“Digitally, I am too much. And I’m dieting. Sometimes I get the munchies and install something in an intellectual fit of gluttony – an app, an Amazing New Tool That Will Change My Life, a videogame, etc. – but I almost always end up deleting it. I try to be a little less every day, and the best way I’ve found to do that is to play a game called Die World Die. I pull out my phone, switch on Pomodroido and for 25 / 35 / 45 minutes, I pretend the Internet doesn’t exist. When I finish, I need the Internet a little less and I need actual contact with people a little more.
When I fail to do this with the important things, I end up feeling weary and jaded. But when I do this with the important things, I love the Internet again and I’m filled with optimism.
I love the Web. But I aspire to needing it much less, and thereby making better use of it.” – Mike Sowden
I am not a number, I am my domain name. – On Silos vs an Open Social Web [#indieweb] (Çelik ).
The #indieweb summarize what I love about the web…
I just tested the Jetpack feature “Publicize”. Publicize lets you broadcast your post to your different social networks. It get published as a link to your post. See the images for examples:
The problem with this is that Publicize doesn’t treat each post format differently. The particular blog post was formatted as a “Quote”. I would like it to extract and publish the whole message as a status update on Twitter and Facebook. It would be fantastic if the link could be optional. I know that Publicize promises none of these things, I’m just saying that it would be amazing if eventually it did 😉 .
Your thoughts on this?
When you are digging through your feed and you need to go to your Pages and Groups, the current design demand that you first go up to the top. It would be a much smoother experience if the left panel stayed fixed, just like the ad panel to the right does.
Memrise.com is one of the best web experiences I’ve ever had.
It’s a learning community where you can learn words and things from a vast spectrum of topics.
The idea is that when you meet a new word, a small seed is planted in your green house. As you spend more time with it, the seed sprout and grows (and is now housing in your short-time memory).
Memrise is full of clever things, and when you’re (according to their science) about to forget the memories, they send you a nice email with a direct link to the specific words or things, that you are about to forget.
Great service, love it!