Redefining media dynamics in the age of social media*

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Consider Social Media


In the days leading up to Brexit Day, Boris Johnson broke “with long-standing tradition” and chose to keep broadcasters from recording his message. Instead, as Jon Williams from Ireland’s national broadcasting service observed above, the PM used social media as his primary channel for sending the message out. Now, Johnson hasn’t had Read more…

Logged writing

Lately, there’s been some buzz about reviving the practice of blogging. Warren Ellis has posted about it, as has Chuck Wendig, and a bunch of other people, I’m sure. There seems to be a growing collective awareness of how ephemeral social media can be, and how devastating that can be Read more…

Learning UX design basics

Last week, I tuned in to General Assembly’s Intro to UX Design livestream for Asia-Pacific audiences. Technical hiccups aside, it was a good overview of what UX design is and what the work of a UX designer entails. The talk addressed key questions like: What is UX design? What does Read more…

Futures Within Our Grasp

Pokémon GO has been all over the news since its launch, talked up everywhere from NPR and Forbes to regional and local news sites. Even my old law school blockmates have been posting about it on Facebook (Law students agog over a gaming app! Imagine that.), which isn’t surprising considering the Read more…

Beer Tales

Two interesting stories popped up on my various feeds this week, and it just so happened that they were about beer. The Chemical is Cultural First, an article from Science Alert about the discovery of the oldest known brewery in China. Two points in particular caught my attention. First, this: Read more…