– at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

- at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

– at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

- at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

Attention Minutes

Grist.org, the environmental journalism non-profit I’m on the board of, has received a Knight Foundation grant to“allow newsrooms to better measure audience engagement, beyond clicks and page views, by creating an open-source WordPress plugin that will measure ‘attention minutes’ to determine how long users are interacting with content.” I’m excited to see what they come up with, and that it will…

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Canvas Fingerprinting & AddThis

Canvas Fingerprinting & AddThis

Propublica has a piece on canvas fingerprinting done by the ad service that uses the trojan horse of sharing buttons, AddThis: Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block. Regardless of the usefulness of this particular technique, which seems to not be effective enough to stick around, services like AddThis and ShareThis will always spy on and tag your audience when you…

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Castle and garden
Sunrise at Florence Airport
Sunset through flowers

New Yorker on WP

New Yorker on WP

The New York Times writes about how The New Yorker is overhauling its design and online presence, including experimenting with paywalls and this wonderful nugget:

The new site, designed to be cleaner, with new typefaces, will be based on the WordPress publishing system. It is expected to be easier to navigate for mobile users — among the fastest-growing segments of the readership.

The New Yorker…

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Ibrahim Maalouf Wowed Me

Ibrahim Maalouf Wowed Me

One of the most surprising performances I saw at the North Sea Jazz festival was a French-Lebanese trumpet player named Ibrahim Maalouf. He plays a trumpet with a special additional fourth valve — three is standard — that allows him to more easily play Arabic maqams or scales with quarter tone and three quarter tone intervals along with equal temperament western ones, like Don Ellis. He also has…

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Founding Fathers

Kottke: The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776.

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