Six Of One, Half-A-Dozen Of The Other

As social networks emerged, China approached with caution. The government only allowed a few key players to come forth ( Baidu, Weibo, Tencent ). The caution being rooted in the unknown power it had of mobilizing the masses. The solution was in hindering social...
‘Your Son Almost Became a Hashtag’

‘Your Son Almost Became a Hashtag’

Anyone ever watched the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ or ‘I Love Lucy’ late at night? Maybe not, but we’re all aware of the premise. A better time, and older time. A time when you’d ask your neighbour for a cup of sugar, when you could leave a door unlocked, when ‘us’ vs...

What is The New Interconnectedness?

Not long ago social media entered our lives ushering in a new interconnectedness the likes the world had never seen. We connected with neighbors, colleagues, forgotten friends we’d not seen in years. We shared images, updates, opinions, and eventually...

300 Milliseconds: The Quest for True Optimisation

In the early 70’s there was a rule in computing which stated that 2 seconds was the longest amount of time allowable between entry and response of a protocol while using a computer. This ‘user response’ time was universally accepted as the time it takes a person to...