The split economy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Split economy The split economy is used a term differentiate from the sharing economy. I first heard of it on the Robin Hood Snacks Daily podcast. The sharing economy has been discussed ad infinitum and is very popular. It encompasses high growth businesses like AirBnB, Uber and DoorDash. The split economy is used to differentiate… Continue reading The split economy

Digital sustainability

Reading Time: 2 minutes Digital sustainability Wunderman Thompson Intelligence highlighted digital sustainability as a trend. The internet is the seventh biggest polluter in the world. Data centres energy consumption is comparable to that of the largest ships. Web designers have been looking to do their part by designing leaner, faster web pages that take up less memory. Samsung is… Continue reading Digital sustainability

User domestication

Reading Time: 2 minutes User domestication was an interesting phrase that I noticed in an essay about the growth of WhatsApp. In the essay the author highlighted a number of factors in WhatsApp’s success: Having a proprietary messaging client that didn’t support industry standards for messaging such as the XMPP protocol supported by Google Talk. (Google later abandoned the… Continue reading User domestication