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 …

Rethink

I quit using Facebook several years ago, but I still like Twitter for getting instant news and for keeping up with specific people that share interests, or who I think I can just learn something from. There are a lot of smart and interesting people in the world. Still, I need a change this upcoming Read More …

Elsewhere

I don’t seem to be a very prolific writer. When I write something for another site, it generally means this one suffers (and it’s not like I get more than a post or two per month out anyway). Recently I wrote a review of AT&T’s new DIRECTV Now streaming live TV service for MyMac.com. It 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 …