Bird vs. Elephant

I don’t think it’s any surprise to anyone that social media in general has issues, and Twitter has been roundly castigated lately for its stance on third-party clients and Jack’s tone deafness in general.1 The answer for some people is Mastodon, which describes itself as “social networking, back in your hands”. I joined Mastodon in Read More …

Peachy scambots

Peach is weird, but I like it. A lot of people from “tech Twitter” (I kind of hate that term) all signed up to grab their usernames, as they are wont to do; maybe the new social network will last, probably it won’t, but who wants some loser misusing their name? Still, I’ve been seeing Read More …

Just be yourself

The internet is a weird place. On it, truly world famous human beings can speak their minds to millions of followers, and nobodies like myself can use the exact same services and methods to say whatever we like, albeit to much lesser effect. I’m never going to reach a fraction of the people that even Read More …

The Brook vs. the Tsunami

If you’ve ever stopped and considered how you consume media, either on the Internet or in print, you’ll enjoy Episode 8 of The Periodicalist, a podcast hosted by Glenn Fleishman all about the future of publishing. Glenn’s guest on this episode is Tom Standage of The Economist, a magazine which has carefully crafted itself as Read More …

Flipping Flipboard

I’ve always enjoyed Flipboard, a brilliantly designed news magazine for iOS, Android, and Windows phone. The appeal is twofold: the clean, appealing design, as mentioned, and the fact it uses a myriad of sources for articles, to which you can additionally plug in your own various social media accounts. This past week, Flipboard announced their Read More …