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Sr Dev Advocate @GitHub, hosts: @ovrtrd @_RocketFM. Journalist turned developer. Loves media, tech and OSS. opinions = own
Aug 8, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Re: #Oscars. Yes, the Oscars was originally designed by the film studios as free publicity for themselves and as a way to bring in more moviegoers and get more press. The origins aren't that different from any other awards show (People's Choice or Golden Globes or whatever) (This isn't unique to film. Joseph Pulitzer was a tabloidist who literally helped create what we now know as yellow journalism -- and along with William Randolph Hearst basically created clickbait and "fake news" -- but the Pulitzer Prize is still highly esteemed for good reason)
Jul 31, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
One more thing (for now), on MoviePass. Yes, it was abundantly clear that the business mode was/is unsustainable (you need a huge amount of paying subscribers, most of which don't use the service more than once a month, to pay for the frequent users. Period), but when HMNY bought the company, the sales pitch to investors, consumers, and presumably employees was that it had enough money in the coffers to stay afloat. Or at least the ability to raise more. THAT's the part that has fallen apart.
Mar 20, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
For a decade, single sign-on has not just been part of building an app or service, it’s been a recommended development practice. I’m not saying Facebook isn’t creepy and evil, but we need to talk about how deeply coupled SSOs are across the web. Facebook is the target now, and for good reason. But think of other major SSOs and auth federations: Twitter, Google, Amazon, and yes, Microsoft. We need to look at this whole system and start assessing how apps are able to decouple/switch auth mechanisms.