The New York Times has been a pointy edge of the coverage on Facebook, Google and Big Tech domination of our daily lives. They have often presented (relentless) wonderful reporting only to counterbalance it with hyperbolic opinions. As a subscriber, who is (happily and) willingly paying for his digital subscription, I am at liberty to … Continue reading New York Times & Digital Double Standards
Less than a fortnight ago, the proverbial airwaves and media web were falling all over themselves, chastising Facebook and its data addiction, which allowed the company to amass data on over two billion people. The insidious impact of the data and Facebook was all the object of moral outrage.
Fast forward to this week, all that has been conveniently forgotten – replaced by happy, shiny headlines from Facebook’s annual festival of self-aggrandization, F8. Add to that an earnings report that sent Wall Street into raptures and pushed the stock higher, not too far from its all-time high of about $194 a share. Morality and ethics have no place in this perpetual profit machine. Continue reading “Yesterday’s Terabyte”
Here is my selection of some articles that I found interesting. They will make for good reading this weekend or any other time really. Continue reading “What’s worth reading today”
“Truly effective poster advertising like this improves the urban environment and brightens the viewer’s day by its presence,” writes Paul Belford, praising the campaign that is now ubiquitous across the world. The article was published over a year ago, but I think it still is very valid. FWIW, I dream of being featured in this campaign!
There is no denying that I am obsessed with Instagram. I check the app as often as I drink water, which is a lot. As a wannabe photographer, it is a source of inspiration: I love looking at perfectly curated lives of people, things and places. I ignore the harsh reality that perfection is almost … Continue reading Instagram Ads: Too much?