50 Million buckets of bullsh*t

As someone who uses Facebook’s data as the basis for targeting advertising campaigns, I’ve found the Cambridge Analytica story quite interesting. However, what I can’t get my head around is the numbers that are being thrown around. Particularly the “up to 50 million” number that keeps appearing. The backstory, in case you’ve been living under […]

Are we having fun yet?

It’s sometimes difficult to fathom out just how much the world has changed in the last 10 years.  The web is ubiquitous.  Our computers are no longer a beige box hidden away in the corner, they’re in our hands, our pockets, and our TV sets.  Everything is on demand: technologies are shifting so quickly and […]

Can we start using HTML5 now?

It’s 15 years in December since the specification for HTML 4 was published by the W3C.  That’s a long time, and the web has changed quite a bit since then which is why in 2004, the W3C started work on the specification for HTML5, although like any community driven decision making process, it’s now 8 […]

Abiding themes 9 / Power to the People

There is no denying that the increase in the ability of individuals to communicate through social media channels has allowed greater freedom of expression, and given people a stronger voice than they have had before.  With Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, the opinion of a single person can be transmitted around the world almost instantly, and […]

Abiding Themes 8 / Increasing Website Speed

Back in March when it was announced that Larry Page would be taking the reigns at Google as CEO there was an interesting profile about him in Wired Magazine that had a lot of focus on his obsession with measuring things.  Google itself has always been fast, eschewing flashy design in favour of functionality, and with […]