"To the credit of today's social networks, they've brought in hundreds of millions of new participants [...] but they haven't shown the web itself the respect and care it deserves, as a medium which has enabled them to succeed. And they've now narrowed the possibilites of the web for an entire generation of users who don't realize how much more innovative and meaningful their experience could be."
Anil Dash laments The Web We Lost
, and offers some suggestions for moving forward.
"It feels strange to be active and highly visible on the Web for 15 years but it was only when I joined Facebook that someone from elementary school or high school ever contacted me."
In which on Ev Williams's platform
, Mr Haughey compares his experiences of Facebook and Twitter
. [more inside]
is Twitter's toolkit for creating rich and more consistent web interfaces across browsers and devices. The Bootstrap ecosystem offers, among other things, an iconic font
, a customization generator
, themes for Wordpress
/ Drupal +
, templates for Fireworks
, a button generator
and a jQuery UI theme
How to get started?
Check out this tutorial
or this series
or even this
Built With Bootstrap
has lots of examples
on how developers are putting Bootstrap to good use.
"Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no." - Not long after saddling it's own iOS client with some unpopular new "features"
Twitter is saying no to the development of new competing clients
. Existing clients such as Twitterific
should be unaffected.
Small Change: Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.
Earlier this summer, Golnaz Esfandiari examined the "Twitter Devolution"
in Iran*. Anne Applebaum commented on the Twitter revolution that wasn't
in Moldova last spring. [more inside]
and modernist typographic design? Seen the film
? Now, with the power of browser userscripts, you can have the 20th-century high-modernist experience in your favourite web applications. Scripts exist to Helveticise Gmail
and Google Reader
, and work with a variety of modern browsers. [more inside]
Joshua Green Allen,
who has been posting great internet
for more than 15 years
, if not longer
, merges seamlessly with a new technology. If any twitter account is worth being renowned far
His Is. [more inside]
With the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Thursday, China's ever-vigilant censors have stepped up the reach of the "Great Firewall," blocking Western sites like Twitter, Flickr, and (just one day after its launch) Microsoft's Bing. via [more inside]
30,000 customers in the San Francisco area lost power today at about 1:50pm PDT, in a series of power failures which knocked out a major datacenter hub: 365 Main. The hub controls servers for many social media sites, including Technorati
and all Six Apart
properties, including TypePad
. (6A's twitter stream
has updates.) More here
Amusingly enough, 365 Main tempted fate and released a press release today
patting themselves on the back for "two years of 100-percent uptime".