Tag Archives: Social media

The rebirth of RSS?

By | June 29, 2013

This is a column written for the BBC World Service (here’s the show.). Views are my own, and do not represent those of my employer, Thomson Reuters.  I’ve been wrong about a lot of things, but I’ve been particularly wrong about something called RSS. RSS is a simple standard, dreamed up during the halcyon days of the social… Read More »

Malaysiakini’s office

By | May 5, 2013

An unprepossessing corner building near Bangsar station, wedged between a body shop and a long-distance bus pickup. There’s usually a guy fast asleep in the doorway. There’s a sticker on the door saying “Please press button marked Button” or somesuch.  Related Posts:Office of the Future January 25, 2013 How to Not Sweat the Mobile Office April 19, 2010… Read More »

Social Media Phishing Hazards

By | October 8, 2011

As usual, I feel we’re not being smart enough about the way that scammers improve their skills. We demand everything to be easier, and they just reap the winnings. What they’re exploiting is the fact that we use a lot of different services (twitter, email, Facebook), and services within services (those which use those primary services as authorisation—in… Read More »

Locking Users In the Smart Way

By | July 7, 2011

I was directed to this excellent piece, A Victim Treats His Mugger Right : NPR, via Facebook last night.  And it made me realise how publishers don’t make the most of that kind of referral. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that nowadays we tend to get more and more of our reading from peer suggestions like this. Navigating News… Read More »