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jack
jack

Universe - โ€œMake an awesome website from your phoneโ€

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jack ooohh .. will check it out later ... says he who already has too many web sites for his own good.

Does look interesting.

Reminds me I should also go look at what happened to my grid sites ....

Ron
Ron

@jack Starting with a custom domain, so NOT a silo?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jack download .. done played ... done awesome ... not so sure

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simonwoods
simonwoods

@jack @JohnPhilpin @Ron The lack of transparency is a red flag. Who made this? Why? How? They're hiring but they don't even have an About page? Either they're genuinely useless at making websites or it's some Silicon Valley-esque bullshit being peddled.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@jack @JohnPhilpin @Ron Hahahaha all I had to do was click their obscure globe icon and... bang! It's a blog on Medium. Of course it is. Also... don't worry, they're raising millions of dollars.

Seriously. ๐Ÿ™„

Refer a friend, get a free domain Introducing Universe Coins

It's like a scam for which only stupid people would fall.

jack
jack

@simonwoods @JohnPhilpin @Ron I've not even looked closely at it yet. Remember, links are not endorsements ๐Ÿ˜

jack
jack

@simonwoods OMG "Universe Coins"

simonwoods
simonwoods

@jack Noooo you did it wrong. It's this:

๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

simonwoods
simonwoods

@jack THEY'RE THE ULTIMATE CRYPTO JACK

jack
jack

@simonwoods I need that on a T-shirt

Ron
Ron

@jack @simonwoods @JohnPhilpin Maybe Jack only sent the link, but I thoroughly checked it out . . . for about 20 sec, reading their claim to be providing custom domains, then posted my no silos comment. Do pigs fly yet?

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Ron @jack @JohnPhilpin Ron it's beautiful website building for free on your phone, what could possibly be questionable about such a promise come on now.

Ron
Ron

@simonwoods Maybe I'm just too old to appreciate the incredible promise in these amazing new technologies. That's why the old generations get swept away by the new thinkers. Excuse me while I go read my Whole Earth Catalog. This thing is really GREAT!!

simonwoods
simonwoods

@Ron I used pen and paper to achieve some tasks the other day. Unsure if I am allowed to associate with The Young People any longer.

Ron
Ron

@simonwoods I think you're okay, as long as it was a space pen. NASA started with pencils, which is all we used to use in accounting until that Whole Earth Catalog thingie came out!

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@simonwoods @jack

one for the gallery

bradenslen
bradenslen

@JohnPhilpin Great quotes.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@bradenslen as the community grows I am sure the nugget count will accelerate

simonwoods
simonwoods

@jack @JohnPhilpin @Ron @bradenslen Not to derail the derailment but I just discovered The Pudding even exists and quickly found an About page worthy of the name.

kicks
kicks
@simonwoods Hot takes aside, I thought Universe was a pretty neat tool when I last looked at it. These kinds of things can have really poor money strategies and still have novel ideas inside. So, yeah, I thought the editor was a nice, simple tool for building little web pages with blocks of text and pictures. Iโ€™m planning to use it for a project at the elementary school to see how the kids use it. (This seems like the rare technology that has enough color and expressiveness to be useful to me thereโ€”especially now that Byte is defunct.) If we can learn from the good tools, they can help us figure out how to craft the Indieweb. We will need more than just protocols.
JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@simonwoods you derail? Interesting about .. but no visual pudding essays?

Ron
Ron

@JohnPhilpin Every time they bring me pudding, I think they're just trying to shut up the old guy & all his stories. Maybe I should go turn on one of my radios. Chocolate is great, but I wish they'd use butterscotch more often. ๐Ÿ˜‹

simonwoods
simonwoods

@kicks I love seeing exhibitions of potentially great technology. Just wish we didn't literally put a value on ventures that appear to be built on little more than the most basic idea of the technology; for me it seems inevitable the idea will either die or be subsumed by the leviathans.