I take a nostalgic trip back to 2007-11, when Tumblr, Soup.io, FriendFeed and other microblogging apps roamed the web. Also: are activity streams poised…

February 2023

I look back on a forgotten age in social media, when you checked-in to a place 100 times and took photos of your huevos rancheros 🍳 🫘 β˜•

January 2023

What was it like using Flickr in early Web 2.0, in the age of digital cameras and before Instagram changed everything? πŸ“Έ
I interviewed one of the creators of David Bowie's 1998 web portal, BowieNet.

June 2022

How emerging tech trends in the 2020s β€” especially the metaverse, aka 3D internet β€” will change the way we perceive the world and ourselves.

February 2022

Looking at the state of the mobile internet, present and past πŸ“² Why? Partly because Facebook wants its metaverse to be like the mobile internet.
Thoughts on a pre-internet era. Plus notes on Wordle, Pono, Twitter's algo, Facebook headwinds, and more.

January 2022

Web 2.0 developers continue to be skeptical of Web3 and crypto. But that doesn't make it any less fascinating to dive into 🀿
Twitter, Facebook and McDonalds go all-in on NFTs.
Experiment your way to the future β€” how I'm looking at NFTs, with thanks to the iPhone launch of 2007 and David Bowie.
What Instagram πŸ“Έ and FarmVille πŸ„ tell us about where social networks are headed.

December 2021

From the metaverse to an orb that scans your retina and pays you cryptocurrency in return, these were the tech stories that defined 2021.