Sonant Thoughts

Sonant Thoughts

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Podcasting to the point
21: Ten Years
May 24
Ten years is an eternity in internet time – we’ve come so far but, in some ways, taken backward steps so it’s easy to get nostalgic. We can each do our bit to reclaim the spirit of the old web. Read the full post…
20: Broken
May 21
The web is broken, at least in how it rewards content and creativity. The attention economy favours extremes in the name of views and ad impressions with social platforms accused of compounding the problem. But there is a growing backlash. Read the full…
19: Work In Progress
May 17
Thoughts on influence, change and how nothing should be the finished article. Links: Manton Reece Subscribe: via RSS or iTunes
18: Getting Distracted
May 14
Some thoughts on boredom, distraction and the self-application of labels to make us feel less different. Links: Webmentions directory Getting Plugged In – Part 1 Getting Plugged In – Part 2 Read the full post…
17: Whose Problem Is It Anyway
May 10
The issues with content distribution and display raise some fundamental questions about how we approach creation on our own sites, but whose problem is it? We can’t expect the various services to always treat our data as we would like despite the ideals…
16: A Bit Meta
May 7
When starting a new project or venture you’re never sure how well it’s going to go. It can be a big surprise when things ramp up a lot quicker than you ever expected. Read the full post…
15: Answer The Question
May 3
We need to answer the questions that are asked of us rather than respond to what we think they should be. We can become caught up in an idea and pushing an agenda, even if we don’t need mean to, under the guise of being helpful. Read the full post…
14: Learning Together
Apr 30
You can’t be an expert on something when it has only just begun but you can bring your previous experiences to bear as a reference and a platform to build from. Read the full post…
13: Experts And Learners
Apr 26
Experts teach and learners learn, and ne’er the train shall meet. At least that’s what we are told. Those learning, however, can teach us just as much by detailing their journey. Read the full post…
12: Targets
Apr 23
We set ourselves targets from big, life changing things to the smallest wish but often focus on the wrong things. We need to realise when the tasks on which we exert our efforts probably don’t matter as much as we think. Read the full post…
11: Preparation And Nerves
Apr 19
You can prepare all you want, for as long as you like, but it’s never the same as actually getting started. A few more thoughts on the impending Kickstarter launch of Micro.blog and why I’m nervous. Read the full post…
10: Filling Time
Apr 16
Ideas can be expressed much quicker and simpler than we first imagine, the brevity leaving us unsure of their worth. We want to expand on them to add flesh to their bones but are just needlessly padding them out. Read the full post…
9: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Apr 12 • 4 min
Time is a significant limiting factor for new social networks, we only have so much and spend it on our existing networks of choice. But, what if there was another way to bootstrap a new network? Read the full post…
8: Talking Twitter
Apr 9
Twitter is in an awkward position trying to balance simplicity against product innovation. It is also the subject of more talk about its potential demise than just about any other service around. Read the full post…
7: Why Membership
Apr 5
No one has really made a compelling case for why Medium membership will be worth paying the $5 a month and how it will improve the content we get. Until now! Read the full post…
6, Unprepared
Apr 2
We need to be open to new ideas and new experiences. We cannot place artificial limitations on ourselves by trying to force what we do to fit specific templates. We must allow what we do to dictate how we do it and not the other way around. Read the full…
5, Automation
Mar 29
Apple’s acquisition of the Workflow application and team immediately set thoughts into motion about native automation in iOS. Will Apple integrate it at the OS level and what about Siri? Imagine the possibilities. Read the full post…
4, Subscription
Mar 26 • 4 min
Why do we resent paying for content on the web and then get so upset when someone tries to fix the broken models by charging a fee? Blog posts discussed: Read the full post…
3, Ownership
Mar 22
Ownership of our content goes far beyond the physical, hosting aspect; there is a moral element to consider. Are so many of the social web’s issues caused by a lack of responsibility? Read the full post…
2, Twitter’s identity crisis
Mar 19
Twitter may have reframed itself as a news network but it really doesn’t act like one. It still has a fundamental identity crisis which may be holding it back from fulfilling its potential. Read the full post…