I recently received an Inkplate, and while I’m in the middle of a few interesting projects already, I couldn’t let it sit there unused. Until I get a longer chunk of time to turn it into something really nifty — maybe an embedded debugging helper of some kind — it can at least mean I no longer need to have Mail.app open.
This is not a feature request, more an idea.
I would suggest to hide likes/dislikes as an experiment. You might still want to notify users (even though this could be a setting).
My rationale being is that the whole like/subscriber count is part what’s wrong with social networks. Why not make the whole thing ephemeral. If somebody likes something I posted, send a quick notification, but don’t persist it and don’t show it.
This is an amazing piece. Thanks for sharing. The whole banning and deplatforming of Trump and his mob will backfire spectacularly in my opinion. It’s also quite interesting that they all seem to have been growing a spine just when it became quite unlikely for Trump to be able to punish them in the short time he’s got left as president. Where were the good people of Twitter, Facebook, etc. when he repeatedly crossed the line over those past four years?
We were promised the Internet would be better than democracy. But then it got privatized. Corporations own it. There is no online bill of rights. There is only the frenzy of the mob and fickle choices of a few billionaires.
Sam Harris (as ever) being highly eloquent about the recent insurrection, the irony of comparisons to BLM and the state of US democracy. He also touches on how meditation and an examined life fits into a bigger picture of democratic and political thinking.
Well worth a listen.