Replied to What Happened to Tagging? by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

Alexander Samuel reflects on tagging and its origins as a backbone to the social web. Along with RSS, tags allowed users to connect and collate content using such tools as feed readers. This all changed with the advent of social media and the algorithmically curated news feed. Samuel wonders if we h…

Hi Arron, thanks for this link (and many others). I remember when I first got involved in educational blogging it was fairly simple to pull together tags from any blog (via technorati ), twitter and flickr and display them on one page. I made a few for different educational events in Scotland. A marvellous opportunity now lost, hopefully to return.

Replied to Lackawanna River American Mink – November 2019 – Colin Devroe

Hi Colin, another enjoyable episode. You were interested as to how and were people listen. I am subscribed using Castro on my phone. I listened the the first half walking around the dark streets in search is a wee bit of exercise. The second on my commute the next day driving home.
The natural history angle made this episode even more interesting than usual.

Listened Microcast #080 – Redecentralize and MozFest from Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel

A microcast about my experiences at two events last weekend.

Microcast #080 – Redecentralize and MozFest | Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel

An interesting and wide ranging podcast Doug.

I liked the concept of seams rather than seamless technology. Likewise I’ve found a bit of friction useful. Slows things down and gives you time to think.

The decentralised session sounds like an interesting way to run a session, it is, it might be too easy for experienced confident speakers to take over such a session, so perhaps needs a fairly egoless leader. Sounds so like yours went very well.

I think you asked for microcast suggestions? I’d be interested on your take on the IndieWeb as compared to federation.

Listened Microcast #078 — Values-based organisations from Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel

This microcast covers ethics in decision-making for technology companies and (related!) some recent purchases I’ve made.

Delighted to see Doug’s microcast in his RSS feed. I also love Doug’s wrestling with his technology stack. Over the years it has gone back and forwards and is always fascinating to read Doug’s thoughts on the whys and wherefores.

Read: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton ★★★☆☆ I probably would not have finished this if I had another novel to hand, but I did enjoy it more as I went on. Family saga, I imagine this would speak to Australians more than me.