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I Want Slow Internet  20h25 21 février
Wired had a great post about the slow web or Artisanal Internet. The idea is to embrace independent, decentralized technology, the way the slow food movement embraces locally produced, traditionally-prepared foods. It’s an interesting idea but I’m guessing not one most people are ready to...
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On The Future of Media  18h45 30 novembre
Jim Nelson signing out after 15 years as chief editor at GQ:We hear a lot about the Future of Media, about the inconvenient truth of disruption and the promise of this or that way forward. Sometimes I think no one knows anything. And then I realize the answer is as obvious as it ever was. See,...
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It’s Getting Dark This Halloween  16h15 30 octobre
Halloween is the one holiday that’s best celebrated in the dark. Which is why The Old Reader is excited to be able to introduce the all-new Dark Mode. It’s time to embrace the dark side of reading on the web. Okay, Dark Mode really has nothing to do with Halloween, but this seems like the perfect...
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Can We Just Ignore the Flaming Dumpster?  14h04 03 octobre
Vox’s Carlos Maza had a great piece called Why every social media site is a dumpster fire. He hit all the usual notes- Russian trolls, misogynists, and conspiracy theorists. But he also hit on something bigger- the social media dumpster fire is not an accident or something that got out of...
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Thanks, Google   21h47 30 juillet
It’s been just over five years since Google shut down the Google Reader. I was surprised to see a lot of people are still bitter with them about it, even though ahem independent alternatives continue to exist and thrive.I get it though. I was one of the millions of people who got my news from...
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Nice-to-haves are ruining your life  15h00 12 juillet
I had about four hours of highway driving yesterday. Even though I probably could’ve navigated it on my own, I opted to use Apple Maps, which is integrated with my car’s Apple CarPlay infotainment center. It was nice. It told me how many miles I had remaining and my expected time of arrival. But...
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Reader Profile: Seth Godin  14h51 17 avril
Seth Godin has been one of the most influential people on the web for at least 20 years. In 1999, his book Permission Marketing redefined digital marketing. 17 books and 7,100-plus blog posts later, he remains one of the most thoughtful and interesting writers about how humans communicate and...
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Eliminate the middle man  13h59 16 avril
This is a post that was drafted months ago but never published. Seems appropriate now more than ever so we’re going to release it into the world.Something about this post title makes me think of some discount warehouse liquidator. We’ve eliminated the middle man and passed on the savings to...
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Reader Profile: Jason Kottke  13h09 30 mars
Jason Kottke has been one of our favorite bloggers for a long time. He started blogging at kottke.org back in 1998, about a year before the word was even coined. He’s been a consistent and inspiring figure to us at The Old Reader and we were thrilled to talk to him about the state of Internet...
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Restoring Internet Freedom   17h54 22 novembre
So FCC chairman Ajit Pai has announced a plan to roll back net neutrality rules called Restoring Internet Freedom. I think we all know that this isn’t about freedom in the sense of allowing people to access the internet freely. Or viewing or creating whatever content they please free from...
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Reader Profiles: Longform.org  19h58 12 octobre
Longform" is one of those mis- and overused words that is in danger of losing all meaning. The main complaint is that the term makes a virtue of length for the sake of length. We talked to Aaron Lammer, founder of longform.org, who has been collecting and publishing the best, curated...
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Creators and Consumers... Blurred lines  14h21 02 octobre
Technology has done a lot to blur the lines between creators and consumers. In one sense, a lot of people that were once consumers are now creators.Instagram is a perfect example of this change in that most users are playing both rolls. This was the sea change that I felt when I first logged in to...
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Did you read it?  16h49 18 septembre
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Premium subscriptions are a great way to support The Old Reader  14h58 18 juillet
We’re truly grateful for every user of The Old Reader, but would like to sincerely thank all of our Premium subscribers for their ongoing support. We also want to say that if you are on the fence, a premium subscription goes a long way to supporting our service and team. It’s only 3 month and...
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How to Break Free From Social Media  18h49 11 mai
This post presumes you already have a firm understanding of why you should cut ties with social media. If you aren’t there yet, you probably don’t need to read on. But perhaps you’d be interested in the following articles on happiness, avoiding depression, etc.If you already know that social media...