“It doesn’t matter if Facebook, Google and the rest have no malicious intent, or if they really do want to “bring the world closer together”, or “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”, or “develop services that significantly improve the lives of as many people as possible”. We need to be free and independent agents of our selves.”

I’d like to think that every post made on a blog outside the Facebook and Google ecosystems, each time somebody tries some open source software, and every time somebody installs an ad blocker are small acts of defiance; steps toward a freer internet.

http://m.linuxjournal.com/content/how-wizards-and-muggles-break-free-matrix


In computing, a "stack" is a bunch of tools that work together to accomplish some goal. A Life Stack is the same idea but for a person; these are the tools, services, workflows, and apps I use to manage my life. Read more...


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Really great thoughts on the longevity of our digital lives. Will your Tweets and Instagrams still be around in 10 years? 20? 50? Good reason to think about saving the content you create (with tools like IFTTT, IndieWeb, etc.)

Bookmarked The Long Web by Jeremy Keith (adactio.com)
Over the the next three days, you will be hearing about a wide variety of subjects, all of them related to the Web. The Web, like this conference, is an exciting place to be. It’s certainly a fast-paced environment in which to work. We are constantly being confronted with new technologies, new too...