Archive For December 2012

Read The Blurb

A little while ago the nice people at Blurb contacted me, and asked if I would like to create a book of my Photo 366 project. I pointed out that my project ground to an early halt with just 126 photos taken, but they were OK with that, and so Photo 126 – The Book Read the article…

Account Deleted

I’ve been asked whether I regret deleting my Instagram account after Instagram’s recent volte face. I don’t, but I do regret opening my second Instagram account in the first place. When Facebook bought Instagram earlier this year I deleted my account. I have a problem with Facebook, I’ve never really “got it” and their approach Read the article…

Instagram Back Pedals on Terms of Service

Earlier today Instagram posted Updated Terms of Service Based on Your Feedback on their blog in which they say: The concerns we heard about from you the most focused on advertising, and what our changes might mean for you and your photos. There was confusion and real concern about what our possible advertising products could Read the article…

The Web We Lost

When you see interesting data mash-ups today, they are often still using Flickr photos because Instagram’s feeble metadata sucks, and the app is only reluctantly on the web at all. We get excuses about why we can’t search for old tweets or our own relevant Facebook content, though we got more comprehensive results from a Read the article…

One Month Off

I usually take a break from Twitter over Christmas, but after reading this fascinating article, and watching Simon’s Creative Morning talk I’ve decided to take a month off; a month away from social media. In just a day away from Tweeting, Instagramming and Checking In I’ve felt what I can only describe as ‘calmer’. Why Read the article…

Opting Out Of Speed

My friend Simon Collison recently spoke at Creative Mornings in New York. I strongly urge you to watch this quite brilliant talk, and to think about “opting out of speed”.