I found Trading Solitude for Loneliness pretty thought-provoking despite being less than 500 words (many of those quoting H. Arendt).
> Loneliness, for example, is to be distinguished from solitude, and solitude is essential to thought… When I am unable to keep myself company through the two-in-one dialog I carry on with myself, then solitude fades into loneliness." (but see fn 2: “…it should be acknowledged that we need both the inner dialog and the company of others.”) https://newsletters.feedbinusercontent.com/28b/28ba3b2fee334270b6f12b39ef51c5d959e51453.html
walking the dog, went past the neighborhood cafe where they’re playing better-than-usual shoppop.
[hm. the way this post is formatted, it appears I'm applauding Last.fm. That post really just ended with a clap, and last.fm was the sole tag on my original post.] Lesson learned!
I’ve been letting Spotify run for days, for ~reasons~, and just realized that with scrobbling to Last.fm on, my stats look a little wonky. I flipped the “Private Session” toggle expecting it to only affect Spotify’s internal Now Playing, but no! It stops scrobbling too. 👏🏼 http://Last.fm
A quote from Robin Sloan via email, today:
"Try these on for size:
An accurate definition of “influencer” is: a virtuoso of a particular internet platform; someone who has learned to use its mechanisms to achieve their own objectives, rather than the other way around.
An accurate definition of an internet “creator” would have to be: someone whose income is determined by a platform’s algorithms.
Honestly, I have found these definitions clarifying!"
semi-retired lawyer; hobbyist JSer; blogger of nonsense @ www.rich-text.net
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