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The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens | New Republic
"In the dark ages—the 1980s, ’90s, or even the early 2000s—kids had to wait for nerd camp to be among their own kind. Wong told me if he’s up at 4 a.m. after a bad day, he can go online and talk to his Australian friends; Tumblr users know their audience is active in multiple time zones. Powerful users send a joke ricocheting around the globe.

“Tumblr culture has developed over the past five years as the smart weird kid in school connected with all the other smart weird kids from all the other schools all over the world,” said Strle. This brand of Tumblr humor often focuses on what I think of as micro-humiliations, tiny moments of social awkwardness that can feel absolutely crushing for a teenager figuring out how to be a person in the world. Anonymous kids with witty user names like Larsvontired or Baracknobama post incisive one-liners confessing their most vulnerable moments of social mortification. Sometimes those one-liners spread across continents, tweaked by thousands of other teens who add their own jokes as they reblog the original. The very best tweaks spread further, reblogged again and again, reappearing periodically in the feed, disconnected from time. Some posts get more than a million notes—imagine a joke whispered in biology class getting a laugh from a city the size of San Francisco.

“Increasingly, the lingua franca is absurdist dada,” explained Strle, usually rendered in the uncapitalized and unpunctuated casualness of instant messages.

A decade of trend pieces has deemed millennials to be narcissists, but Tumblr humor for this generation is self-deprecating and anti-aspirational: “how do fourteen year olds get pregnant, I can’t even get a high five from a guy,” “how many eye contact until date,” “i just said hi to someone and they didn’t hear me i’m never trying that again.” There is more self-loathing than self-love (“*looks in a mirror* you again”) as well as pleas for clemency from social prison (“you like attention? how dare you. how dare anyone like being loved”). Being a social outcast can make you a better social observer of the gap between our real selves and our public image:
two types of chats

group chat: lol look at this meme you pieces of shit

private chat: i don’t know anymore. im hoping that someday i’ll just know what to do. sorry for complaining and thanks for always listening to me

When this post appeared in my feed, I sent it to several friends who use a group chat at work: “How do they know?” A friend in media with a Twitter following in the tens of thousands responded: “That teen observation is PENETRATING.” We spent several minutes analyzing the joke. “People think other people are impressed by voicey cynicism in the public square,” he added. “But in private we’re all really nice and anxious”—the essential divide between Twitter users and Tumblr users."




"Two months after the termination of the Tumblr teens, Fast Company ran a puff piece on Dennis Hegstad and his empire. “He’s not just tweeting for fun; he’s tweeting for big money—and he’s winning,” the magazine wrote. “In Hegstad’s model, clients are charged a fee for services that include affiliate marketing, lead generation, and content distribution. In other words, getting the goods in front of the right kind of eyeballs. Campaigns run as high as six figures.” By then, many of Exposely’s sources of revenue had disappeared. A remaining campaign peddled sunglasses whose lenses supposedly worked like an Instagram filter.

Lilley and Greenfield said Hegstad had promised them equity in Exposely, and Hegstad confirmed they’d discussed both equity and becoming partners, but the company’s future was uncertain. Exposely still exists, and Hegstad is listed as the founder on its web site, but the day I talked to him the site was down—its security certificate had expired. Hegstad agreed Exposely was the apparent reason several blogs were terminated and that users associated with the site were still at risk. “A lot of the Tumblr bloggers who were using Exposely a year ago that haven’t used it in almost a year have lost their blogs.” "
tumblr  culture  teens  youth  online  web  socialmedia  2016  elspethreeve  spam  internet  exposely  exposure  attention  advertising  adsense  so-relatable  money  yahoo  relatability 
february 2016 by robertogreco
Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet - The Atlantic
"You can't kill email! It's the cockroach of the Internet, and I mean that as a compliment. This resilience is a good thing.

"There isn't much to sending or receiving email and that's sort of the point," observed Aaron Straup Cope, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum's Senior Engineer in Digital and Emerging Media. "The next time someone tells you email is 'dead,' try to imagine the cost of investing in their solution or the cost of giving up all the flexibility that email affords." 

