The End of my Micro.blog Experiment

My numeric life is full of experiments. Micro.blog is one of them but it is coming to an end. There, I said it: bye-bye micro.blog. Here is why I’m leaving the microblogging platform very soon. My minimalist presence on Micro.blog What is it, anyway? According to @MacGenie, a prominent user of the microblogging platform: The... Continue Reading →

Life

Here is a more personal blog post. I don't know where it will go from this very moment. My time spent here has been on the decline for a while. I'm not sure that I have full control of my life right now. In recent weeks, my very old parents were more demanding because of... Continue Reading →

Leave of Absence from the Real World

Here is an interesting thought from Jenny Judge writing on Medium "Tech Has Drained the Reality Out of Our Real Lives" (emphasis is mine): But the inescapable shoddiness of our amateur photographs served an important purpose, beyond the obvious one of discouraging narcissism, and it was this: Through its very mediocrity, each image told us... Continue Reading →

A Touching but Troubling Ad

For a few years now, Apple releases an ad during the Thanksgiving week. Every time, Apple moves our emotions and shows they can touch our soul with simple and short movies. This year is no exception. Have a look for yourself. https://youtu.be/LDeRyyDrS40 As touching this ad can be, I find it to be troublesome. On... Continue Reading →

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 →

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