Bookmarked Social Timelines: Life Lost on the Curated Projections of Other People’s Lives?.

Time spent reading social timelines is time lost. Scrolling through a timeline is time consumed by the curated projections of other people’s lives, which are absorbed wholly and only at the cost of living your own. Or, to put it another way: time spent on timelines amounts to time spent not living your life.
Social Timelines: Life Lost on the Curated Projections of Other People’s Lives? by James Shelley (jamesshelley.com)
I’m looking for agreement, disagreement, or reflections on the following proposition: Time spent reading social timelines is time lost. Scrolling through a timeline is time consumed by the curated projections of other people’s lives, which are absorbed wholly and only at the cost of living your ...
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.
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.

The solution is to add an XML namespace for the xlink prefix.

<svg viewBox="0 0 200 200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
 <symbol id="circ"><circle cx="100" cy="100" r="100"/></symbol>
 <use xlink:href="#circ"/>
</svg>

Source: <href> in SVG | Parallel Transport

in SVG by Kartik PrabhuKartik Prabhu (kartikprabhu.com)
While creating an animated SVG logo for indietech.rocks we ran into a strange problem where the SVG would display in some browsers and not in others. The issue is the different ways browsers handle XML — yes SVG is XML! So here is the problem and its solution.
Posts imported through Keyring Social Importers plugin require setting up the syndicated links manually. The plugin stores the original link data in custom fields. So I’m guessing it might be possible to pull it out and add it to the SynLinks meta box.

https://github.com/dshanske/syndication-links/issues/73

dshanske/syndication-links (GitHub)
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