Posts Tagged: Social Media
Ian Bogost’s Atlantic article I Wrote This on a 30-Year-Old Computer was written entirely on an 30 year old Macintosh SE and makes for a fascinating trip down memory lane and back to the future. There’s much to think about in the article, but one line really stood out to me: Computing was an accompaniment to life, Continue Reading
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
“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
I’m reading You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier, this passage really resonated with me.
I love this video from InstagramHusband.com; whilst it looks at the loneliness of the Instagram Husband, I’ve seen as many of these Instagram clichés from men as women. I particularly like the scene that shows the single most annoying Instagram cliché: the shot of lifestyle accessories on wooden background shot from directly above ideally including small batch artisanal coffee. Continue Reading
Black Mirror White Christmas is the latest drama in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series, and it’s superb. Charlie Brooker is possibly most famous for his acerbic comedy shows such as Screen Wipe, but Black Mirror shows he is a great science fiction writer. Brooker has a brilliant view of the possible near/alternate future and it’s technology, Continue Reading