Not having any joy posting from microblog to here, nor following others from the app but that's ok. No rush.
"Well let’s start with a retail fact that 2016 was the first year that Americans spent more at restaurants and bars then at grocery stores. Where do you suppose this is taking us?" In the comments of an interesting piece by Grant McCracken. And all I can think is: really?
The global trade resource is almost as fascinating as the changing global diets website, with one huge proviso. The arrows go, roughly, from the centre of the exporting country to the centre of the importing country. That is, it completely ignores the reality of containerisation, which has had such a massive impact on food systems and much else besides. There's a new podcast series about it, called Containers, by Alexis Madrigal.
So, there I am on micro.blog. I suppose I better verify my url next. Looks good, but not entirely intuitive yet. Early days though.
There’s probably a piece to be written someday that digs deep into the way liberal podcasts tends to pair well with the open podcast ecosystem and the way conservative podcasts pairs with over-the-top premium subscription models (see also: Glenn Beck and his activities with The Blaze), but this is not that day.
"The federated nature of Mastodon, GnuSocial, the blogosphere and indeed the multiply-linked web is now seen as confusing by those used to Twitter’s silo."
And also by those not used to Twitter's silo.