likes Support for On This Day feature
a post by David ShanskeDavid Shanske
I added a hidden feature to the Post Kinds plugin for use on my site. I haven’t figure out the best way to link to it, but if you add /onthisday/12/13, the first number being the month the second the year, it will return all posts made on that day in history. I previously added /kind/photo/2018/12...

Reposted https://unherd.com/2018/08/social-media-makes-fascists-us/.

How social media makes fascists of us all - UnHerd (UnHerd)
About twenty years ago the novelist Umberto Eco, noting like George Orwell how loose the word fascism had become, wrote that the ideology is like a virus that changes to reflect the contours of the society in which it exists. Mussolini’s version was quite different from Franco’s, for example. But wherever it went, claimed Eco, …
Great idea… Currently I run a PESOS approach involving Goodreads and Zapier that is triggered whenever I mark a book as currently reading. Once the Micropub issues on my site are resolved, I think this would be a way to go for me…
Announcing indiebookclub by gRegor MorrillgRegor Morrill (gregorlove.com)
indiebookclub is an app for keeping track of the books you are reading or want to read. It is primarily intended to help you own your data by posting directly to your own site with Micropub.
 
Really love this idea of Manually adding a new post kind to the Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress.

I’ve already enabled the following post kinds: acquisition, drink, eat, exercise, sleep and trip. Multi-kind posts is something I really want to do though it is not supported. Though I cheated a bit by enabling the Quick Edit option in the plugin and then using the The Quick Edit option in WordPress to add the additional post kind.

That’s what I feel when I look at social media. I’ve stopped looking at it constantly and scheduled it to twice or thrice a day.
We are all trapped in the “Feed” (Om on Tech)
No matter where I go on the Internet, I feel like I am trapped in the “feed,” held down by algorithms that are like axes trying to make bespoke shirts out of silk. And no one illustrates it better than Facebook and Twitter, two more services that should know better, but they don’t. Fake news, unintelligent information and radically dumb statements are getting more attention than what matters. The likes, retweets, re-posts are nothing more than steroids for noise. Even when you are sarcastic in your retweets or re-shares, the system has the understanding of a one-year-old monkey baby: it is a vote on popularity.