20200625_1205 - things I read and think about today
* Note created: [time=Thursday, 25 June 2020 12:05:35 +0700]
* ###### tags `sTREaming`
- spoon theory
- emic descriptor
- Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
- the sadness of rotting Yahoo products
- reflecting on Web 2.0
- what's Lindy on the internet
- realised that I haven't always been this meta about social infrastructure
- perspective on homophobia
looking into "spoon theory" (from a twitter convo between nibra ish and david maciver I saw yday), landed on https://patitsas.blogspot.com/2018/03/spoons-are-form-of-capital.html, only reading it now
The metaphor caught on in the disability community as an emic descriptor, particularly online. The term "spoonie" refers to people who live with limited spoons, such as due to autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders, connective tissue disorders, sleep disorders, chronic pain, chronic illness, and other disabilities where energy is scarce. These types of conditions are often co-morbid with each other, and it gives an unifying label for people who have multiple energy-limiting conditions.
// hm, "emic descriptor" what's that? interesting.
In anthropology, folkloristics, and the social and behavioral sciences, emic and etic refer to two kinds of field research done and viewpoints obtained: emic, from within the social group (from the perspective of the subject) and etic, from outside (from the perspective of the observer).
proceeded to click to the youtube vid of Jessica's about spoon theory (which I didn't watch) and now watching, "Why I Don't Sound Deaf // International Week of the Deaf [CC]" from
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72HS6nTgeOE pretty and articulate. looks like a real genuine person with interesting life story. the type who's tumblr famous. marginal
I also looked through the sidebar and saw options to subscribe to the posts and comments of this blog via RSS, which I clicked on, collapsed, and found two options there: subscribe via netvibes or My Yahoo. curious. does it still work? is my yahoo still alive? apparently it is! https://my.yahoo.com/?_p=p3
and I still have a couple of subscriptions.... RWW (https://readwrite.com/rss.xml is dead tho, but the site is still active), allthingsdigital, DoshDosh, domainnamenews.com (the site is dead but I still see items on the RSS reader. I think these are last updated in 2015)
> Google publishes their TLD registry software: Nomulus - Google announced this morning that they are releasing their TLD registry platform, Nomulus, which is
> Thank you for your support! - Thank you for visiting Domain Name News. As you might have noticed we’re currently not updating the
> Live Results : NamesCon 2015 Right of the Dot Auction - DNN will be live blogging from NamesCon in Las Vegas. We do not guarantee the accuracy of these results
oh nevermind, TechCrunch still has the latest news (*// now reading https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/24/why-aws-built-a-no-code-tool/*) so this my.yahoo.com still works somehow.
I feel sort of bad for yahoo, with all the glory they were in early 2000, and now it feels like things are rotting. perhaps we'll see a cycle of turnaround, similar to what microsoft is doing now
wondering how do people follow these publications now? I personally use Twitter for that. so I "subscribe" to the feeds and all types of info by liking them on Twitter, FB, IG.
so. social media feed is the new RSS reader / that personalised view of the internet for you. it's that My Yahoo. it's the google news reader.
social media feed kills RSS.
and not only from pubs, orgs, and entities (should we consider celebrities and public figures to fall under this category? "brands"). you also can get updates from people. a meshed universe.
this includes the people you personally know or people you'd like to follow / don't personally know (either "brands" or "figures" or "idols"). and by way of design, you'll also hear from your n-degree circle. the people your network knows, by way of recommendations, RT's, likes, friend suggestions.
network effect is on.
do people still go to websites? how do they discover stuff? answer to both: social media
never fully conscious of the shift. I just followed the trend and movement. so I wasn't always meta huh.
ok that's about "what is ON social media?". now: "how does it fail?" flame, spam, outrage, sensational. all the ways human fail.
what's Lindy on the internet: spreadsheets, emails, self expression
waves: bloggings, connectivity, trust, blockchain, TfT
“People have been using spreadsheets for decades,” noted Augustin. “They’re very familiar. And you can write some very complicated, deep, very powerful expressions and build some very powerful spreadsheets. You can do the same with Honeycode. We felt people were familiar enough with that metaphor that we could give them that full power along with the ability to turn that into an app.”
the first blog post also led me to this article about pain communication on social media platforms https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2056305116628887
the paper started by comparing tumblr to the other social media platforms and trying to explain why it's particularly well suited for pain communication (IMO: the wider range of expression possible, being heavy on static and moving images, the low barrier to creation (reposting. err no, "reblogging" is the correct term, I have forgotten the tumblrspeak apparently. shitpost by default, going crazy on the tags is encouraged, lebay by default, heavy memetic behavior, incoherence is endearing), AND anonymity). fangirling, livewatching, pop culture, so much outcast vibe
and only now do I realise how interesting they are and how I never thought about the meta part of this whole social infrastructure, media, info architecture thing
I then got reminded of tumblr's CEO. googled him up. David Karp. wanted to see what's up with him lately. glad to see some activity in his tumblr blog, albeit very very sparsely https://www.davidslog.com/619745913391513600/black-lives-matter -- posted June 1st
and just found out that automattic bought tumblr in late 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/08/13/tumblr-once-sold-billion-owner-wordpress-just-bought-site-fraction-that/
I also clicked through one of the related posts in the blog's sidebar: https://patitsas.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-perspective-on-homophobia.html found it interesting. I am sure I have absorbed / taken in something to this effect before, during my time on tumblr