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Meta Tags — Preview, Edit and Generate
With Meta Tags you can edit and experiment with your content then preview how your webpage will look on Google, Facebook, Twitter and more!
webdevelopment  metadata  google  facebook  twitter  graph  socialmedia  testing 
november 2018 by garrettc
Your Community Site is Not a Government
It’s time for these guys to stop playing pretend politics and admit that they’re not presidents, their sites are not countries, and we are not their citizens. They are caretakers of com…
twitter  facebook  society  equality  community  hatespeech 
august 2018 by garrettc
Data Transfer Project
"The Data Transfer Project was formed in 2017 to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that all individuals across the web could easily move their data between online service providers whenever they want."

A collaboration between Facebook, Google, and Twitter
data  facebook  google  indieweb  twitter 
july 2018 by garrettc
Ends and means
"Large corporations using their power to influence politics seems like a very bad idea. Isn’t it still a bad idea, even if I happen to agree with the cause?"
worldwideweb  google  facebook  architecture 
february 2018 by garrettc
The Web is Agreement
A poster put together on behalf of Osmosoft for the BT Open Source Awareness Event to promote discussion on Open Source and standards
twitter  facebook  society  communication  worldwideweb  art  poster 
january 2018 by garrettc
Dude, you broke the future!
"n this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn't see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don't like it."
designthinking  future  socialsoftware  society  facebook  twitter 
january 2018 by garrettc
Why Twitter Must Be Saved
"First, a reposting of an old Stratechery article, Rebuilding the World Technology Destroyed. Then, why Twitter is an essential antidote to Facebook and must be preserved."
internet  worldwideweb  society  politics  infrastructure  twitter  facebook 
november 2016 by garrettc
Professional Amateurs: Instant Web
"Instant Articles are here, and the announcement is all about speed. From a user perspective, I think that Instant Articles are a good thing. But I bristle at the implications for the open web."
performance  webdevelopment  facebook 
may 2015 by garrettc
Must-Have Social Meta Tags for Twitter, Google+, Facebook and More
By including social metadata in all new pieces of content that we publish, we can optimize how that content appears on social networks. Thumbnails, author names, proper descriptions, and other rich information directly correlate with clicks and shares.
facebook  media  social  socialnetworking  twitter 
march 2015 by garrettc
ATC - A tool to simulate network conditions
Augmented Traffic Control (aka ATC) is a project that allows to control the connection that a device has to the internet. Aspects that can be controlled by ATC include: Bandwith, Latency, Packet loss, Packet corruption, and Packet reordering
facebook  network  testing  bandwidth  internet  worldwideweb 
march 2015 by garrettc
A time for sharing (government content on Facebook and Twitter)
"We prioritise rigorously based on evidence of user need, and this particular feature has been queued for a long time because zero end users have ever requested it, and all users in several rounds of guerrilla testing were able to share GOV.UK links to social networks easily by copying and pasting them."
twitter  facebook  sharing  socialnetworking  govuk  government  research 
december 2013 by garrettc
Guardian shutters read-us-in-Facebook app
Guardian's seems to be closing down its read-us-inside-Facebook app because it wants readers on site. Not a surprise.
guardian  newspaper  news  facebook  socialnetworking 
december 2012 by garrettc
Facebook: I Want My Friends Back
You should always control your own content and direct people your domain not a 3rd party!
economics  facebook  marketing  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
october 2012 by garrettc
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong
The "Dark Social" is the sharing that goes on that can't be tracked: email, IM, etc. According to research 69% of social referrals came from dark social. 20% came from Facebook.
analytics  facebook  social  socialmedia  web  society  sharing  twitter  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
october 2012 by garrettc
Forget Facebook; keep your fans to yourself!
"Why would you put your Facebook vanity URL onto a highway billboard instead of the URL of your own website?"
facebook  socialnetworking  socialmedia  marketing  business  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
july 2012 by garrettc
Sweep the Sleaze
"If you provide excellent content, social media users will take the time to read and talk about it in their networks. That’s what you really want. You don’t want a cheap thumbs up, you want your readers to talk about your content with their own voice."
facebook  twitter  socialmedia  web  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  wdcsintranet 
may 2012 by garrettc
How to engage facebook fans
How to engage Facebook fans as a journalist, according to new data: Be topical, ask questions, tell jokes.
facebook  socialmedia  socialnetworking  journalism 
january 2012 by garrettc
Travel shoppers react badly to Facebook Like buttons
"Participants strongly disliked the buttons and stated they “really hate the pushy appearance of a company asking for an endorsement” or “begging” a user to ‘Like’ their company or brand without any benefit to the user."
research  usertesting  facebook  signal 
august 2011 by garrettc
BBC processes for verifying social media content
From the BBC College of Journalism Blog, how they verify user generated content
journalism  socialmedia  research  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  flickr 
may 2011 by garrettc
ThinkUp: Social Media Insights Platform
"…a free, open source web application that captures your posts, tweets, replies, retweets, friends, followers and links on social networks like Twitter and Facebook."
facebook  opensource  twitter  socialmedia  socialnetworking  lifestream  reporting 
march 2011 by garrettc
Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options
I feel sorry for the poor git who had to collate this infographic. What a mess Facebook has become.
facebook  privacy  nytimes  infographics  visualisation  socialmedia 
may 2010 by garrettc
Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline
The Electronic Frontier Foundation examine the changes in Facebook's privacy policy since 2005. Speaks for itself.
privacy  facebook  socialnetworking  socialmedia 
april 2010 by garrettc
Unlink Your Feeds - A Manifesto.
Stop piping your feeds into Twitter and FB etc. You're homogenising the networks, an argument for using each one for what it's best at.
feeds  manifesto  socialmedia  twitter  facebook  publishing 
february 2010 by garrettc
Goodreads vs Twitter: The Benefits of Asymmetric Follow
Tim O'Reilly on why social networks should have a "Twitter-mode" option to enable asymmetric following.
socialnetworking  socialsoftware  twitter  facebook  society 
may 2009 by garrettc

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