Month: March 2018

Misc

Rail v Road During Holidays: Compare and Contrast

The above press release dropped into my inbox the other day.* It’s from Highways England, and is of the sort that is regularly...

Internet, Technology

Facebook Pixel Tracking

This morning Nieman Lab had a really good piece asking whether if there was a certain amount of hypocrisy coming from certain news...

Internet, Technology

Is Netflix Quite As Smart As Everyone Says It Is?

That’s possibly a provocative title, but I’ve come to the conclusions that while Netflix is very good at some things, I’m...

Internet, Politics, Technology

Examining My Facebook Downloads

One very good consequence of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story is that a lot of people are discovering the surprisingly large amount...

Politics, Technology

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

I’ve been following the stories surrounding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook for some months now, and in recent days, following...

Media

The Business Models of MoviePass and cPass

Over the weekend, a new company raised its heads above the parapets. cPass is a new subscription cinema going scheme that allows members to...

Internet, Media, TV

Netflix: $8 Billion and 700 NEW Shows?

How much programming is Netflix actually making? The answer is a lot, but I think that the widely reported numbers are a little misleading....

Photography, Video

Snow and Mist

Snow and Mist from Adam Bowie on Vimeo. The country has been covered with snow for the last week or so, but it’s not straightforward...

TV

On Sky Q, Netflix and BARB

Note: This is a subject likely to be of even more niche interest than many of my other blogs here. You have been warned! Yesterday Sky...