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Linked: Stammy on Mastodon

Via Paul Stamatiou: I’m hoping that the recent interest in Mastodon will get people to start thinking more about taking control of their data and online identity. Mastodon has a great shot at recreating that feeling of community that personal blogs used to have. It can be your own space. This is a great post …

Linked: “Instagram responds to criticism with shocking revelation that it will ‘continue to support photos’”

Via TechCrunch: Instagram head Adam Mosseri posted a video this morning addressing mounting concerns about changes to the app’s feed and its increasing emphasis on video. Is it lost on these folks that all of the criticisms of Instagram referenced by TechCrunch are videos? Like you’re going to make a video chastising Instagram for losing …

Linked: Apple’s Mac Studio & 27″ iMac

Via Michael Tsai: I’ve been happy with my 27-inch iMac, after many years of laptops-as-desktops before that, so I had kind of been assuming I would either get anew iMac or a desktop Mac with an external display (to go along with the non-Retina Dell that’s attached to my iMac). There’s no more big-screen iMac, …

Linked: “Musings on Modern Mapping”

Via TidBITS (and Michael Tsai) Unfortunately, it’s all too common for mapping services to rely on obsolete or incorrect data. In the On The Go Map map at the top of the article, you’ll see Plantations Rd in the lower-left corner. When I sent a map proposing a running course to my contact at Cornell, …

Linked: Who do you want to be?”

Via Om.co: Being authentic is hard. Social doesn’t reward it with engagement. No one likes, retweets, or appreciates the factuality. Instead, we have come programmed to create endless moments of outrage, faux opinions, and triggers so we can generate some or any reaction. If only we paused to think “meaning,” not “metrics,” we all might …

Linked: “Apple iPhone 13 Pro sample gallery”

Via DPReview: We’ve shot a mixture of HEIF and ProRaw, as well as macro,** Portrait Mode and various Photographic Styles modes (also in the HEIF format). All images have been output as JPEGs in the wide-gamut P3 color space, and therefore require a proper color-managed browser / operating system for appropriate viewing. This means that …