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,...

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...

Eventual inconsistency

A friend just sent me a link on ‘Eventual consistency’, a term used to describe a problem of syncing data between cloud servers. This was in response to some bizarre behaviour I have been noticing in Facebook. The term itself, eventual consistency, reminded me of...