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23 January 2013

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  1. The joy of Essex | Rationalist Association

    Jonathan Meades: “To look down onto the Walton backwaters is equally to look down on the Walton backlands. Such a sense of impermanence and of susceptibility to powers beyond our control is rare in these islands.” (via @antimega)

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    @jameslgain Glad you like it!

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    @blech Of course.

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    @blech @designswarm Varies, depends on type of thing: Google+ and Bing were obviously big deals immediately.

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    @SKarab Yup, got that and Instagram (also 2010) now, thanks.

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    @holgate Yup, 2010.

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    @chrislunch I remember that! Crazy days…

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    @megpickard Ta! I don’t think I’d even heard of fab.com. I’m either forgetful or out of touch.

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    2010: Instagram and Pinterest. 2011: Google+. 2012: Nothing yet. (I’ve updated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_… )

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    @willsh @DeanVipond Yeah, all the interesting small things disappear, rather than grow.

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    @DeanVipond @willsh Oh yes! I had a note of that somewhere and forgot all about it. I’m sure that’s a metaphor or something.

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    @willsh @DeanVipond Yes, good one thanks, also 2010. Still two years to fill…

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    @designswarm Yes, good, thanks!

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    @DeanVipond Ooh, yes, good one, thanks!

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    What big internet things launched in 2010, 2011 and 2012? Of the YouTube, Facebook, Spotify kind of scale? My mind’s gone blank.

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    .@samuelpepys: “Scott was so drunk that he could not be seen.” It’s been a long, long time since I was drunk to the point of invisibility.

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    @benhammersley That would require being unequivocally for or against something, which seems an unpopular position, no matter the topic.

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    @antimega I’m so looking forward to that. So pleased he mentions Walton’s backwaters.

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    @chthonicionic It is useless for that purpose.