Posts Tagged: 'internet'

Tidying Up

Earlier this week I found myself looking at posts I published 10 years ago and noticed a few missing videos. “I’ll just sort those out” it thought, and ended up revisiting every single post in the 15 year history of this blog. Most of the videos just needed updating to https versions – nice and Continue Reading

Distraction Sickness

“Just look around you — at the people crouched over their phones as they walk the streets, or drive their cars, or walk their dogs, or play with their children. Observe yourself in line for coffee, or in a quick work break, or driving, or even just going to the bathroom. Visit an airport and Continue Reading

Dilbert Nails It Again

Other People’s Moments

You’re fucking swimming in everyone else’s moments, likes, and tweets and during these moments of consumption you are coming to believe that their brief interestingness to others makes it somehow relevant to you and worth your time. — Michael Lopp

Ten Years

October marked the tenth anniversary of this blog, and of the many iterations and designs it has been through. I remember being excited when I heard about new blogging platforms such as Blogger, as they felt like a move back to the web as it had been envisaged by Tim-Berners Lee, and that entranced me Continue Reading

MK Geek Night – 2012

I deliberately omitted one of the biggest highlights of last year from my 2012 post as it deserves a post all of its own. When Richard and I launched MK Geek Night I don’t think either of us honestly expected it would grow as quickly as it has. We went from the idea of a Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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”.