On Wednesday I was getting on my bike, when my kneecap briefly rotated around the side of my knee. It was seriously painful, and I keeled over, bike with me, and my bike frame landed on my hurt knee. Ouch. I got picked up (literally, I was in the road) by some kind strangers and […]
There’s an interesting article here entitled Audience vs. Traffic. It’s about how engagement is more important that hits, and has an interesting point on the newspaper industry as well. I’ve said this before, but as we get more sophisticated ways to measure engagement things will change.
I Don’t Have Impostor Syndrome
I almost feel like I shouldn’t admit this – it’s something all grad students are supposed to have (as far as I can make out), I had a talk about it in my first week and it’s come up since then too. I’m not belittling it, and I know it’s something a lot of grad […]
The Great Firewall of China
I’m writing this from beyond the Great Firewall of China. Twitter went down two weeks ago. Facebook went down a couple of days later. There’s rioting going on and the irony is – if I didn’t want to know why Facebook and Twitter were down I probably never would have known anything about it. It’s […]
The Indecision of Crowds
At the moment, I’m reading The Wisdom of Crowds. It’s a really interesting book, all about how crowds can organize themselves to achieve great things… and how sometimes they organize themselves in such a way that things go horrifyingly wrong. I picked this book to read next in part because of an experience I had […]