Email is actually a tremendous, decentralized, open platform on which new, innovative things can and have been built. In that way, email represents a different model from the closed ecosystems we see proliferating across our computers and devices. 

Email is a refugee from the open, interoperable, less-controlled "web we lost." It's an exciting landscape of freedom amidst the walled gardens of social networking and messaging services.

Yes, email is exciting. Get excited!

* * *

For all the changes occurring around email, the experience of email itself has been transformed, too. Email is not dying, but it is being unbundled.

Because it developed early in the history of the commercial Internet, email served as a support structure for many other developments in the web's history. This has kept email vitally important, but the downside is that the average inbox in the second decade of the century had become clogged with cruft. Too many tasks were bolted on to email's simple protocols.

Looking back on these transitional years from the 2020s, email will appear to people as a grab bag of mismatched services.

Email was a newsfeed. …

Email was one's passport and identity. …

Email was the primary means of direct social communication on the Internet. …

Email was a digital package-delivery service. After FTP faded from popularity, but before Dropbox and Google Drive, email was the primary way to ship heavy digital documents around the Internet. The attachment was a key productivity tool for just about everyone, and it's hard to imagine an Internet without the ability to quickly append documents to a message. Needless to say, email is a less than ideal transmission or storage medium, relative to the new services.

Email was the primary mode of networked work communication. …

The metaphor of electronic mail never fully fit how people use e-mail. But, now, perhaps it might. Email could become a home for the kinds of communications that come in the mail: letters from actual people, bills, personalized advertisements, and periodicals.

* * *

Looking at this list of email's many current uses, it is obvious that some of these tasks will leave its domain. Each person will get to choose whether they use email as their primary identity on the web. Work and simple social messaging will keep moving to other platforms, too. The same will be true of digital delivery, where many cloud-based solutions have already proved superior.

So, what will be left of the inbox, then?

I contend email might actually become what we thought it was: an electronic letter-writing platform.

My colleague Ian Bogost pointed out to me that we've used the metaphor of the mail to describe the kind of communication that goes on through these servers. But, in reality, email did not replace letters, but all classes of communications: phone calls, in-person encounters, memos, marketing pleas, etc.

This change might be accelerated by services like Gmail's Priority Inbox, which sorts mail neatly (and automatically) into categories, or Unroll.me, which allows users to bundle incoming impersonal communications like newsletters and commercial offers into one easy custom publication.

That is to say, our inboxes are getting smarter and smarter. Serious tools are being built to help us direct and manage what was once just a chronological flow, which people dammed with inadequate organization systems hoping to survive the flood. (Remember all the folders in desktop email clients!)

It's worth noting that spam, which once threatened to overrun our inboxes, has been made invisible by more sophisticated email filtering. I received hundreds of spam emails yesterday, and yet I didn't see a single one because Gmail and my Atlantic email filtered them all neatly out of my main inbox. At the same time, the culture of botty spam spread to every other corner of the Internet. I see spam comments on every website and spam Facebook pages and spam Twitter accounts every day.

Email has gotten much smarter and easier to use, while retaining its ubiquity and interoperability. But there is no one company promoting Email (TM), so those changes have gone relatively unremarked upon.



And one last thing ... This isn't something the originators of email ever could have imagined, but: Email does mobile really well.



Email—yes, email—is one way forward for a less commercial, less centralized web, and the best thing is, this beautiful cockroach of a social network is already living in all of our homes.

Now, all we have to do is convince the kids that the real rebellion against the pressures of social media isn't to escape to the ephemerality of Snapchat, but to retreat to the private, relaxed confines of their email inboxes."
email  cv  openweb  internet  web  2014  alexismadrigal  online  networks  networkedcommunication  communication  onlinetoolkit  mobile  spam  history  future  smtp  decentralization  decentralized  open  interoperability  webwelost  aaronstraupcope  ianbogost 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Algorithmic Rape Jokes in the Library of Babel | Quiet Babylon
"Jorge Luis Borges’ Library of Babel twisted through the logic of SEO and commerce."

