Facebook Events and iCal

I’ve reluctantly become a daily Facebook user recently and have run into an issue where it seems like Facebook events just don’t pretend to even function as normalized calendar events and therefore don’t interoperate with systems based on iCal. Am I missing something? 🙂

I’m hoping that given this era of actual accountability in IT and citizens caring about their data more I would expect that these kinds of proprietary systems will start working better with universal standards.

Go, ISO! 🎉

The Verge: Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019

The Verge: Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17848500/google-inbox-shut-down-sunset-snooze-email-march-2019

Well, I guess this makes sense. Recently I did find myself using both Inbox and Gmail for different purposes; I used Inbox for a quick triage of stuff and then use Gmail for composition and search functionality. I didn’t know what Google’s roadmap for either of these apps were so I thought they could be used complementarily. However for simplicity’s sake it seems like just using a single Google e-mail app make sense.

I’m still holding out for the next incarnation of Google Wave!!! 🤞🍀🦄

Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan – review | Books | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/25/anti-social-media-how-facebook-disconnects-us-undermines-democracy-siva-vaidhyanathan-review

Thank you, Siva Vaidhyanathan!!! 🙂 May the light you provided to us help us find our way to a much more enlightened place. Soon. 😁