The Cost of Internet Centralization

Good to see that, some people are starting to realize that giving too much control to places like Facebook or Medium is not good or maybe is not the best fit for everybody’s interests. So, Signal v Noise is leaving Medium. Are we witnessing the start of a rebirth of decentralize writing and blogging ?

From the article:

Beyond that, though, we’ve grown ever more aware of the problems with centralizing the internet. Traditional blogs might have swung out of favor, as we all discovered the benefits of social media and aggregating platforms, but we think they’re about to swing back in style, as we all discover the real costs and problems brought by such centralization.

I’m the proud owner of swung out blog. 🙂

And:

So now we’re back on the indie trail. The new blog is powered by our friends at WordPress, and the new amazing design is courtesy of our in-house designer Adam Stoddard.

How cool is that !?

Blogging About My Interests

Currently adding another tent pole to my current interests (Apple, Photography, Privacy) that I want to blog about: climate change. Apple is a lifetime passion. Photography is all about being creative and contemplative. Privacy is a challenge that comes with the Internet that we have to fight for. Climate change because this is a matter of global consciousness and human survival.

Using Apple Frames Shortcut

From now on, I won’t post any iPad or iPhone screen shot without using this very powerful shortcut created by Federico Viticci from MacStories. Here is an example. This makes presentation of screen shots more delightful and contextual somehow. This is my current iPad Pro home screen by the way.

This shortcut automatically select the right Apple device ued to take the screen shot – clever

Bye Bye Tumblr

Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash

I used to be on Tumblr since 2009. When I came back on WordPress, I enabled cross posting my stuff here to this platform. I had more than 3200 followers but very few of them came to my blog. So, this is wasted energy and electrons. 🤓

In the spirit of focusing my energy in 2019, I’m done with Tumblr. I think it is dying too anyways. So, I’m closing my Tumblr account today. Didn’t bother to download my stuff. Feeling better.

Expressing Regrets

I feel some regrets about not coming sooner than 2018 to revive this blog. Instead, I elected to spread myself all over the place: Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter. But times are changing. Things are shaping up pretty well around two subjects: Apple and digital photography. I’m back here for a long time!