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
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
More thoughts on current tech. Trigger warning, these basic questions and points may cause offense. These thoughts were initially a Facebook post, but deserve further sharing. Too many academics are rushing toward this shining hill of gilded future promises. But should they?Read More
This morning I woke up and listened to the excellent BBC world service documentary ‘Dark Patterns’. It’s 27 minutes of your ti...Read More