Hossein Derakhshan onderschrijft met dit artikel in The Guardian de missie van PublicSpaces, Frank! Hij trekt het bovendien in Europees verband. Lijkt me terecht, juist ook omdat privacy, omgang met gegevens en de geopolitieke kant van data/social media een Europese aangelegenheid is, geen primair Nederlandse. @hod3r is denk ik een goede bron ook voor het diepere denkwerk achter de positionering van PublicSpaces. Heb je er nog ingangen, ben je er nog actief? Marco wel zie ik op de site.

A good read by Charlie of Sonnies Edge on the web we have, the web we lost, and what agency we have as site builders (me) and designers (she) in this.

One of the points she makes is about the bloated size of average web pages currently. I probably should look at that myself as well, as my hoster recently started sending me bandwidth warnings towards the end of the month. That is likely a sign that I should try to reduce the load of my site, go more minimalistic. Maybe not so minimalistic as Low-Tech Magazine, although that definitely has its own appeal.

Which leads me to the question: Is there an easy way to determine the total load size of a webpage (including dependencies / includes like stylesheet images and such)?
A quick google just surfaces suspicious SEO tools / claims.

Read Dear Developer, The Web Isn’t About You by Charlie OwenCharlie Owen

The web’s success is built on it being robust.

That robustness has made it work for everybody

As a result, people all over that planet now depend on the web, for their livelihoods, for social interaction, for their health.

It means we have to defend the web for everybody. It’s our job to keep it accessible and usable for all.

Do you publish a list somewhere of what you are currently reading through RSS, Brent? Like others, I’ve started publishing my list of RSS feeds as a pathway for discovery.

Replied to Old Bloggers and New by brentsimmonsbrentsimmons

…. blogging is like any other human activity — some people stop and other people start. It’s natural……nobody ever said your favorite bloggers would continue forever. It’s okay to miss your old favorites! I miss mine.

But here are a few examples of current blogs that I like that you might like

It sounds to me like Superhuman e-mail service is in permanent breach of the GDPR by collecting the reading behaviour and geolocation of every recipient of an email from one of their users. So that user can get a ‘message read’ signal, except it shows the user every time you opened a mail and your geolocation at that moment. Without the recipient’s knowledge, and thus without explicit consent, which is definitely needed for something like geotracking.

Also: switch off loading remote images in your e-mail client, so tracking pixels and other image based beacons won’t automatically load upon opening your mail.