Five RSS feeds I followed today

I followed several new to me feeds today and then decided—why not share? There may be no other way to rediscover the social network that is blogging.

“When the experienced don’t write, grifters step in, feign expertise, and sell it.”

Frank Chimero

Thanks to an Om post, I ran into Frank Chimero’s redesign blog. It should be an interesting experiment in writing about a process while it happens. It also provided the quote above, which I enjoyed and contrasts only a bit with my opinion that beginners should feel comfortable talking about their work.

That said—beginner does not equal grifter.

“Transparency prospers in a linked medium, for you can literally see the connections between the final draft’s claims and the ideas that informed it.”

David Weinberger

Earlier in the day, I ran into a David Weinberger quote I posted in 2014 that I found interesting. I followed the link to Joho the Blog, skimmed through the page, and decided I might find future content interesting as well. I even added his new book, Everyday Chaos, to my want-to-read list in Goodreads.

Bonus: that quote from 2014 is not entirely unrelated from the idea of grifters posing as experts.

I found AI Weirdness through a tweet that I can’t find now, but I had saved the tab to read later when I visited yesterday. This morning I decided to subscribe rather than pretend I’ll get back to the tab. I haven’t done anything with AI yet, so this may be an interesting and humorous way to become familiar.

Bonus: the title of Janelle’s TED talk, which is still on my list to watch: “The danger of AI is weirder than you think

And last, but not least, I followed both the IndieNews and This Week in the IndieWeb blogs via the main site as part of an effort to get more familiar with that community and technology.