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Wow, Google+... I haven't been here in a long time!
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I'm going to use the longer posting capabilities to express my irritation about people removing RSS as a way to subscribe to websites.

Basically I've noticed a huge trend not only in websites moving away from RSS to Twitter and FB, but REMOVING IT COMPLETELY! Personally, I feel like this is NOT a good move for people who provide content to stay in touch with consumers. Why?

-Twitter has no good way to filter information sources and brands from friends. Lists are really not useable, I don't think a lot of people use them, and the UI has them buried so it's a pain in the ass to get to them. People are HIGHLY selective about who they follow, and they're not gonna throw a dozen small blogs in with their best friends' updates or the experience of using the service become greatly diminished.

-Facebook is a mess for trying to sort "likes" and pages, I don't see how having a MASSIVE unwieldy feed of constant centralized updates helps ANYONE disseminate information. I would say you could check 5-6 Facebook pages a day MAX for blogs you like who have pages there. That's a far cry from the 200+ blogs I check every day in about an hour.

RSS is a way to consume a LOT of information very quickly, and STORE it in nice categories if you miss it. So I can catch up with a small blog's output at the end of the week and, if I so choose, read EVERY article easily in one sitting. You think on Friday I'm gonna go browse that same site's Twitter feed on their page (digging through all the messy @ replies) and see what they did that week?! Or go to their Facebook page that is littered with contests? No way dude, I'm too busy for that!

I feel like small blogs cut their own throat by taking away the RSS capability. I give this analogy a lot, but social media outlets are INFO COLANDERS! 5% of your followers will see anything you post, and that's probably only within 20 minutes of posting. That's the way it is and it's gonna only get worse. Apart from email lists, RSS is the best way you can collect stuff across the internet to read quickly, and I am so irritated when that choice is taken from me.
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You're welcome :) I hope it was as enjoyable to make as it is to watch.
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A post by someone else reminded me of this; my favourite dance sequence in a movie ever:
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I love this film. I watched it only last month after finding it as a video to a song by Nouvelle Vague. Nouvelle Vague - Dance With Me reprise de Lords of the new church
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Right, where's Lauren Laverne then? And Catilin Moran. I can't do social media without them, it just seems wrong.
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Is there any way to add photos here from IPhone?
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I finally made a music video...
Piefinger “Good To Be”. Directing, Featured Post, Recommendations Add comments. Oct 102011. So, several months after upgrading to a Nikon D7000, I've finally made something with actual moving pict...
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It's the detail of tenants allying with their landlord against another tenant that makes this really bizarre: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/nyregion/in-ripple-effects-of-taub-divorce-...
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Me and my lobster-red British skin are back home from Mallorca, feeling mildly refreshed and ready to kick the tyres on Google+ at last.
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Good to be back. I think.
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I don't do cat videos. Until now.
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Ok, I'll stop clogging up the stream, but Freddie Wong wins Caturday today for sure with this video.
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Writer. Director. Occasional photographer.
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I write and direct TV, film and radio. Credits include Doctor Who, Spooks, Superstorm, Hustle and New Tricks.
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