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Just completed reading a sci-fi "The Parable of the Sower" by Olivia Butler.  Your email about San Francisco brings it to mind.  Your photo is beautiful.  But I'm seeing the horrors described in Butler's book, as she writes about California,  in a Mad Max kind of era.  If you like sci-fi, I recommend it.
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Interesting.
In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect.
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Check out this awesome panorama Google+ created for me!
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It is nice I d like to be

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Guess what? Today is my first day at @Uber! #UberOn
Continuing a new year tradition…!
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Hi
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A new approach to web performance

I think it is safe to say that most of us are pretty unhappy with load times of content on the mobile web. Click on a link here or wherever and it just takes too long for pages to load and when they finally load, things jump around visually and feel janky.

About 3 months ago +Dave Besbris approached me about this problem and was like “Yo, let’s fix this” and I was like “Uhm, cool, I can make things fast.” From that we created the “Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project”. We deeply believe that the mobile web can be fast – both from our own experience and lots of research of others. It is just that best practices need to be applied more widely – both across the content itself but also in ads and analytics.

Little side anecdote: We use the ⚡ emoji to refer to AMP. This is cute and all, but originally we called the project “CAT” (For Content Authoring Toolkit which was totally not a backronym) and had 😻emojis all over our codebase. I liked my job about 1000% better until we changed to the new name :)

Anyway, we created this thing called AMP HTML: which is HTML with some added restrictions and the promise: If you stay within these restrictions the pages will load reliably fast. We also optimized it for being efficiently prerenderable, so users could get an instant experience when loading pages most of the time.

We’re starting this initiative today with a whole bunch of partners like Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin and 30 publishers from across the globe. Nothing about the project is set in stone. We are on Github and appreciate all the help we can get to make the mobile web work better for everyone (https://github.com/ampproject/amphtml). The JavaScript in the Github repo is the only JS that will run on AMP HTML pages. This makes it a really exciting project to work on: find an AMP HTML page that loads slowly or janks? You can now fix it yourself with a git commit.

More info how this works technically is at https://www.ampproject.org/how-it-works/
and https://www.ampproject.org has a more business-y explanation of this project if that is your thing.

Also: Google Search build a cool demo of how AMP pages can transform the user experience. Check them out over in their blog post: https://g.co/amp 
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Load tim is rediculous because of the massive data hog from # . 
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Looks like Facebook beat Google+ to yet another feature. #dislikebutton  
 
A huge change is coming to Facebook.
After years, Facebook might just be doing it.
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As it's been a time since I cam here I just noticed the commentor bubble under the post to show the last people that something happened.

As far as I remember the idea was first done on G+. Facebook introduced it some time ago. They were later to the game but they executed it better IMHO.
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Someday I should write something like this for when I get invited to speak. THE LEVEL OF DETAIL
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+Dave Briccetti same, but then I thought, omg who bought a parrot just to appease him? As +Lee Schumacher points out it feels like this is a series of replies to previous mistakes. Every individual item sounds so reasonable, but in aggregate it's laughable.
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Thoughts on Google Spaces? 
Create a space, instantly. Comic books, tiny homes, Paris trip, study group? Just one tap to make a Space about any topic. Invite friends in a snap. Get the right people in each Space with a quick link via messaging, email, or whatever. Share all the things. With Google Search and YouTube built ...
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Clearly going after slack
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I wrote a new addition to a post I wrote a year ago on "conversational commerce" that's been getting a lot of traction recently. Essentially I'm laying out what I see as an emergent computing paradigm rooted in conversational contexts — like SMS, chat, and messenger platforms.

Check it out and let me know what you think by responding with a post using the hashtag #ConvComm.
Nearly a year ago today, I wrote a post inventorying the forebears to what I believe has become the dominant trend of co…
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I'm fine for me and you ?

What news at your level?
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Results of terrorism vs. gun violence comparison.
On Friday, a visibly upset President Obama addressed the nation after yet another mass shooting. A young gunman killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college, then co...
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Work
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Developer Experience Lead
Employment
  • Uber
    Developer Experience Lead, 2016 - present
  • Mozilla
    Designer, 2016
  • Citizen Agency
    Co-founder, consultant, 2016
  • Flock
    Experience Architect, 2016
  • Citizen Space
    Owner, 2016
  • Depict
    Consultant, 2015 - 2016
  • NeonMob
    Head of Community & Growth, 2013 - 2013
  • Google
    UX Designer, 2012 - 2013
    I'm a UX designer on the Google+ Profiles, Pages, and Platform team.
  • Google
    Developer Advocate, 2009 - 2011
    I served as a developer advocate on the Google+ Platform and then helped to create the Google Developers (developers.google.com) brand, website, and product vision.
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Agent of free will. Invented the #hashtag. Not the actor.
Introduction
Chris Messina lives in San Francisco and is known for inventing the hashtag, starting the BarCamp and coworking communities, and advancing technology initiatives such as OpenIDOAuthActivity Streams, and microformats. He is the Developer Experience Lead at Uber. He previously worked at Google on Google+ as a UX designer and developer advocate.
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Christopher, factoryjoe