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Another anti web bloat article I enjoyed: Website Obesity
If anyone has any ideas of good lightweight website ‘date-picker’ options I’m all ears. Most are just overly JS bloated and such, but at the same time native browser options aren’t great either. So much for standards!
(#n6itdza) @adi I don’t think I ever used the word ‘force’. I like the idea of omitting the Like features etc because it, we’ll say, encourages proper conversation and back and forwards communication.
@prologic (#n6itdza) Especially important because instead of how we see on the likes of FB where people just passively aggressively ‘react’ to comments/posts with the Laugh emoticon, people have to actually reply with a reasoned argument. In theory anyway.
Another Luke Smith video I just enjoyed: A Demonstration of Modern Web Bloat
The difference in the bloated examples versus the minimal (but still lovely) example he made was a thing of beauty.
(#n6itdza) I haven’t looked up any studies or anything but I wouldn’t be surprised if those who avoided Facebook, Twitter etc were actively happier on a daily basis.
(#n6itdza) I think when you reduce entire scores of people to nothing but dots and lines on a graph, it’s bound to go badly. In a business setting at least.
Interesting read if you don’t mind a decent scroll with a lot of presentation images: Choose Boring Technology
(#byevi3q) Because why not… LOL
(#eruwv2q) @prologic It is very difficult it seems. There are those who will argue “just talk to them through text and calls” like the old days, which on the surface at least seems a fair enough argument, but I don’t know it’s always that easy. I feel like anyone that does that might, depending on the people they are family/friends with, be seen as a bit outcast or something. I hate the big tech platforms as much as anyone, but it’s hard to be kept “in the loop” if I don’t at least keep some tabs on it.
(#eruwv2q) @prologic In the case of social media it’s really just the factor of my close family and friends being on the likes of Facebook, which is really the only mainstream social media I’m on. It probably sounds like a cop out, but I don’t think I’m the only one. As for junk food, ironically I have that more under control, mostly because it upset my stomach 😅 There is occasional indulgence of course though.
(#eruwv2q) P.S I’m still a consumer of both to some degrees, I’m not perfect, but I think it’s worth thinking about.
More I think of it, I believe the typical popular social media landscape as we know it is an analog to junk food.
As we know junk food:
- rewards the pleasure sensors, not necessarily through good means
- is addictive and often designed to be so
- often defended/justified by the masses as being okay in ‘moderation’, despite knowing that it’s addictive qualities make that difficult in some cases.
I think the above can be directly applied to the big social media platforms too.
@adi (#3sj7hkq) Ahh okay, never seen that before. Mine is basically this. I admit I haven’t at all looked up RSS/Atom specifications or anything so not sure how correct the actual feed is, should probably check that some time!
@adi (#3sj7hkq) I’m pretty sure the
mkws archive I downloaded just had the
sitemap.uppxml file, which I based my
rss.uppxml on, but copied in the relevant atom tag bits from another blog site. Then I loop through my folder pages, source the meta data, etc, similar as how I customized the
@prologic (#6r5i5fq) totally agree with you but unfortunately I think critical thinking escapes too many. In some ways I’m pretty sure these social media platforms encourage lack of critical thinking. A lot easier to keep and control a big dumb addicted herd.
(#qweuzga) Yeah I’m admittedly a little wasted tonight so not sure I 100% understood the article 🤣 Might have to re-read in the morning.
(#qweuzga) Interesting article. The author seems to prefer the populace social media model with all the problems it brings. On the one hand I know what he’s saying, but on the other I think he’s being a bit defeatist.
(#jb7ygmq) It’s pretty bloody ridiculous. Unfortunately, it’s a good example of the real problem - not the internet itself, but corporations and those in power mucking it up for everyone else.