This week the blog turned a corner. It ceased to be quite so much about automatic, machine-led, machine readable content, and became more curated. The human reader was brought slightly further back into the picture. In many ways, the blog... Read more »
This week we went from ALL THE TWEETS to ALL THE COMMENTS, including, in a moment of inception, a comment on a comment, that when I looked at the html to clean up the tagging went <a title=”Permalink to Comment... Read more »
I’ve just read through everyone else’s lifestream blog; and I came back to my own thinking about improving the reading experience. I’ve already reflected on this once, noticing the lack of like buttons, and that the ALL CAPS TWEET titles are very hard to... Read more »
One of the most basic ways that we contribute and attempt to shape the algorithmic culture of online spaces is through quietly pressing a thumbs up or a star, we ‘like’ and ‘favourite’ and ‘upvote’. It’s a quick way to tell the counting machines that this was something worth counting.
I’ve only just noticed, there is no way to Like or Share blogs either here, or on the EDC main site.
I got used to seeing the comforting little series of avatars at the bottom of posts I’ve written, the thing that tells me I’ve said something worthwhile.
From my professional blog, Research Degree Voodoo
Along with the messy ‘lifestream’ model, this just feels like another way to do work in ‘public’ but be sure what we do is safe in the noise.