"Part of what tips the algorithmic rape joke t-shirts over from very offensive to shockingly offensive is that they are ostensibly physical products. Intuitions are not yet tuned for spambot clothes sellers."

"Amazon isn’t a store, not really. Not in any sense that we can regularly think about stores. It’s a strange pulsing network of potential goods, global supply chains, and alien associative algorithms with the skin of a store stretched over it, so we don’t lose our minds."
algorithms  amazon  culture  internet  borges  timmaly  2013  jamesbridle  apologies  non-apologies  brianeno  generative  crapjects  georginavoss  rape  peteashton  software  taste  poortaste  deniability  secondlife  solidgoldbomb  t-shirts  keepcalmand  spam  objects  objectspam  quinnnorton  masscustomization  rapidprototyping  shapersubcultures  scale  libraryofbabel  thelibraryofbabel  tshirts 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Welcome To The New Internet: Simple Design, Short Names, No Ads
"So this is one, if not the, vision for the future of the internet, and a lot of people are dedicated to making it catch on. It's an internet where every blog is Daring Fireball, where every post looks like Instapaper, where every discussion is led by its rightful leaders, and where ads are considered no better than spam. It's barren but design-forward, and, at least at the moment, kind of elitist. It's not clear how it'll make money. Maybe it won't! Maybe that's part of the idea.

But in any case, it's starting to take shape."

[via: http://www.theawl.com/2012/08/the-pretty-new-web-and-the-future-of-native-advertising ]
design  internet  web  advertising  ads  daringfireball  spam  aesthetics  2012  app.net  branch  instapaper  svbtle  medium  johnherrman 
august 2012 by robertogreco
The Pretty New Web and the Future of “Native” Advertising | The Awl
"Web publishing tools" were first about easy customization, from Blogger to Livejournal, with the last big monster being Tumblr. (Though the funny thing about Tumblr is, for all the time tweens put in to tweaking their "themes," nobody really reads their sites except by the internal "dashboard." So really, Tumblr was the genius publishing tool that transitioned us into "apps.") After Twitter, that's all really over. Twitter is for sure an "app" not a "website" or a "publishing tool"—it's not something you make "look like you." You don't bring Twitter to you and make it yours, you go to it.

Now one beloved troll, I mean, VISIONARY (totally same difference, no?), is calling for the end of web pages. …

The hot word in advertising right now is "native." If I hear "native" one more time this week, oof, I swear. As with all terms in advertising, it's a word that doesn't make much sense on its face."
reading  instapaper  dashboard  daringfireball  spam  ads  income  money  business  content  feeds  pages  stockandflow  flow  branch  svbtle  medium  2012  anildash  choiresicha  tumblr  twitter  nativeadvertising 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: to be real
"…a bit more theoretical than many of my talks, but I wanted to make the point that things like trust and authenticity aren’t binary – these are built slowly, and gained in the minds of people by doing the right thing. Also that the best trust is from just doing your job, and letting your employees & customers tell their stories."
hownotto  howto  socialmedia  personalization  depersonalization  twitter  firstdirect  people  vimeo  37signals  iceland  nokia  ebay  newspaperclub  kickstarter  upcoming  del.icio.us  flickr  personality  providence  history  business  branding  storytelling  heritage  moleskine  sweden  curatorsofsweden  bookdepositorylive  tumblr  generalelectric  net-a-porterlive  enoughproject  theyesmen  facebook  spambots  brompton  bromptonbicycles  hiutdenim  historytag  @sweden  douglasrushkoff  google  dopplr  copywriting  webdesign  craft  social  spam  russelldavies  online  web  internet  administration  management  howwework  chrisheathcote  2012  authenticity  trust  nextberlin  nextberlin2012  webdev 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Why I do not want to work at Google
"I believe that warehouse-scale client-server computing will, in the end, undermine the kind of democratic freedom of communication that we need to deal with today’s global menaces. It’s more practical than peer-to-peer computing at the moment, but that pendulum has swung back & forth several times over the decades…The proper response to the current impracticality of decentralized computing is not to sigh and build centralized systems. The proper response is to build the systems to *make decentralized computing practical again*.

