All posts in the category: General
It's going to be very interesting what happens to microblogging now, with the apparent chaotic meltdown of 'X', formerly known as Twitter, and the rapid, planned rise of Threads. While I expect Mastodon or other microblogging federated platforms will very likely continue to draw in the older, mor...Read More
Back in 2007, a movement sprang up and immediately gained prominent attention, known as 'the Oil of the 21st Century' (aka Oil21). Their message was that intellectual property would become the most valuable asset of the global internet world. And 16 years later, it's very clear that they were righ...Read More
A time will shortly be upon us when we must decide, make a choice about how we might want our interweb to look and be in the near future and beyond. I think it boils down to a single catch-all choice: who owns the content and interactions of the Internet. This choice isn't new, it's been bubbling up...Read More
This post is about the shifting sands of technology we find ourselves in as simple flesh and bone humans trying to deal with the landscapes of media and information in our datafied lives. Nothing is certain, nothing is permanent. It is actually a bit terrifying.
Web 2, at first seen a...Read More
At the beginning of 2003 I was suddenly made redundant from the music merchandise company I had worked part time at for about nine years. We had no warning, the boss just ran off with all the money, leaving everyone owed £££. It was the end to both a reasonable alt-culture job, but also marks for me...Read More