Getting data out of Medium

Getting data out of Medium (pushpullfork.com)
Controlling my data is important to me. It’s also important that my students (and the faculty that I support) have the ability to control their own...

A prescient article written last fall before the news that Medium was downsizing significantly this week.


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Snapchat Accused of Misleading Investors in Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit

Snapchat Accused of Misleading Investors in Ex-Employee's Lawsuit (The Hollywood Reporter)
An ex-Snapchat employee says he was fired just weeks after the company poached him from Facebook and is being blackballed. The company says his claims have no merit.

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It’s more than just the words

It's more than just the words (The site of Rachel Andrew, writer, speaker and web developer)
Reading an article from 1999 caused me to consider how not owning your own content leads to a loss of more than just the content itself.

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Break the logjam with a simple API

Break the logjam with a simple API by Dave Winer (Scripting News)
Some say to get independence from silos, users have to run servers, but that's not true. A small new connection can break the logjam.

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The Seattle Review of Books – Sherman Alexie, Lindy West, and Ta-Nehisi Coates all quit Twitter this week

Sherman Alexie, Lindy West, and Ta-Nehisi Coates all quit Twitter this week (seattlereviewofbooks.com)
Sooner or later, enough people I like are going to abandon the service, and the pain-to-pleasure ratio will tip unfavorably. I don't know how Twitter will survive 2017 without making some drastic changes to its service. Maybe it's already too late.

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The Daily 202: Key dates to put on your calendar for 2017 | The Washington Post

The Daily 202: Key dates to put on your calendar for 2017 by James Hohmann (Washington Post)
Summits, elections, anniversaries and other momentous dates for Trump’s first year

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David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump | The Washington Post

David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump by David Fahrenthold (Washington Post)
A reporter reveals how he investigated Trump’s claims on his donations to charity.

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The dirty secret about your clothes | The Washington Post

The dirty secret about your clothes (Washington Post)
Making them is toxic to people and the environment. Start-ups in India see a better way. But will we pay for it?

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Download Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as a Free Audiobook (Available for a Limited Time) | Open Culture

Download Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as a Free Audiobook (Available for a Limited Time) (openculture.com)

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Watch a Needle Ride Through LP Record Grooves Under an Electron Microscope | Open Culture

Watch a Needle Ride Through LP Record Grooves Under an Electron Microscope (openculture.com)

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Why we don’t support old WordPress versions | Yoast

Why we don't support old WordPress versions (Yoast)(2016 years 11 months 11 days 8 hours 29 minutes 42 seconds)
For all sorts of reasons, some people have a problem with updating WordPress installs properly. I will state now that for both our free and premium plugins we do not support anything but the latest and the prior to last version. At the time of writing that’s WordPress 4.5 and WordPress 4.6 . If you’re running anything …

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