Master cinematographer Roger Deakins has teamed up with director Sam Mendes on 1917, a WWI thriller that follows two soldiers tasked to deliver a message to the front lines to save the lives of thousands of men.
Sarah Reeves sat on her couch in Eugene, Oregon, staring at her laptop screen in furious disbelief. She was reading the website of a government agency, where her mother appeared to have posted a comment weighing in on a bitter policy battle for control of the internet. Something was very wrong.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to be strategically using particular words and phrases in speeches and appearances as SEO bait to bury unfavorable news about himself in Google’s search results. My pal Matt Webb has collected three examples of this devious practice over the past month.
Well, not exactly blogging. “Updating J’s Notes” is probably a more accurate description. I’ve created an IFTTT applet that pushes through appropriately tagged bookmarks I save in Pocket to J’s Notes. It’s not perfect, but it’s a way of sharing some of the stuff I’ve found interesting with a wider audience. The lack of context may mean I’ll have to update later why I thought it worth sharing (see: Metablogging… – a 2003 writeup on “Writing for the Web” about precisely the kind of blogging I’ve found myself doing more often than not – blogging about blogging) but other times it works alright. Either way, fresh content! You’re welcome.
I’ve been visiting lots of blogs in the past few months, some of them repeatedly. It’s fascinating to see the conventions emerging in the different genres. The major genre might be called the introvert blog–it’s all about the author’s personal life.