Fighting Facebook et al.

Fighting Facebook takes many forms. As they threaten so many parts of our society, our response has to be diversified. Molly Lambert writing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mollylambert/status/1189229640692518912?s=20 Brent Simmons response goes in the same vein I mine. It is a matter of choice and willingness. Big corporations like Facebook not only are a challenge for democracy,... Continue Reading →

This is my home

I came across this post recently about having a personal blog: At the risk of sounding religious about this, and maybe I am, our personal websites are our temples. They remain the one space on the internet where we decide how we are introduced to friends, potential employees and strangers. It’s a place where we... Continue Reading →

@Jack, Twitter: Bravo!

https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952 Please, read the thread which explains the decision I applaud this decision by Twitter's CEO. It is precisely what the doctor ordered. Look at the likes and retweets count from his followers. It is clear people are approving this move. It is not only about being able to put money behind, but it is... Continue Reading →

Losing Control

We may have lost control of our democracy because we lost control of Facebook. In light of recent appearances of Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, how can we have faith in this guy? This is very troubling and nobody seams to known what to do next to fix this. Facebook is the symbol of algorithm based... Continue Reading →

Food for Thoughts

Sometimes, while listening to the news, while surfing on news sites or even reading my Twitter feed, I get the feeling that the third world war as begun. This time, this hate is translated with words, not arms. Results are as devastating.

Still Relevant Today

https://youtu.be/A8dUExqjNog I hope you chose to look at the clip before reading the following observations. It is not too late, come back later for my observations. I took out a few powerful words from this clip which are: Back to the basics. Greats products. Great marketing. Great distribution. Not enough focus. Much simpler. Much better.... Continue Reading →

Is JPEG the new MP3?

As good as smartphones can be at taking pictures, as good as they can render a certain reality, are smartphones just the new MP3 players? Is JPEG the new MP3? The fact is that most of those pictures taken by our smartphones are mostly consumed on the small screen. For the vast majority of people,... Continue Reading →

On Tracking People

Thought of the day: Imagine if we could replicate in real-world what it looks like to be tracked online. For each script embedded in a web page, we have a real person with a notepad following you everywhere you choose to go. This would include people listening to your conversations. Certain websites can have more... Continue Reading →

Courage

I’m back from a weekend at Mont-Tremblant where an Ironman competition took place. A friend of mine was among the competitors. For those who don’t know what an Ironman is, here is a summary. The competition begins with 3.8 Km of swimming in a lake followed by 180 km of biking, and the last part is a... Continue Reading →

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