"we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision."
Screw Instagram. Make your own filters. at Heath Ceramics – View on Path.
Beyond excited to take our two teenagers to Europe for an entire month this summer. One of our stops: volunteering on archaeological dig in Umbria w/my old college pal.
Massive. at Bay Bridge – View on Path.
I always meant to read this. It was incredible. Fitzgerald really knows how to write well. He composes the most beautiful sentences.
Hunter S. Thompson was so enthralled, he typed the entire thing out “Just so I could see what it felt like to write a great novel.”
I’ve started reading fiction at night, which is the best time of day to leave the stress of news and feeds behind. – View on Path.
It’s 2013, so what’s the state of content sharing? Who has the best tools?
- Where to send people first from your twitter bio?
- Where to host your “About Me” info? About.me? G+? Personal Blog?
- Which tools are the most mobile-friendly? I would bet that when people are looking to find you, they are starting from their mobile browser - so your info should be rendered accordingly across all devices.
Twitter, Path, and Tumblr seem to have solved relatively short content posting. But where to host your “About Me” page? Where to post the longer blog posts?
I had been using Blogger for a long time, and sort of stuck around there hoping for faster integraton into Google+, but I’m tired of waiting. I don’t want to have two places at Google for blog postings. (I think they should merge those two worlds as soon as they can to maximize the audiences). I really like Hangouts and people seem to like the conversational aspects of G+, so I’ll somehow crosspost there. I also increasingly see people using Tumblr for all of their short to long blog postings.
So I started with an informal survey of friends and people online I admire and trust. Here’s what I found:
In the end, here’s my plan:
- Use Tumblr for my blog
- Link my twitter bio to tumblr via personal domain (robertstephens.com)
- Post shorter versions and links to blog postings on G+
- Use Path to post to most networks, depending on content. (I don’t crosspost everything, but Path offers a nice way to decide which content goes where).
I can’t quit you Siri. – View on Path.
4 apps make it on my home screen: Smartr by @xobni @cueup @path & @evernote at Nashville International Airport (BNA) – View on Path.
David Byrne is so prolific. It was The Talking Heads who “woke me up” musically when i was 14. Since then, his artistic & literary endeavors continually amaze me. Cory Doctorow’s review alone is a great read: http://boingboing.net/2012/09/12/david-byrnes-how-music-w.html – View on Path.