I’m back

Well, at least I am going to use this platform to describe a few things I have been thinking about and working while I look for work in Sydney. A few years ago, I was busy doing work for the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong,...

The News will follow us

I woke up this morning, feeling a little more groggy than usual. I could have slept more, but a voice from the other room started to fill my apartment. It got louder and finally entered my room, announcing that things were changing on Twitter. My eyes opened a little...

Facebook does not understand friendship

As we further hand over the management of our social relationships to Facebook, perhaps we need to pause for a moment and consider whether Facebook understands friendship. To begin with, when you meet someone for the first time, the only thing you know about them is...

holy crap, my world is flat!

This realization has crept upon me. Even though I’ve talked about the flatness of information structures before, I’m seeing a strong pattern emerge which is, well, kind of blowing my mind. Keep in mind, I am a serious structuralist. I spent endless hours as a kid...