Instagram: we need to talk about fakes

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve noticed these kind of accounts popping up on Instagram over the past few months. Interesting shots probably re-grammed from the brands marketing materials or a magazine shoot. Going through to the site…. Great site design. Only the URL and the prices give it away as fake goods. For those who aren’t as sophisticated Facebook … Read moreInstagram: we need to talk about fakes

Charlie Stross at the Chaos Computer Club conference

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting lens on history, predictions and futurology by science fiction writer Charlie Stross. Culture has a role (and attendant responsibility) in shaping the direction of technology. Stross’ talk is an essay on unintended consequences, design, regulation and economics.

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute China’s Guangzhou Tengshi secures further funding to expand automated convenience stores | South China Morning Post – interesting store concept that turns the retail space into a giant vending machine Germany accuses China of using LinkedIn to recruit informants-Sino-US – not terribly surprising brandchannel: Unboxing Boxed: 5 Questions With CMO Jackson Jeyanayagam  – good to … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

You are not safe

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have been catching up on Halt and Catch Fire. It is a fiction based on various aspects of Silicon Valley lore. I have enjoyed watching it immensely to a point. I was especially struck by  episode eight in the third series. One of the main characters in series three hacks his employer and releases … Read moreYou are not safe

The media of me: it’s not about the technology

Reading Time: 5 minutes Wadds came up with 13 theses about media with more than a nod and a wink to The Cluetrain Manifesto. The main thrust of it is that the media model is broken, technology has a lot of the blame at its door. Picking through it are some worthy aspirations, but it was diagnosing symptoms rather … Read moreThe media of me: it’s not about the technology