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    pxlnv.com | Nick Heer | 12 min
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    • Symmetria8 months ago

      Death to the bullshit web!

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        8 months ago

        🕸💀💩 💀 🕸

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      8 months ago

      Cheers to Nick Heer, wherever you are. This deserves AOTD, for sure. Read this, people.

      • aleph8 months ago

        for sure Bill. Sharing this with my fellow developers. It also gives me a chance to promote ReadUp!

    • jbuchana8 months ago

      cause the text to reflow midway through reading the first paragraph

      One of my pet peeves is pages that reflow/redraw as you're trying to read them. I often leave the page without reading if this keeps up during the first paragraph.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        8 months ago

        Forbes and CNN are big offenders. I can’t even glance at stuff like that anymore. I won’t even skim it. I immediately X out if anything anywhere moves.

        • Karenz
          Scribe
          8 months ago

          This is a very well written article if a non-techy like me can understand the gist of it. I am, however, more concerned about bullshit jobs than the bullshit web.

          • bill
            Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
            8 months ago

            Upvote! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I'm concerned about both.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Hell yes!!! I love this. The intro is incredible. I had already read and loved "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs." I'd love to be able to write like this guy; I think he's my new writing-style icon.

      I think chronotope might love this. jeff - I half understood the AMP part. (Do we use AMP in our code?)

      I'm so glad that the third and final section didn't go deeper into the technical rabbit hole. Instead, it's one of the best things I've ever read about how the internet works, how it should work, and who's responsible.

      Perfect 10

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        8 months ago

        This article rules. Didn't I originally find it and share it with you? I had already read it but either way I neglected to comment. Back in the dark ages before scouting was a thing!

        Do we use AMP in our code?

        Nope! It's basically the most extreme SEO of all time. We'd have to create duplicate AMP versions of every publicly visible signed out screen using AMP HTML. I'm not sure there would even be any benefit for the types of pages that we have (primarily our home page which is classified as our corporate page and the comments pages which are classified as aggregate article reviews).

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          8 months ago

          Didn't I originally find it and share it with you?

          Lol totes. The term "bullshit web" has stuck with me for an entire year, kinda like how "garbage language" also just became part of my vocab.

          Stoked we don't use AMP.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      8 months ago

      Amazing article! @nickheer

      Meanwhile, users are increasingly taking matters into their own hands — the use of ad blockers is rising across the board, many of which also block tracking scripts and other disrespectful behaviours. Users are making that choice.

      They shouldn’t have to. Better choices should be made by web developers to not ship this bullshit in the first place. We wouldn’t tolerate such intrusive behaviour more generally; why are we expected to find it acceptable on the web?