👓 Feed Reading By Social Distance | Ton Zijlstra

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At the Crafting {:} a Life unconference one of the things that came up in our conversations was how you take information in, while avoiding the endlessly scrolling timelines of FB and Twitter as well as FOMO. My description of how I read feeds ‘by social distance‘ was met with curiosity and ‘c...

Ton’s archives have some more material on this topic, but it’s definitely an interesting way to sort and filter one’s feeds.

👓 We Have Never Been Social | Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Bryan Alexander on his Future Trends Forum. We were primarily focused on Generous Thinking, but by way of having me introduce myself, Bryan asked what I’m working on this year. I mentioned that I’m in the early research phases of what might turn out to be a new project — which is to say, I have a pretty inchoate idea and I’m doing a lot of reading this summer trying to figure out whether there’s a there there. Late in our conversation, however, the discussion turned back to that project idea, and given that I’ve now shared it on video (soon to be available on YouTube), I thought it might behoove me to commit a bit of that idea here.

Kathleen outlines her next project, something we definitely need.

👓 Unwalled.Garden: souped-up RSS for P2P social apps | Paul Frazee

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Beaker is an experimental peer-to-peer Web browser. In this post, I will describe a new files-oriented protocol we are developing called Unwalled.Garden which will drive the applications stack for Beaker sites.