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Wow! I had a long hair cat named Tycho who maybe had one hairball in 12 years, but my German shepherd Lily who I’ve only had for about 6 months, just yakked up the biggest hairball I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I specifically used the word yakked because that’s about the size and level of hairiness of what I had to clean up.
What is your favorite site that’s disappeared? What’s your favorite 404 page? What site do you think will disappear before we celebrate 404 again next April 04?
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I had a long hair cat named Tycho (a Maine coon/Russian Gray mix?) for 12 years, and I don’t think in his entire life he shed as much fur as my German Shepherd Lily has shed in the past two weeks. (This doesn’t count the 20 pounds of fur I’ve bushed off of her with a Furminator in the past week either.)
Time to buy a robot vacuum cleaner I think.Syndicated copies to:
The IndieWeb has been compiling a list of silo-quits. If you know of anyone who has quit Facebook, feel free to either add them to the wiki or comment below with a note. #DeleteFacebookSyndicated copies to:
One of the things I love most about micro.blog is that it feels like an honest community of actual neighbors despite the geographic distance between us. I can freely post tidbits about my life and people have genuine responses to them.Syndicated copies to:
It’s easier to #DeleteFacebook when you’ve got somewhere to go…
Following much of the recent Facebook privacy and data scandal over the past several days, 1–4 today I deleted 169 of 184 apps which had access to all or parts of my Facebook data. Often many of them also had access to data by proxy of my family, friends, and acquaintances.
Of those apps still remaining, 7 are apps that I’ve made personally, and the remainder solely help me export data from Facebook. Short of quitting the platform altogether, this feels like a good first step to limiting the data that I leak into the platform and their partners.
For several years now I’ve been posting content to my own personal website first and syndicating it to Facebook secondarily. Few, if any, of these old apps need any legitimate access to my account anymore presuming that they ever really did.
Want to do an audit of your own app access and make a similar purge? The IndieWeb community has some resources for doing so quickly. Looking for a better place to own and better control your own data? They can help there too.
Exactly five years ago to the day I was excited about the possibilities of Digg Reader:
Best news to end the week: Digg Has Made an RSS Reader Its Top Priority After Google Reader Died http://t.co/QHmE2OgPoT
— Chris Aldrich (@ChrisAldrich) March 15, 2013
Now they’ve announced they’re shutting down. It seems to me that from a UI perspective, they only put in a bare minimal amount of effort to build out their reader and ceased iterating it on the day it it opened.
This is the second reader shut down recently, but I’m more excited about the idea of Microsub and what it may mean to the future of feed readers.Syndicated copies to:
Just for fun I’m testing out syndication to Mastodon (using Mastodon Autopost) and syndication to Plurk.Syndicated copies to: