social media (n):  /ˌsoː.ʃəl ˈmiː.di.aː/
A DDoS, usually perpetrated by surveillance capitalists, on a person’s attention preventing them from traditional sensemaking, clear thinking, learning, and generally otherwise experiencing life.
@JerryMichalski @j3rry@toolsforthought.rocks With respect to your idea of a NeoDeck, I’m reminded of a slideshow set up that was built into a MediaWiki site which might fit some of the prototype you’re seeking?

Details: https://indieweb.org/Template:slideshow

Example: https://indieweb.org/2018/Baltimore/Building_Blocks

Individual pages could also likely be done via transclusion thereby giving one the ability to create re-orderable versions.

Replied to a post by Kathleen FitzpatrickKathleen Fitzpatrick (hcommons.social)
Apropos of my last boost (https://post.lurk.org/@liza/109621185749177937), as well as Chris Long's recent suggestion (https://hcommons.social/@cplong/109604628817946536), I've just logged into Feedly for the first time in eons. 19 of the feeds I had been following are now not-found, and another 18 have been inactive for a period of a year or longer. I'm doing some significant pruning, but also looking for new feeds to add. If the move out of Twitter has got you contemplating blogging again, send me a link!
A group of people have been posting with the tag with some people and resources for just this sort of effort. 

Given limited instance search, this link may be better: https://mastodon.social/tags/FeedReaderFriday

I’ve also recently run across: https://bringback.blog/

If you’re repopulating a feed reader, I’ve got a long list in which folks may find some interesting tidbits hiding: https://boffosocko.com/about/following/. Potentially easier if your reader supports OPML.

Replied to a post by Kathleen FitzpatrickKathleen Fitzpatrick (hcommons.social)
Also apropos of feed readers, I've just rediscovered [NetNewsWire](https://netnewswire.com). How awesome that @brentsimmons has kept it alive (and still free!) after all this time.
@KFitz NetNewsWire may be one of the rarest beasts of all in that it’s an old web project, like Upcoming.org, which was sold off to one or more companies, but later repurchase and revitalized by its original creator. I hope we see more of this in the coming years.
After Ahrens’ book I see an awful lot of people talking about “processing” books. There are too many assumptions about what this can mean and this hides many levels of inherent work involved in analyzing and synthesizing knowledge. I would suggest that we’re better off talking about reading them, annotating, excerpting, and thinking about them, or maybe writing about and combining them with other knowledge than “processing” them.
A multi-layered statement, but let’s reflect for a moment on how the West wholly misses out on a hidden personal knowledge management technique inherent in orality.

Quote card featuring part of the indigenous art-inspired cover of the book Songlines by Margo Neale and Lynne Kelly with the quote "Inuit man Dempsey Bob said, ‘The trouble with whitefellas is that they keep all their brains in books.’"

Replied to a post by Fredrik GraverFredrik Graver (hcommons.social)
Ok, so I have a Remarkable. I use Zotero a lot, and have started experimenting with Obsidian. I also have used Matter, but never really grew to love it and am considering Readwise, although I suppose I could go back to Pocket. Anyone have good workflows that centre around Remarkable / Zotero, but include Obsidian and / or Readwise? #ResearchWorkflow #ToolsOfAcademia #WritingTools
@fgraver@hcommons.social I have a reasonably tight integration of Obsidian and Zotero and see the lure of Readwise but prefer manual import for most parts outside of Hypothes.is. As for the Remarkable piece, if you must given their T&C, your best bets are searching https://www.obsidianroundup.org/ from @eleanorkonik@pkm.social or the Obsidian Discord channel for . Click through for links/details.
In addition to becoming incomprehensibly js;dr in Mastodon 4.0, why did change it’s default reply workflow to make me copy a URL, switch to a different window, go to my server, log in, paste the URL, search, and then reply? I used to be able to just input my account and go directly to a reply box? This new user interface of 7 steps is far worse than the prior two… 
Replied to a post by Aram Zucker-ScharffAram Zucker-Scharff (Indieweb.Social)
I've seen a bunch of people sharing this and repeating the conclusion: that the success is because the CEO loves books t/f you need passionate leaders and... while I think that's true, I don't think that's the conclusion to draw here. The winning strategy wasn't love, it was delegation and local, on the ground, knowledge. This win comes from a leader who acknowledges people in the stores know their communities and can see and react faster to sales trends in store... https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/what-can-we-learn-from-barnes-and
@Chronotope Also heavily at play here in their decentralization of control is regression toward the mean (Galton, 1886) by spreading out buying decisions over a more diverse group which is more likely to reflect the buying population than one or two corporate buyers whose individual bad decisions can destroy a company.
Replied to a post by Ben AdidaBen Adida (Adida.net Mastodon)
I'm pessimistic about the chances of a federated Twitter gaining and sustaining wide adoption. But I could be wrong, and I'd love to be wrong. So in the spirit of contributing rather than just whining, I wrote up a few thoughts. Don't let federation make the experience suck. cc @blaine@mastodon.social http://benlog.com/2022/12/28/dont-let-federation-make-the-experience-suck/
@blaine@mastodon.social I can’t find the quote from earlier in the week for proper attribution, but someone essentially said “Mastodon brought a spec (ActivityPub, etc.) to a user experience fight.” This is too true, but we also need to be careful of all this not devolving into the RSS Atom Wars which sidetracked developers and allowed corporations to win on the usability front. Conversation on this post already shows heavy evidence of this devolution into architecture astronomy instead of usability. 😔