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Month: March 2015

Pride and media consumption

Pride and media consumption

I enjoyed reading the Unbearable Lightness of Being so much that I read every book by Milan Kundera. I also read every book by Albert Camus because I enjoyed reading La Peste so much. Laura M. Holson wrote an article about “Unplugging without FOMO” which I skimmed after someone on twitter commented on twitter that  and I strongly disagree with this person’s view. It brings us to the conversation about high and low culture. I take the view that media consumption…

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Inner Life of A Cell

Inner Life of A Cell

Sometimes people share interesting videos as animated gifs. When I see these interesting videos I quickly google the search term and find the complete video. I then share it.

Setting up Chromecast

Setting up Chromecast

Setting up Chromecast takes four steps 1. Plug it in 2. Connect to chromecast wifi 3 type appropriate wifi password for home network 4. wait as chromecast updates Now you can use it from your devices. It’s like setting up a gopro camera. If you’ve managed that you can do this-

Headline rating app to encourage useful headline writing.

Headline rating app to encourage useful headline writing.

In future I would like an application or social network that allows me to rate headlines according to whether they are sensationalist, informative, emotional informative or other. The aim of this network or app would be to discourage article writers from re-using the same phrases over and over. It would encourage writers rather than marketers to provide headlines that article readers want to follow. I often see articles that I would find interesting but because of the way the headline…

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Social media, loneliness and isolation.

Social media, loneliness and isolation.

“The pathology of social media is all about loneliness” Social media professionals take the weekend off. Twitter users use hashtags so that their content can be found without being followed. Everything is turned towards discoverability rather than commitment and conversation. Social media practitioners know that people aren’t listening attentively so they repeat and repeat in the hope of a click or two. Hashtags are just a way of pretending that a conversation has had an audience. It doesn’t measure the…

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Audible books and Kindle Unlimited

Audible books and Kindle Unlimited

This year I have set myself the goal of reading 30 books. I am currently on track to reaching that goal. Most of my reading material comes from two sources. Audible.com and amazon.de. What I like about reading books via Audible.com is the freedom it gives me to do something at the same time as people are telling me stories. This habit was born from listening to podcasts while I went for hour long walks. Over time podcasts went down in quality…

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The apple watch will put no one out to pasture. Have you seen how many people from my generation can’t even read books on a kindle? What will put the web out to pasture is the tabloid/gossip magazine style of writing. Too many mainstream media hubs and blogging platforms write for the clueless and emotional portion of the web rather than the informed. There was a time when I would read up to ten thousand tweets a day and spend…

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