Twitter history

I am watching the realtime destruction of Twitter by Elon Musk with a strange sense of detachment. After all, I knew that one day Twitter would fall, as with any technology company. And I have some thoughts and I’m going to share them… Because many users of Twitter now have only experienced it as a mature platform, and one in which the banter and collegiality … Continue reading Twitter history

The influencer economy

In my previous post, Radical shifts in the media economy, I spoke of the changes that have arisen in the media landscape, touched upon the democratization of communication, and mentioned the emergence of the influencer economy. Today I am going to delve into the influencer economy and some of its implications for society now and in the future. What is the influencer economy? At its … Continue reading The influencer economy

Truth won’t save us from the Nazis

The world is at a dangerous stage. We are dancing on the edge of a precipice and face the risk that we will be pitched into an authoritarian world that frames itself via extreme racist, misogynistic, and anti-Semitic ideologies. These ideologies are all racist, they are all misogynistic, they are all anti-LGBTQI. They are making common cause with anti-vaccination, and QAnon activists. The mainstream media … Continue reading Truth won’t save us from the Nazis

NBN and telework

There was a recent article in The Australian that discussed the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the possibilities that it opens up for teleworking. However, I do recomend that organisations start to think about how they can measure staff output rather than time sitting at a desk. “Similarly, Kate Carruthers, a leading business technology commentator cautioned that: “Teleworking can be a great benefit on several levels.  … Continue reading NBN and telework