A curated list of interesting links with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens Apple CEO Tim Cook requests and receives a 40% pay cut after shareholder vote “Apple CEO Tim Cook will receive a pay cut in 2023 to $49 million in total compensation, the company said in a filing with the … Continue reading Web Finds for January 13, 2023
Reporting by TechCrunch: “Twitter rival 'T2' raises its first outside funding, $1.1M from a group of high profile angels.” “It hasn’t decided on a name, it’s still on the hunt to fill some important roles and its early alpha has less than 100 users as of today. But, riding the wave of interest in the … Continue reading T2 a legitimate Twitter rival?
Monique Judge, writing at The Verge: In the beginning, there were blogs, and they were the original social web. We built community. We found our people. We wrote personally. We wrote frequently. We self-policed, and we linked to each other so that newbies could discover new and good blogs. I want to go back there. … Continue reading Bring back personal blogging
New York Times by Cecilia Kang, ByteDance Inquiry Finds Employees Obtained User Data of 2 Journalists ByteDance, the China-based parent company of TikTok, said on Thursday that an internal investigation found that employees had inappropriately obtained the data of U.S. TikTok users, including two reporters. […] The investigation was initiated after an article was published by … Continue reading Using TikTok? Read this, it will alarm you!
I’ve had it with Twitter and closed my account this week. That said, I want to still want follow a handful of accounts. Here’s how I’m doing it. Nitter is a free and open-source alternative to Twitter focused on privacy and performance. The source is available on GitHub athttps://github.com/zedeus/nitter. Nitter provides RSS feeds for every … Continue reading I dumped Twitter for Nitter
As I recently wrote, “I’m on Twitter with a very narrow use case. I use it to market my blog and posts. I follow app developers of apps that I use to keep up with the latest information about their apps. And last for breaking news. That’s it!” One of the app developers that I … Continue reading How to follow a Mastodon account with RSS
If you’re considering setting up a Mastodon account or already have you’re going to want to take a few minutes to read Dan Goodin’s article about the security of Mastodon and Mastodon instances. This substantial increase raises important questions about the security of this new platform, and for good reason. Unlike the centralized model of … Continue reading How secure is Mastodon as a Twitter replacement?