Tag: blogging

  • Tweeting to preserve history

    Tweeting to preserve history

    I suppose Twitter still has its good use cases. Tweeting to preserve history isn’t one of them. I came across this fascinating Twitter thread by Marina Amaral about the Sami people, who’ve been living in what’s now Finland for thousands of years: The thread runs for several tweets, and it includes wonderful resources such as […]

  • Blogging is the antidote to social media woes

    Blogging is the antidote to social media woes

    I like this approach, it’s what I’ve been doing for a little while now: If you are frustrated with the state of social networks, I recommend blogging more. I love seeing new blogs and photo blogs just as we’re having a serious debate in the mainstream about social networks. The way out isn’t easy, but […]

  • Should Tumblr be the next Twitter? I hope not.

    Should Tumblr be the next Twitter? I hope not.

    I can’t help but think that Jeremy Gordon’s call for people to return to Tumblr after abandoning Twitter misses the point a bit. But on Tumblr, people could go on for at long as they needed to, a valuable tool for posters who could actually justify it. (And I use the past tense here in […]

  • Om Malik: showing us how it’s done

    Om Malik: showing us how it’s done

    Dave Winer paid tribute to Om Malik on Twitter. I shared my perspective in reply and it seemed wrong to leave my response just as a tweet so I thought I’d re-post my response here too.

  • How to Indiewebify your site

    How to Indiewebify your site

    Richard MacManus has an introductory post about IndieWebifying his blog and I think I’m going to dig into the process a little more and add more IndieWeb elements to my site.

  • Mobile blogging shouldn’t be this hard in 2017

    Is it just me or is mobile blogging still much harder than it should be in 2017? Why is it still such a convoluted process to quote something, easily add links and publish something appetising from a mobile device? Or maybe I’m just using the wrong tools …

  • Online publishing will not die if Medium fails

    Online publishing will not die if Medium fails

    Medium has pivoted again and its success could hold the key for a more sustainable online publishing industry. Even if it fails, it won’t mean the death of publishing.

  • 6 December is my Social Anniversaries Day

    6 December is my Social Anniversaries Day

    Today is a day of social anniversaries. It is the 10th anniversary of me joining Facebook and, more significantly, the 12th anniversary of this blog.