Our long international nightmare of Emoji Frgmentation might be over

6 years ago, I actually proposed this exact idea in an interview. And they mocked it. If nothing else, it told me I didn’t want to work for that company… How 2,000+ random coffee dates changed our company culture

It's not our attention that's being monetised, it's our data

The Centre for Human Technology doesn’t want your attention:

What the Center identifies as the ‘monetization of attention’ is, actually, the extraction of personal data. (Curiously, they do not use the phrase ‘big data’, or ‘your personal data’ anywhere in their website text.) This attention (or, personal data) is extracted from our digital and analog behavior and then is used to profile and target us to sell us lies, misinformation, or worsen our depression by showing us advertising for make-up.

I’m beginning to regret moving One Man & His Blog to WordPress. It’s got so “heavy” that posting increasingly feels like a chore. Maybe it’s time to work on that move to Ghost.

Pretending to be a pirate, but actually fighting a lazy eye.

Blogging: not dead yet.

I find this interview with Kottke to be hard going. I don’t — and possibly can’t — accept the general theme that blogging is “over”. It manifestly isn’t, but perhaps the school of blogging he represents is. And besides, what blogging brings to the internet is too valuable to allow it to die.

It needs to be fought for.

Avast there, me lubbers

Freaky - Twitter appears to be blocking posting of blogspot.co.uk domains (but not blogspot.com):

If I ever write a headline that starts “We need to talk about…” you have my full consent to give me a good slapping.

Pretty sure this ridiculous display of journalistic pettiness and arrogance is symptomatic of the reasons people don’t trust journalism.