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An interesting day of self-reflection regarding digitised life..

An interesting day of self-reflection regarding digitised life… after only 24 hours, I’m already loving my new robot vacuum. I always said I’d never have a (human) cleaner but apparently I’m OK with robots doing the jobs I don’t want to? Is that OK? Where does that end?

With users increasingly understanding ‘private mode’ in mode

With users increasingly understanding ‘private mode’ in modern browsers, why don’t Facebook use the same analogy to offer a toggleable mode for discreet Facebook activity? They could still collect data but enable peer-to-peer privacy/anonymity/pseudonymity? #digidentities

Convenience so often trumps effort in this capitalist world. The

Convenience so often trumps effort in this capitalist world. The #Facebook/#CambridgeAnalytica ‘scandal’ merely exposes what many users really know but ignore. Rather than delete Facebook we need greater transparency, proper taxation and full accountability of the service.

In-between semesters, I’m so glad I finally got round to reading

In-between semesters, I’m so glad I finally got round to reading Negroponte’s ‘Being Digital’. Slightly shameful I’d not read it before. Absolutely mind-blowing vision and foresight. Eerily accurate in places alongside my current digital sociology explorations.

Excellent Orwell Lecture in the North last night. Grayson Perry

Excellent Orwell Lecture in the North last night. Grayson Perry presents with such fantastic character and perspective. I liked his condensing of social media to “LOLs, Feels & Woke”. Don’t be a diaphobe. Talk to people about it. @Alan_Measles @sheffielduni