I know this superlative gets tossed around a lot, but Batman: Arkham City is actually the best video game ever.
September 2006: Along with a revamped user interface, Reader re-launches with...– persistent.info: Google Reader Social Retrospective
RT @wilw: I think @Twitter should change “trends” to “insipid bullshit that 12 year-olds and SEO spammers are talking about.”
But on the other hand, we live in an age where I can carry a sign expressing a...– How Occupy Wall Street Cost Me My Job
As a service grows in popularity, alpha users outlive their usefulness. The core...– Google Kills Its Other Plus, and How to Bring It Back - Waxy.org
In January 2009, however, Google began experimenting with silently ignoring...– Google Kills Its Other Plus, and How to Bring It Back - Waxy.org
"Consumer" (from Words To Avoid by gnu.org)
The term “consumer,” when used to refer to computer users, is loaded with assumptions we should reject. Playing a digital recording, or running a program, does not consume it.
The terms “producer” and “consumer” come from economic theory, and bring with them its narrow perspective and misguided assumptions. They tend to warp your thinking.
In addition, describing the users of software as “consumers” presumes a narrow role for them: it regards them as cattle that passively graze on what others make available to them.
This kind of thinking leads to travesties like the CBDTPA “Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act” which would require copying restriction facilities in every digital device. If all the users do is “consume,” then why should they mind?
The shallow economic conception of users as “consumers” tends to go hand in hand with the idea that published works are mere “content.”
To describe people who are not limited to passive use of works, we suggest terms such as “individuals” and “citizens”.
It looks like Reader and G+ were/are *already* integrated and nobody knew! Screenshot at http://t.co/Llw7fw7I @brettkeller @googlereader
Dinners: If you are thinking of setting up a lunch or dinner for me with more...– [mySociety:public] Richard Stallman speaker visit I think I might *be* Richard Stallman
If it is night, and the stars are beautiful, I hesitate to say so, lest my hosts...– [mySociety:public] Richard Stallman speaker visit
If a hotel says “We have internet access for customers”, that is so...– [mySociety:public] Richard Stallman speaker visit
Bus and train tickets: If you buy bus or train tickets for me, do not give my...– [mySociety:public] Richard Stallman speaker visit
Many people assume that because I am traveling, I am having a...– [mySociety:public] Richard Stallman speaker visit
Exporting your Google Reader shares: http://t.co/DkuBQUaC @googlereader
This comment is from a former Marine with special operations in crowd control....– Marine Says Oakland Used Crowd Control Methods That Are Prohibited In War Zones
Exporting your Google Reader shares
To export your list of RSS subscriptions in OPML (an XML format), click here: http://www.google.com/reader/subscriptions/export (via http://www.dataliberation.org/google/reader) To export your history of shared items — including others’ comments! — click here: https://www.google.com/takeout and choose either “all your services” or “buzz” (or click...
Rising income inequality, like climate change, is an ideologically inconvenient...– The Ideological Fantasies of Inequality Deniers — Daily Intel
The biggest decline has come from young people and minorities. Among minority...– Young Americans Rapidly Sour on Obama | Elections
I really didn’t expect to be posting anything today, certainly not this, but it...– Save Google Reader | Did you learn anything?
RT @brettkeller: Just broke 5,000 signatures on @GoogleReader petition! Against taking away features to force users to G+ http://t.co/m6 …
I’m being followed by fifty-nine people. I’m following all of them, too; each...– Purity and Danger: Google Reader Dolly wrote this a year ago, but it answers the “Why all the commotion about Reader?” question of today. Click through to read it all. btw I now prefer “Stepford Wifing” to “neuter” or “castrate” or...
Google, why are you succumbing to a broken system of “clickiness” instead of...– willow bl00 : Farewell, Dear Reader
My favorite social forum has been Google Reader for a good couple few years now....– willow bl00 : Farewell, Dear Reader
Users may have multiple Apple IDs for a variety of reasons, such as separate...– Apple Scrambles To Merge Apple IDs To Stave Off iCloud Sync Mess | Epicenter | Wired.com
“It turns out Google wasn’t so bad at social networks, after all.” http://t.co/yvaqre6E @GoogleReader
And we hate the rich? Come on. Success is the national religion, and almost...– OWS’s Beef: Wall Street Isn’t Winning It’s Cheating | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone
It turns out Google wasn’t so bad at social networks, after all.– The World Is Surprisingly Angry About the End of Google Reader - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
RSS, if you’re not familiar, is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication,...– World’s Youngest Leading Social Network Eats World’s Last Major RSS Reader: Google Reader Gets Plussed
It seems Google thought that users wanted to merge Google Plus with Reader, but...– Don’t change my Google Reader backlash | MetaFilter (linking to How can I share Google Reader Stories on Google+?)
Google will continue to support those features in its API even after they...– Nick Bradbury: What the Upcoming Google Reader Changes Mean for FeedDemon a pragmatic, sad response by an app developer
Note to park designer: dog area benches should face *into* the dog area (see pic) (@ Mission Dolores Park) [pic]: http://t.co/3NPzSgbs
Francis Cleary - Google - Probably my biggest... →
Google Reader is was the best asynchronous social network ever made. It’s the closest thing to a party that 25 people, all on totally different schedules, can swing. “Now” didn’t matter. “Who” barely mattered. Sharing 3,000 items a month or 30? Didn’t matter. Reader, somehow, some way, became the best possible way for people who can’t stand talking...
Evolutionary biologists would say that it’s not surprising that our...– The Science of Heartbreak and How Music Heals | BlogHer
Taken in hand with the earlier announcement from Google that they’re shutting...– Wherein I try to explain why Google Reader is the best social network created so far « Here is a thing.
RT @sconover: The @googlereader apocalypse approaches. Google+ is flagging, irrelevant, and it’s taking something genuinely good with it.
Gmail and google reader are the main tools I use every day. I use the...– Vicki VanValkenburgh · Digital Marketing Consultant at WebDarter via comment at Google Reader Getting Overhauled, Removing Your Friends | TechCrunch
Why I Love and How I Use Google Reader
Imagine if when Google announced the new Gmail UI, they also said “Many of Gmail’s social features will soon be available via Google+, so in a week’s time we’ll be retiring things like replying, forwarding and filters inside of Gmail.” Now read this. UPDATE: massive list of links moved to sharebro.org/links My thoughts (which I reserve the right to update at...
“Why is #PSFR still using outdated radio technology when the human mic has finally been perfected?” @gerrycanavan http://t.co/G6dFK0BH
arebillandemilywatchingfringeyet.com? YES #psfr @gerrycanavan @billsimmon @mikemccaffrey
RT @dalelarson: Seven things you should know if you’re starting out programming (including pizza): http://t.co/Fqb5ZAC2
RT @hno: The Unsocial Network: Why Google Is Wrong to Kill Off Google Reader http://t.co/R1EovnXt @googlereader #googlereader #rss
The thing I will miss most is Comment Feed. On Facebook or Google I have to...– FleetLibrarian - How Do We SAVE GOOGLE READER SOCIAL FUNCTIONS??? - Google Reader Help
Google is not a sufficient replacement for Reader shared items because: 1....– Comment by “The Snook” - How Do We SAVE GOOGLE READER SOCIAL FUNCTIONS??? - Google Reader Help
I don’t care if Google wants Plus to get bigger, I care about me and my friends...– Wherein I try to explain why Google Reader is the best social network created so far « Here is a thing.
I love the comments on this article about my Dolores dog proposal http://t.co/wMsi8qOm