Bots are ≈ 80% noise. It’s funny that in general analytics are not needed anymore. 80% noise and 20% signal. 80:20. It’s safe to turn off the computer and head outside — you’re not missing much when not on the Internet (it’s smaller than you’d think signal–wise).
Here’s a final muse for current year. This probably counts as
The Internet/Blockchain/whatever is not a truth machine and could never be a truth machine. Inside events/stories/happenings everyone’s just as clueless as in past eras and technological differences become “functionally equivalent” — meaning you either waste time separating signal from noise in “fast” and “fake” information infinitum or waiting for “slow” and “official” carrier pigeons to arrive.
The blog linked in a previous post is a gem. Too bad the current site doesn’t appear to have all the archived posts, you need strong search–fu to find them on archive.org.
Here’s a muse; linking to external sites is probably one of the harder parts of
blogging. Pages can go
404 and you won’t know exactly why,
change even though they’re
supposed to be immutable.
To blog while having pointers to disparate sources requires checking for dead links, and verifying that content relevancy hasn’t changed. The solution is to either archive everything (hard) or to not link at all (easy). High mutability is one reason why people take pictures of online content — it just works.