Google is not institutionally opposed to this; they’ve funded substantial and important work on it. Nevertheless, because of their overall orientation toward centralized solutions with undemocratically-imposed policies, I believe working there would be a further distraction from that goal. Worse, with every advance that companies like Google and Apple make, the higher is the bar that decentralized systems must leap to achieve real adoption."

[via: http://www.odonnellweb.com/2011/08/is-google-becoming-the-next-iteration-of-aol/ ]
internet  web  media  google  peertopeer  p2p  decentralization  democracy  freedom  computing  decentralizedcomputing  kragenjaviersitaker  email  gmail  spam  control  2011  google+ 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Spam, spam, spam: Twitter's arms race | Technology | guardian.co.uk
"Del Harvey's 'Trust and Safety' team is tasked with stopping spam on Twitter. Is she fighting a losing battle?"
socialmedia  spam  twitter  delharvey  2011 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Quisby: SEO spammers have totally killed infographics…
"SEO spammers have totally killed infographics and I’d wager most people don’t even know it. See, infographics are a great way of visualizing data. But they’re also a great source of 100% pure linkjuice thanks to their popularity. (Herp derp, easily digested and understood data! Reblog!) And so: the spammers get on board.<br />
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Do you guys realise probably 90% of the infographics you see on Tumblr/Reddit/etc are designed purely to generate linkjuice for affiliate link sites? Check the originating URL next time you see a cool infographic — the giveaway is the embed code: they want links to their site, not for their image to be hotlinked everywhere. There’s some more background and info on this here and here, as well as the outing of The Oatmeal’s past life as an SEO scammer. (Ever notice about 90% of Oatmeal’s comics are just lame observations, broad enough to be funny to just about anybody? They’re designed to be shared, not to be funny.) Nice to see Tumblr keeping such good company."
seo  spammers  spam  tumblr  linkbait  reblogging  oatmeal  herpderp  reddit  urls  quisby 
march 2011 by robertogreco
social media frustration - against multiphrenia
"If the technologies I use and value take steps to jeopardize the important connections and relationships cultivated and facilitated there, I will stop using and valuing those technologies. I'll entreat everyone for their email addresses and then otherwise eliminate my persistent online presence.

My interest in and patience for being a digital migrant, of moving to a different online oasis every couple years, nears null. I want a measure of reliability and stability in where I am online. No more TOS changes, no more sudden and limiting archives, no more rumors or threats of being shuttered or sold.

If this is too much to expect, then perhaps I don't belong on the internet."
frustration  socialmedia  twitter  tos  termsofservice  internet  web  online  digitalimmigrants  reliability  stability  technology  monetization  networks  spam  myspace  trust 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Personal Blocklist (by Google) - Chrome Web Store
"The personal blocklist extension will transmit to Google the patterns that you choose to block. When you choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are displayed. You agree that Google may freely use this information to improve our products and services.<br />
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By installing this extension, you agree to the Terms of Service at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/intl/en/gallery_tos.html<br />
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The icon used was created by mouserunner.com under Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/), thanks!<br />
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Tip: Hide the browser button by right-clicking on it and selecting "Hide button".<br />
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New features in version 1.4:<br />
- import a list of patterns<br />
- plain text pattern list for export<br />
- block host of currently active tab"
google  chrome  search  extensions  contentfarms  fightingback  blocking  spam  seo  blocklists  personalblocklist 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Personal Blocklist (by Google) - Chrome Web Store
"The personal blocklist extension will transmit to Google the patterns that you choose to block. When you choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are displayed. You agree that Google may freely use this information to improve our products and services.

By installing this extension, you agree to the Terms of Service at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/intl/en/gallery_tos.html

The icon used was created by mouserunner.com under Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/), thanks!

Tip: Hide the browser button by right-clicking on it and selecting "Hide button".

