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Month: January 2018

Google’s shift from narrow casting to broadcasting.

Google’s shift from narrow casting to broadcasting.

Earlier this week Google decided that it would shift from subsidising narrowcasting content makers to favouring "broadcasters". This was demonstrated with their shift towards rewarding content creators with higher requirements. In order to be a youtube partner, you need people to have viewed 4000hrs worth of content and have over 1000 subscribers. A few years ago when you browsed Youtube you would easily browse through hundreds of videos before finding content worth watching. You would then browse and find more…

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Gutenburg WordPress plugin

Gutenburg WordPress plugin

The Gutenburg Press Plugin provides a new way to write blog posts. Rather than write as if a blog post was a single block of text it breaks it up into segments or "presses"  A few weeks ago a Gutenburg Press was brought to the Palais wilson and we had the opportunity to experiment with printing our own Universal Declaration of Human rights as part of the UDHR 70 event. In Gutenberg's day you would have to typeset every letter…

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A theoretical Seven Minute Workout a day

A theoretical Seven Minute Workout a day

Seven Minute Workout for 36 days For about six weeks I have been trying to do at least one seven-minute workout every single day. I eventually fell out of the habit for a few days because I had to fight a little virus. I’m feeling better again. Time to see if I can beat my old maximum of 36 days. At least one circuit a day The Seven-minute app I was playing with is by Perigee. The app provides you…

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A book on Sleep and Sleep Tracking Apps

A book on Sleep and Sleep Tracking Apps

Why We Sleep Sleep is something that we do almost every day and yet explore it only superficially. We either say “I should go to sleep” or “I wish I had slept longer”. Recently I read “Why We Sleep”. It’s an interesting book because it explores the topic in such depth. I learned that birds sleep on power lines and the birds on the right and the left of the group are sleeping with one eye open. Half of their…

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Finding time for Long-Form Writing and Other Pursuits.

Finding time for Long-Form Writing and Other Pursuits.

Finding time for Long Form Writing This morning I read twenty percent of a book whilst sitting in the car waiting for shops to open. In the process I occasionally looked up to see private jets and airlines fly over me. A few years ago in the same situation I would have been staring at my phone. I would have been refreshing twitter and Facebook looking for conversations. These days social media marketers and others are using social media as…

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