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Commenting on Your web browser is not fully supported by Kindle Publishing

tcr! tcr! · Feb 10, 2018 at 2:09 pm

This may sound like a leap at first but it’s about building moats around the castle.

As an example: Gmail works best in Chrome. Having people use Chrome then keeps people using Gmail. Same goes for YouTube.

Vendors with something to loose give away browsers (or whatever) to keep people visiting/using their websites (or services). Once people are locked in they tend to keep using those same services rather than trying something new.

And then Vimeo and Hotmail wither on the vine while Google’s castle is hustlin and bustlin.

Companies are very protective of their websites.

As another example, when I post something good directly on Facebook I’ll get tons of enagagement. If I post it here then link to it from FB, I might see a quarter or maybe even zero engagement on Facebook. I suspicion, since the latter contains a link away from FB, they tend not to show that post as much to my friends and followers.

Facebook didn’t do away with chronological timelines because that’s what people wanted. They did it so they could control the flow of information. Just like Google, they want people to stay within their castle.

This topic also speaks to why every social media site has a free stand-alone mobile app. Click a link to a third party website? They keep you in the app instead of open the default web browser …and that makes it much harder for you to leave.

I could go on and on. 😊


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Momma J Momma J · Feb 10, 2018 at 1:25 pm

I prefer pepperoni! I don’t follow anyone because I don’t want anyone to follow me!


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keamoose keamoose · Feb 10, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Water and yellow, and apparently something that dissolves your face while you’re eating it.
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1isan0/til_the_tingling_sensation_some_people_experience/


Commenting on Your web browser is not fully supported by Kindle Publishing

keamoose keamoose · Feb 10, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t really understand the whole browser war thing. They’re all free. What’s the benefit to the browser companies?


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tcr! tcr! · Feb 10, 2018 at 7:39 am

I kinda like that better. Nobody can get hung up on what I’m saying then, like that’s the issue and not the real issue: ActBlue subscribed me to some driveling bullshit newsletter.


Commenting on Ye old Blizzard of 2018

Momma J Momma J · Feb 10, 2018 at 7:39 am

I think it’s his eyes!


Commenting on Your web browser is not fully supported by Kindle Publishing

tcr! tcr! · Feb 10, 2018 at 7:38 am

I believe that we’re seeing the beginnings of Browser War II. Google Chrome is starting to remind me of Windows 95.

And yes: Eye Browsers 😊


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tcr! tcr! · Feb 10, 2018 at 7:19 am

His teeth are kinda long.


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tcr! tcr! · Feb 10, 2018 at 7:13 am

No spoilers. You have to watch the video.


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Momma J Momma J · Feb 10, 2018 at 12:09 am

What happened?


Commenting on Come bedtime in the winter

Momma J Momma J · Feb 10, 2018 at 12:01 am

Of course

Bigs and Yeti


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Momma J Momma J · Feb 9, 2018 at 11:28 pm

Too funny!


Commenting on Ye old Blizzard of 2018

Momma J Momma J · Feb 9, 2018 at 11:27 pm

Plus that does not even look like Keanu Reeves! It must be an imposter?


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gutierrez · Feb 9, 2018 at 11:15 pm

No Fuchs given


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tcr! tcr! · Feb 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm

And then Keanu Reeves pops up on my Instagram, pimping Squarespace. All is truly lost.

Keanu Reeves pimping squarespace


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marney0160 marney0160 · Feb 9, 2018 at 5:07 pm

I’m with you!

Island of Misfit Toys


Commenting on Your web browser is not fully supported by Kindle Publishing

keamoose keamoose · Feb 9, 2018 at 2:08 pm

BTW, kind of wish we’d all settled on a better word than “browser”. It reminds me of eyebrows.


Commenting on Your web browser is not fully supported by Kindle Publishing

keamoose keamoose · Feb 9, 2018 at 2:08 pm

The Browser War was serious business. A cautionary tale for today’s young browsers.


Commenting on ActBlue Unsubscribe

keamoose keamoose · Feb 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm

I see no reason that can’t be a real word. If you need a more formal version though, “driveling bullshit” is totally dictionary-backed.


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