Essential Links in February 2023
Yesterday I stumbled across a great podcast episode. It takes a deeper look into the fediverse. Into the technology that lies underneath and in the history of its creation. It's an inspiring story around open standards and the originality of things open source. You all have probably heard of Mastodon now - so you may be interested in listening to a little bit of where it came from.
I have been on Twitter since 2007 and I have great memories and experiences with the blue bird (and the whale). Unfortunately I have to admit that I hang on to it mainly out of nostalgic reasons. The value I once got out of it (that triggered me to also put my content into it) is lost somewhere in prioritized ads in my timeline. Even more I enjoy the activity in the Fediverse, the open discussions and friendly commenting.
- John Cutler describes why and how to start a writing culture in your company.
- Data and Analytics can uncover different views you take on a fact in a context: What is Hollywood's most successful movie of all time?
- The Smashing Magazine Newsletter sports some great examples of privacy and security centered UI design and behavior.
- There is a deep, detailed and inspiring article on the evolvement of the Facebook iOS app. It lists the history, the decisions, but also the different phases and technologies that this app has gone through. Great to have an overview over a full software lifecycle.
- It's always good to link to Martin Fowler every once in a while. It simply makes this blog and expert's blog. This time I like Pete Hodgsons writing about Feature Toggles.
- Marty Cagan has another inspiring article on product sense.
- Just as a quick reminder, that lot of the things we talk about today has already been there in the late 70s. Here's Apple's marketing principles from that time. Still valid for many companies today.
Not so much this month. Can't wait until the sun comes out for good this year. You all have a great March now!