Internet

Internet

GDPR

No, I am not asking you to re-sign up to my website. You’re OK. But if you’re based in the EU like me, then you’ve...

Internet

The Redundancy of Imploring Me To Change Things

I regularly receive emails of the following type: Hi, My name is XXXX and I’m writing to you on behalf of YYYY. We have noticed that...

Films, Internet, Media

Netflix, Independent Cinema, and Hollywood’s New Business Model

The other day The Ringer published a piece about Netflix and their original movie strategy. The piece, entitled Netflix and Shrill listed...

Internet

Gaming Google

It’s widely understood that news organisations can find the going quite precarious in this digital age, with a reluctance on the part...

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...

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....

Internet

Administrative Note: HTTPS

I forgot to mention it when I switched it on recently, but this site is now HTTPS enabled. That should mean that in browsers like Chrome...