Hypothes.is Notebook

As I use my domain here as a commonplace book of sorts, below is a list of my highlights and comments across the web using the Hypothes.is annotation tool. It’s made possible by a plugin made by Kris Shaffer and discussed at Hypothes.is Aggregator ― a WordPress plugin and Hypothes.is as a public research notebook.

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Wrapping My Head Around Micro.blog and IndieWeb – JSON Writes

For instance, if someone replies to a post on Twitter, the reply gets sent back here as a comment. However if I reply here to that comment, it doesn’t get sent back to Twitter.

This is an interesting problem. It also becomes an issue of having the comment reply on the WP site be able to have the Twitter responses to that come back to the original, potentially as a comment with a URL with a fragment.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Wrapping My Head Around Micro.blog and IndieWeb – JSON Writes

There’s a lot of overlap between Micro.blog and IndieWeb (webmentions being the most significant commonality), and IndieWeb isn’t one monolithic thing.

micro.blog is a paid hosting service that can allow one to have an IndieWeb website, while at the same time is open enough that one can have their own separate site and connect with the micro.blog community using it primarily as a reader. What micro.blog is to you is highly dependent on what tools you're already bringing to the table.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Bangladesh shows how to keep children alive

Many lives have been saved by parents doing something simple. Beginning in the 1960s American military doctors and researchers in Dhaka developed a therapy for acute diarrhoea—a sweet, salty oral rehydration solution. This is now dirt cheap and widely available. At the last count, fully 84% of Bangladeshi parents with stricken children fed it to them (only a third saw a doctor). Thinly populated African countries are struggling to match that. One promising idea is to distribute the sachets along with Coca-Cola—which gets everywhere.

amazing the reach of Coca-Cola!

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Bangladesh shows how to keep children alive

many Indians continue to defecate in the open. Bangladesh’s government and charities have built latrines, too, but they have worked harder to stigmatise open defecation. Often they install latrines for the poor and then prod richer folk into following their example. A new, surprising, finding is that this works better than expecting people to copy their social superiors.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Here's How to Share as Little Data as Possible Without Deleting Facebook

you need to cut down on your activity on the site as much as possible

May as well just quit altogether.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Introducing Subscribe with Google

Paying for a subscription is a clear indication that you value and trust your subscribed publication as a source. So we’ll also highlight those sources across Google surfaces

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Introducing Subscribe with Google

So Subscribe with Google will also allow you to link subscriptions purchased directly from publishers to your Google account—with the same benefits of easier and more persistent access.

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Introducing Subscribe with Google

you can then use “Sign In with Google” to access the publisher’s products, but Google does the billing, keeps your payment method secure, and makes it easy for you to manage your subscriptions all in one place.  

I immediately wonder who owns my related subscription data? Is the publisher only seeing me as a lumped Google proxy or do they get may name, email address, credit card information, and other details? How will publishers be able (or not) to contact me? What effect will this have on potential customer retention?

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Introducing Subscribe with Google

Introducing Subscribe with Google

Interesting to see this roll out as Facebook is having some serious data collection problems. This looks a bit like a means for Google to directly link users with content they're consuming online and then leveraging it much the same way that Facebook was with apps and companies like Cambridge Analytica.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish what’s true (and not true) online.

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The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

we’re committing $300 million toward meeting these goals.

I'm curious what their internal projections are for ROI?

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The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

People come to Google looking for information they can trust, and that information often comes from the reporting of journalists and news organizations around the world.

Heavy hit in light of the Facebook data scandal this week on top of accusations about fake news spreading.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

That’s why it’s so important to us that we help you drive sustainable revenue and businesses.

Compared to Facebook which just uses your content to drive you out of business like it did for Funny or Die. Reference: http://splitsider.com/2018/02/how-facebook-is-killing-comedy/

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

we drove 10 billion clicks a month to publishers’ websites for free.

Really free? Or was this served against ads in search?

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The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

We worked with the industry to launch the open-source Accelerated Mobile Pages Project to improve the mobile web

There was some collaborative outreach, but AMP is really a Google-driven spec without significant outside input. See also: http://ampletter.org/

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

We’re now in the early stages of testing a “Propensity to Subscribe” signal based on machine learning models in DoubleClick to make it easier for publishers to recognize potential subscribers, and to present them the right offer at the right time.

Interestingly the technology here isn't that different than the Facebook Data that Cambridge Analytica was using, the difference is that they're not using it to directly impact politics, but to drive sales. Does this mean they're more "ethical"?

Curated by chrisaldrich.



The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news

With AMP Stories, which is now in beta, publishers can combine the speed of AMP with the rich, immersive storytelling of the open web.

"With AMP Stories, which is now in beta, publishers can combine the speed of AMP with the rich, immersive storytelling of the open web." Is this sentence's structure explicitly saying that AMP is not "open web"?!

Curated by chrisaldrich.



It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook

You could throw the pack away and deactivate your Facebook account altogether. It will get harder the longer you wait — the more photos you post there, or apps you connect to it.

Links create value over time, and so destroying links typically destroys the value.

Curated by chrisaldrich.



Living Bits: Information and the Origin of Life - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

our existence can succinctly be described as “information that can replicate itself,” the immediate follow-up question is, “Where did this information come from?”

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Living Bits: Information and the Origin of Life - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

from an information perspective, only the first step in life is difficult. The rest is just a matter of time.

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