse for this!” #internet #youtube @smallweb
"...I logged out of Facebook and Instagram for the last time, deleted my Snapchat account, and removed the Twitter app from my phone. A few months later, I also shuttered my Twitter account. After debating it for many years, and attempting (and failing) multiple times, I was finally done with social media. It’s been almost a year since that time, and so I decided to do a quick retrospective.. In short, it’s both amazing, and also sometimes slightly annoying."
Surveillance is constantly growing, online and offline. How this can impact a society, can be watched live in today's China:
Let's fight for privacy and freedom of speech instead! 💪
"If you feel you are being watched, you change your behavior. Big Data is supercharging this effect. This could limit your desire to take risks or exercise free speech. Over the long term these 'chilling effects' could 'cool down' society. This is how it works..." #internet #bigdata
"Gopher ... is more than a confederated affiliation of networks with goals of minimalism; rather, Gopher is a mind-set on making structure out of chaos. ... by divorcing interface from information, Gopher sites stand and shine on the strength of their content and not the glitz of their bling." #internet #gopher
" Who is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop on the internet? Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn." #internet
"This blog is intended as a quick look at terminal-based applications available in Linux, and in some similar operating systems. Not only are these ideal for modern, low-power and space-saving computers, but they go a long way toward invigorating out-of-date hardware." #terminal #linux
if you don't like someone, or an instance, block it. mute it. move on.
not everything needs a tumblr-esque cancellation campaign waged against it. not everything you take issue with needs some kind of social justice validation behind it.
not everything requires your input. or a response. escalation and counter-escalation are a thing and the fact so few people on this platform recognize that is very worrying.
#Accessibility is so important, and affects more than just those who most need it.
Browser fingerprinting - can't completely get away from it, but maybe block or misdirect it to some degree? #internet