OK, I’m in. I’m using App.net. Well, “using” is a stretch; I’ve got no followers, and even disgruntled Red Sox players have sent more messages this month than I have. But I’m warming up. And I’ve noticed a few things.
If you don’t know what App.net is, but you’re inclined to find out (a group that I imagine is fairly small), you’d be well served to watch the service’s intro video. My stab at an explanation: App.net is an attempt to create a new, crowd-funded platform that can support important social internet applications - and their version of Twitter is already here.
Coming from a Twitter background, here’s what I’ve noticed about App.net so far. Feel free to send along corrections (and/or Red Sox trade suggestions).
Continuing with some fútbol visualizations - now up, last year’s English League Championship season. That’s Brighton in the blue and white towards the upper-middle there; got good feelings about them grabbing the star (and a ticket to the Premiership) this year. For more fútbol seasons, keep reading.
Update: I expanded the concepts in this post to a full-on web design visualization experiment called Seasons - you can check it out here. Carry on!
“Love Came Here” by Lhasa De Sela. I hadn’t known of Lhasa before this song popped up on Spotify; being enthralled by it, I looked her up. And despite finding more beautiful music, I came away saddened by the fact that she’s not with us any longer. From not knowing someone existed to being sad they no longer exist in a few moments is quite a modern circumstance. I’m very grateful that she got to make music like this.