New features in version 1.4:
- import a list of patterns
- plain text pattern list for export
- block host of currently active tab"
google  chrome  search  extensions  contentfarms  fightingback  blocking  spam  seo  blocklists  personalblocklist 
march 2011 by robertogreco
The curious history of chain letters. - By Paul Collins - Slate Magazine
"Unlike the unfortunate Zorin Barrachilli, the chain letter lives on. If that 1974 sample from an online archive of chain letters sounds familiar, it's probably thanks to generations of e-mail and photocopying. But the real origin of the letter wasn't the Netherlands: Like any truly great crooked scheme, it began in Chicago.

It was there in 1888 that one of the earliest known chain letters came from a Methodist academy for women missionaries. Up to its eyes in debt, that summer the Chicago Training School hit upon the notion of the "peripatetic contribution box"—a missive which, in one founder's words, suggested that "each one receiving the letter would send us a dime and make three copies of the letter asking three friends to do the same thing."

The chain letter had been born."
culture  gullibility  psychology  chainletters  peripatetic  contribution  box  email  spam  letters 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks
"All of this nonsense — the attribution appended to copied text, the inline search results popovers — is from a company named Tynt, which bills itself as “The copy/paste company”.
daringfireball  usability  seo  spam  copypaste  attribution  javascript  webdev  publishing  wastingourtime  copyright  chrome  ads  internet  web  advertising  webdesign 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Twitter Support : Reposting others' content without attribution [This exists.]
"Twitter provides a platform for users to upload and share ideas and content. Users may share Tweets posted by others using features such as Retweeting.

As a policy, we do not intervene in personal disputes between users. If you believe your Tweet has been posted without proper attribution and the situations below are inapplicable to your case, you can use an @reply or direct message to contact the other user."
twitter  termsofservice  tos  attribution  spam  rules  content  retweets  copyright 
february 2010 by robertogreco
TrueTwit Sign Up
"Twitter spam is a drag. What if you could know for sure that your followers are truly human, and not some cyborg? TrueTwit is designed to help you:

* Verify people from robots
* Avoid Twitter spam
* Save time managing your followers

