• My Twitter Rules

    I recently saw a Tweet by a runner called Peter Sagal who outlined his “Rules of Twitter”. In response to narrowly spread demand, here are my Rules of Twitter. Note that each was learned by violating it repeatedly over the years, so don’t bother going back in my feed to find contradictions… trust me, I […]

  • On making an anti-social network

    Building a niche social network seems like an exciting prospect at first, but it only takes a little thought to realise that it's a bad idea.

  • Websites without photos

    Examples of websites that use no, or very few photos, simplifying design choices, and making them super fast.

  • Short-form all the things!

    Seth Godin blogs 5 times a day but doesn't use Twitter. I love my blog but I need to try to keep short-form. How can I better achieve that?

  • Facebook’s Flaws

    After minimising my Facebook presence and deleting all my Instagram photos I wanted to explain a bit more why I’ve done those things. I’m finding it quite hard to articulate succinctly, but I’ll give it a go anyway. I know that Instagram have backtracked on their new terms and conditions around what they will do […]

  • Instagone

    While I’ve not quite left the Facebook-owned Instagram, I have downloaded all my photos using the very helpful Instaport service. To Instagram’s credit, they form quite a nice little snapshot of a brief period of life. Most of them are here for your perusal (should you choose to indulge me) and my own reminiscing.

  • Directing our energies

    I can’t help but think that, if all the Instagram rage (including my own) was actually, say, poverty rage or climate change rage or… Hmm.

  • Consolidating the Networks

    So it seems like the fuss about Instagram’s Terms and Conditions was over-hyped. It always seemed that way. But it has pushed me over a tipping point anyway. Yesterday and today have seen me starting to process of deleting data from Facebook and Instagram, and seriously considering what other social networking accounts I have.

  • A Fresh Paint of Coat

    Oh, bother, I said that wrong didn’t I? Well, here we are. After being pushed over the edge of dumping some social media services by Instagram’s latest terms and conditions, I’ve decided to focus more on the blog here. So, I’ve given it a fresh look, installed some whizzy new plugins, and…well…we’ll see how long […]