Ello seems to have captured everyone’s attention with the promise of a better social network that addresses the challenges facing Facebook for many users. I don’t have access to Ello yet but based on what I can glean from the Ello site, it isn’t anything to get excited about. Here is an extract from my…… Continue reading Ello, good-bye. Stick to @Path or settle for Facebook.
I think it is possible to be so connected online and be lonely at the same time. We connect to so many people, call so many people "friends" who probably aren't. Although we have hundreds or thousands of "friends", can we meaningfully share our intimate moments, fears and challenges when they could betray insecurities when… Continue reading Our hyperconnected social Web can be a desperately lonely place
I’ve been rethinking the value of a centralised and hosted social network like Facebook and Google+ for personal sharing lately. Maybe the kids are on to something with messaging apps as their main way to share stuff with each other? I have this sense that networks like Facebook and Google+ (although Google+ is a little…… Continue reading The future of my personal sharing habits
Forbes has an interesting article in which is raises the seemingly perennial question about Google+: why should “ordinary” users care about Google+? The point that no-one is using Google+ isn’t really a good one, however you measure Google+ users, there are a substantial number of people using the service. The challenge is more the composition…… Continue reading While we are wondering why ordinary users should use Google+