By signing up now for free, all of your new followers will get a validation notice via direct message. If they too are TrueTwit users or pass the CAPTCHA test, you get an email indicating they are a TrueTwit validated human!"
truetwit  antispam  twittertools  twitter  socialmedia  validation  human  captcha  filter  spam 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Derek Powazek - Spammers, Evildoers, and Opportunists
"Which brings us to the One True Way to get a lot of traffic on the web. It’s pretty simple, & I’m going to give it to you here, for free: Make something great. Tell people about it. Do it again. That’s it. Make something you believe in. Make it beautiful, confident, & real. Sweat every detail. If it’s not getting traffic, maybe it wasn’t good enough. Try again. Then tell people about it. Start with your friends. Send them a personal note – not an automated blast from a spam cannon. Post it to your Twitter feed, email list, personal blog. (Don’t have those things? Start them.) Tell people who give a shit – not strangers. Tell them why it matters to you. Find the places where your community congregates online & participate. Connect with them like a person, not a corporation. Engage. Be real. Then do it again. & again. You’ll build a reputation for doing good work, meaning what you say, & building trust. It’ll take time. A lot of time. But it works. & it’s the only thing that does."
derekpowazek  seo  searchengine  search  google  diy  webdev  advice  usability  marketing  business  web  advertising  spam  evil  howto  entrepreneurship  content  tcsnmy  webdesign 
october 2009 by robertogreco
How to look at billboards
"Outdoor advertising is peddling a commodity it does not own and without the owner's permission: your field of vision. Possibly you have never thought to consider your rights in the matter. Nations put the utmost importance on unintentional violations of their air space. The individual's air space is intentionally violated by billboards every day of the year."
via:kottke  billboards  advertising  attention  psychology  marketing  spam  culture  1960s 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Angry Bear: Your Urgent Help Needed
"Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you. I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe..."
humor  crisis  paulson  corruption  recession  bailout  economics  politics  2008  spam 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Open the Future: Making the Visible Invisible
"an augmented reality world that really takes off will out of necessity be one that offers freedom of use closer to that of the Internet than of the iPhone...An AR world dominated by closed, controlled systems will be safe, but have a limited impact...instead of just blocking advertisers, I wanted to block out the people who annoyed me...The flip side of "show me everything I want to know about the world" is "don't show me anything I don't want to know."
future  futurism  metaverse  visualization  augmentedreality  open  closed  iphone  innovation  jamaiscascio  adblocking  filtering  spam  via:blackbeltjones  interface  ubicomp  attention  gps  maps  ar 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Inside Craigslist's Increasingly Complicated Battle Against Spammers ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
"Any push system is vulnerable...best response is top distribute, so each person is responsible for own site, pulls content from trusted sources & service. But this distributes internet in way that is uncomfortable for site-based online services. And so t
stephendownes  spam  craigslist  push  internet  services 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: "We still believe there is human involvement"
"most sophisticated captcha attacks are actually being carried out wholly by machines...Making the tests harder for the computer makes them harder for humans, too." You may outsmart the people before you outsmart the machines."
captcha  patterns  ai  crime  cybercrime  spam 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Nearly a million users, and no spam or trolls - RussellBeattie.com
"any online community system ever created - Usenet, The WELL, IRC, Slashdot, Digg...have dealt w/ core problem of idiots on Internet...Twitter w/ ~million members, thriving community, lots of discussions...doesn't have spam/troll issues...pretty amazing."
twitter  trolls  spam  filtering  digg  usenet  thewell  irc  slashdot  microblogging  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  community  internet  web  online  users  social 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Wow! All Gmail Users Are Given Two Separate Email Addresses
"When you create a Gmail account, you actually get two email addresses - one is the regular @gmail.com while the second email address has @googlemail.com in the domain."
email  gmail  spam  tips  howto  via:preoccupations 
february 2008 by robertogreco
GMail Plus - A Smart Trick to Find & Block the Source of Email Spam - Digital Inspiration
"When you share your email with some non familiar service, like a newsletter, you can supply your existing email with a plus sign. If you ever receive spam addressed to that email alias, you know the exact source that's sending the spam and can easily blo
gmail  google  hacks  howto  spam  email  tips  via:preoccupations 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Waxy.org: Daily Log: The Times (UK) Spamming Social Media Sites
"Yesterday, I discovered that The Times (UK), a well-respected newspaper owned by News Corp., is involved in an extensive campaign to spam social media websites with links to Timesonline.co.uk articles."
ethics  journalism  socialmedia  software  spam  marketing  social  web2.0 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Spammers Giving Up? Google Thinks So
"Google won't disclose numbers, but says that spam attempts, as a percentage of e-mail that's transmitted through Gmail, have waned over the last year...could indicate some spammers have gotten discouraged, stopped trying to get through Google’s spam fi
google  gmail  email  spam  trends 
november 2007 by robertogreco
The Secret Strategies Behind Many “Viral” Videos
or how marketers and advertisers ruin popular social networking sites..."I will post a longer response to this later, but frankly I’m disgusted by this." -Michael Arrington
advertising  ads  branding  business  spam  youtube  viral  marketing  socialnetworks  socialsoftware 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow - The Future of Ignoring Things
"The network won't ever become more tractable. There will never be fewer things vying for our online attention. The only answer is better ways and new technology to ignore stuff -- a field that's just being born, with plenty of room to grow."
attention  continuouspartialattention  informationmanagement  software  information  spam  email  filters  productivity  rss  future  corydoctorow  internet  web  trends  technology  memory  overload 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Anymails - Visualization of my email inbox | carohorn.de
"The emails used in the prototype are read from the users local Apple Mail database. The prototype was built with Flash and Processing. Anymails (OS-X 10.4.9 ppc / intel, +source code) is available for download."
email  visualization  spam  animals  animation  behavior  infographics  information 
september 2007 by robertogreco
gapingvoid: "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards": "hugh's law"
"Hugh's Law: "All online social networks eventually turn into a swampy mush of spam." Which explains why early adopters are always fleeing online social networks [e.g. LinkedIn], only to join a new one [e.g. Facebook]. They're fleeing the spam."
socialnetworking  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  software  spam  trust  social  facebook  linkedin 
july 2007 by robertogreco

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