I have been quite busy lately, as usual reading a lot, experimenting with new technologies, and—yes—actually working on a few projects for clients. I am even back on Facebook and Insta (See Quitting Facebook & Insta (and Coca Cola)) after about a 4 month hiatus in which I declutte
So I took the plunge, or whatever is the opposite of that, and deactivated both my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I have written a lot about the continued problems with Facebook and will continue to do so. Indeed, it was quite hypocritical of me to keep on logging in to read and pos
These days, it seems like anyone not working at a top tech company—which are increasingly few and dominant—are holding on by the skin of their teeth: just one contract away from economic oblivion. The platforms and their respective companies – Google – Facebook – Ube
The fundamental question of the web is—what is its purpose? To be an almost totally commercial surveillance apparatus—or to follow what Tim Berners-Lee and many academics thought that it is to be, a decidedly un-Facebook-like tool used primarily for education. In that vein, if you eve
Besides security issues discussed in a previous post, other factors are conspiring to stifle and ultimately threaten the viability of the web. These include the much ballyhooed concept of content shock, as well as the notion that somehow, and just possibly, that > . Content shock as a
Sometime after finishing Katherine Losse’s The Boy Kings about the rise of Facebook from her perspective as Mark Zuckerberg’s eventual in-house ghost writer I am still not quite certain of whether she was critical enough of what she witnessed — even according to her
With the Twitter IPO it is worth remembering that even Twitter is just a web page, but I think this notion applies even more to Facebook, as Twitter has pretty much morphed into a utility. I remember working on the redesign of a law firm’s social media strategy, and particularly
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 20 years experience. I have served small, medium, and up to very large clients. These include billion dollar tech companies such as Autodesk and the highest profile production houses like Moment Factory: who worked on the Super Bowl show with Madonna.