I took last week off. Right now it’s hard to watch as the world follows on social media a war in realtime on their phones. I hope you are doing okay, here is a collection of things that will hopefully distract you for a while.
In case you missed my post on social media last week, this is worth the read.
Not seeing much on this in the reporting, but this seems plausible.
Facebook had a college student-only social network called Campus? I’m sure trying to get back to their “roots” was a hopeful quest to show that they are still relevant and hip… which Facebook cannot be.
Goodreads has been in decline ever since Amazon bought them in 2013. Apparently an anti-competitive purchase, not a strategic acquisition.
This is one of the reasons I left Evernote last year. While I did have access to my data to export, the shape that data was in was not usable without manipulation1. Always have backups of what’s important to you. I looked and Goodreads does have a JSON export of data stored, but that only helps when they haven’t lost all of your data.
Last week Platinum Games2 debuted a game called Sol Cresta which is a sequel to some very early shoot ’em up games in Arcades. This is a nice retrospective on the series and how Platinum honored the series history whilst putting their own Platinum spin on it. I’ve enjoyed the game quite a bit. It’s like The Wonderful 101 crossed with a shmup.
Has there been a Wordle roundup yet?
The Internet Visualized
Here is a Map of Reddit. Be careful of that southern island, it’s NSFW.
A neat little interactive map of obscure finds on the Internet.
I don’t know how many dreams I’ve had about finding secret rooms.
That’s all this week. Here’s to Spring! See ya next time.