Consider this from a technological perspective first (i'd put out the "moralistic stance", later: Scaling Mastodon is Impossible | Armin Ronacher's Thoughts and Writings So let's talk more about Mastodon here. I have been using this for a fewweeks now in different ways and it's pretty clear that this thing isincredibly brittle. The ActivityPub is … Continue reading Scaling up virtual presence (and conversation)
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Issues with social media and “walled gardens”
I had gone on an experimentation spree after discussing it with my gynaecologist colleague about amplifying her reach beyond Instagram. Her issue (like mine) was the lack of time to share and express using specific social media channels while retaining complete control over the "creative process". Deep dive searches to automate/ auto-post was revealing. It … Continue reading Issues with social media and “walled gardens”
Are you lucky to get these kind of emails to apply for a research position you recently advertised? John Carmack on Twitter: People like the idea of hard and fast rules, but putting +/-infinity as a factor in a policy decision is almost never the best plan. Hiring is an obvious example, with "requirements" that … Continue reading On hiring
The stasis of “healthcare innovation”: Get new ideas!
https://twitter.com/chrissyfarr/status/1438914101330124806?s=20 Something to spark off ideas AI in healthcare is a classic case of putting the cart before the horse. Yes, this one: Transformation can begin only if there is a felt need. If there's none, you can roll off hype straight from the consultants marketing pitch (or sales deck). What is that isn't working? … Continue reading The stasis of “healthcare innovation”: Get new ideas!
Eric Rescoria writes: WebRTC isn’t a complete videoconferencing system; it’s a set of tools built in to the browser that take care of many of the hard pieces of building a VC (videoconferencing) system so that you don’t have to....Importantly, this functionality is all standardized: the API itself was published and by the World Wide Web … Continue reading WebRTC: Importance