Category: The Internet & Media

  • My Time on the Internet

    Just a few days ago I deleted my last remaining social media account – well almost, more on that later* – leaving this blog/website as pretty much the defacto ‘source of me’ on the internet. That got me thinking back to how long I’ve been ‘on the internet’ so I tried to put together a […]

  • The Message in the Medium

    Just finished reading The Medium and the Message by Marshall McLuhan. A few sections struck me in particular: Moderator: What do you suggest as alternatives that we offer instead of the search for identity through violence? McLuhan: Dialogue. The alternative to violence is dialogue, which is a kind of encounter interface with others, people and […]

  • Joe Rogan Sells to Spotify

    Podcaster Joe Rogan has sold his immensely popular podcast to Spotify: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/may/24/spotify-podcast-deal-the-joe-rogan-experience From the article: “By requiring Rogan’s listeners to use the Spotify app to tune in, the company gains far deeper data about who, when and where their audiences are; that, in turn, can be fed through to advertisers, who are more likely to […]

  • Facebook Lets You See All the Data Collected on You

    Facebook has launched a new tool to let you see all the data that’s been collected on you both on – and interestingly enough – off the platform. Facebook knows what you’re doing on other sites and in real life. This tool lets you see what it knows about you. I haven’t had a personal […]

  • Drowning in Oceans of Data

    Gerry McGovern presents us with some facts to ponder regarding all this data we’re constantly accruing. He compares the amount of data we’re currently amassing to what its equivalent would be as paper in his post Data Expands to Fill the Space Available. I’ll cut right to the spoiler: Let’s say an average tree produces […]