The Universal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkCwFkOZoOY The Internet, depending on who you believe, is either the Best or Worst place on Earth. You can find instructions on how to make almost anything, the history of the Planet, what words mean in hundreds of languages. It is teeming with brilliance and productivity, or is a cesspool of anger, resentment and danger. … Continue reading The Universal

Why

To kick-start my Internet Month, it seemed like a good idea to start asking questions of the place in which we all live. I'll be honest, it has begun better than could possibly have been expected. https://twitter.com/AlternativeChat/status/1003728652163481600 Reading my feed today, someone made the comment that generalising about the bad in people seems to have … Continue reading Why

Oh, Joy

As a writer, there are days when knowing what to write is a tough ask. I can remember weeks when I was paid to produce words about one subject where finding an angle to cover was nigh-on impossible, and there'd be lots of frustrated staring at a blank screen, hoping inspiration would be forthcoming. Then … Continue reading Oh, Joy

The Fix

Yesterday, after someone popped up on my  Twitter feed that I had blocked, I went on a bit of an impromptu exploration of my account. What I found made me stop and think about how Twitter has changed in the last few years, and that those of use using the platform for promotion purposes need … Continue reading The Fix

GSME #24 :: Stupid Girl

On Friday, I did something stupid, and paid the price by being soundly roasted to a crisp on Social media. What did I learn from this? Thing number one is that if you decide to start a fight, the benefits can initially appear more sensational than the personal trauma that results: At its peak, my … Continue reading GSME #24 :: Stupid Girl

GSME #23 :: Big Log

So, I should have done this a long time ago, on reflection. This is the true measure of progress since Twitter reset its UI in the Summer. In four months, I have picked up one new follower. This is what happens when you systematically remove the elements that exist within Social media whose sole purpose … Continue reading GSME #23 :: Big Log

GSME #22 :: Too Much

Apologies, it's been a few weeks, and I've not been giving Social media the attention it once had, at least in terms of numbers. There's a couple of reasons for this, and it is probably not a bad idea at this point to break those issues down. After what was eight months of pretty much … Continue reading GSME #22 :: Too Much