Marc Weidenbaum (through his blog) taught me about taking a purposeful approach to Twitter and how tweets should seamlessly fit into my flow and thinking. So, I aggregate (some) my tweets from this week. It allows me to remember what I was thinking about during this specific time. It also allows me to correct my grammar and spelling. Follow me on Twitter @Om
July 3: After “block” and “mute,” it is time for @Twitter to consider “showing less tweets” aka “lower the volume” option on certain accounts. I mean, not everything they say is amazing. Show me the important bits. I mean since we are pushing aside the “live” stream to the side a bit. Actually “block” and “mute” have been really useful when it comes to enhancing the experience! The thread with responses is useful.
July 3: Why does @tiktok_us need to do boost video length to 3 minutes? Simple to eat @YouTube for lunch, stop people leaving to watch music videos. TikTok drives mega traffic to YT & @spotify It is a major power move! 3 minutes are the new 280 characters. Link.
July 2: Global shipments of virtual reality (VR) headsets grew 52.4% in 1Q21, says IDC. Standalone headsets such as the Oculus Quest 2 or the HTC Vive Focus accounted for the vast majority of shipments — 82.7% share during the quarter, up from 50.5% 1Q2020.
July 2: Cleaning my papers, came across notes from 10 years ago, where @colsey & I discussed smart TVs, Netflix, HDMI 2.0, h.265, 4K video streams & how compression gains aren’t going to break the broadband. Interesting points about @Chromecastas a media receiver vs. cable-set-top boxes!
July 1: It seems like @ATT Hollywood misadventure now prevents from doing any real infrastructure work. Ma Bell is shifting the existing 5G mobile core network to @Azure. Microsoft gets IP/Talent. Ma Bell can now focus on its core value prop: shitty carrier.
June 29: Elsewhere: the US is boiling. And this is summer in San Francisco.
June 28: The more I shop for non-Amazon online stores, the more I realize the massive logistics lead Amazon (@amazon) has over its rivals. You pay more to get things slowly if you want to shun @amazon actively. My shopping experience with, e.g., @Bookshop_Org @BestBuy has been less than average.
June 28: I wonder how many people think about Lotus these days. I was a seminal company, and not just for making software. Lotus, started by Mitch Kapor (@mkapor), championed gay rights during the AIDS crisis. IEEE Spectrum (@IEEESpectrum) has a great read.