Category Archives: Digital culture

Weak signals (Digital v Human)

      A few things I’ve noticed recently. First my own behaviour. I never listen to voicemails nowadays – it takes too long. Second, have you noticed how few websites are now giving you the option to print an … Continue reading

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Digital v Human (trust metrics)

Now this is a digital development that I do like!

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Digital risks

I don’t know if you saw an article in the Sunday Times (UK) last weekend about babies being given iPads? According to Prof Annette Karmiloff-Smith from Birkbeck College: “children who are given the computers will show better signs of development, … Continue reading

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Avoid Humans

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Digital communication – on a higher level

                I’ll have to find somewhere to add this to the book. I’ve just been reading Harper’s magazine (US) May 2015 issue. On page 24 there’s a small feature about Instapray, an app … Continue reading

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Digital Versus Human

This is too good not to use in some way. I was watching Channel 4 news last night (I almost never do) and there was an interesting piece on the Innocence Project in the USA, specifically a piece about Ricky … Continue reading

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Are Our Communications Killing Our Ability to Communicate?

  Crowd of One is an interesting book by John Henry Clippinger, a senior fellow at the Beckman Centre for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. One of the central thoughts of the book is that people only become … Continue reading

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Lost Connection

                  The world is more talkative now than at any time in its history, but this is increasingly at the expense of meaningful conversation. We are talking at rather than to each … Continue reading

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The death of conversation

This is worth a look, if only for the photographs. Huffington Post – Impact of smartphones

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Are we confusing connectivity with communication?

  I’d like to talk about talking. About six years ago I was in a restaurant at Bondi Beach. Just as the menus arrived so did a couple in their twenties. They were seated at the window table opposite and … Continue reading

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