Recommended read: A brief year in review of my website, domain, online identity, commonplace book, journal, diary, etc. https://boffosocko.com/2019/12/31/a-brief-year-in-review-of-my-website-domain-online-identity-commonplace-book-journal-diary-etc/
A copy of an email I've sent to Spotify to request my full Spotify streaming history.
This is a great read about the things that being in the https://indieweb.org/ (Independent Web) can empower you with, and the ownership and agency that it affords you.
I'd recommend a read of https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/07/22/why-website/ and https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/10/20/indieweb-talk/ for a bit more info, too.
Recommended read: It’s Time to Get Personal https://24ways.org/2019/its-time-to-get-personal/
A great writeup of a huge event - when I went a few years ago I was bowled over by how much time I'd need to spend to see everything I wanted to (hint: it was more than the few days I was there)
Recommended read: 🇵🇹 WebSummit 2019 http://pawlean.com/2019/11/10/websummit-2019/
Recommended read: Reckon accounting software crippled to force subscription upgrades https://www.smh.com.au/technology/reckon-accounting-software-crippled-to-force-subscription-upgrades-20191018-p531y4.html
This is a very interesting read - privacy and data ownership is quite familiar to those of us who have been using tech for some meaningful amount of our lives, but what about those who've never touched the Internet, but have suddenly found their data is being collected and owned by someone, somewhere?
Recommended read: Google Has My Dead Grandpa’s Data And He Never Used The Internet https://www.forbes.com/sites/joetoscano1/2019/09/03/google-has-my-dead-grandpas-data-and-he-never-used-the-internet/
Recommended read: Medium is only an edge server of your POSSE CDN, your own blog is the origin https://nicolas-hoizey.com/2017/11/medium-is-only-an-edge-server-of-your-posse-cdn-your-own-blog-is-the-origin.html