We're now a couple of weeks into the new year and it's an exciting time for several key Internet technologies. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are enjoying an almost Dot Com level of hype right now, while Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality continue to impress. I covered all of this and more
Every December I write a blog post looking back at the leading technology trends of the year. I first started doing this in 2004, when Read/Write Web was my personal blog. That was also the year "Web 2.0" was named, denoting the trend of using the Web as a platform.
Every week I write a technology column for Stuff, New Zealand's largest news media website. In a recent column, I wrote about controlling your social media diet. It struck a chord with many people.
The problem is that social media is addictive and - to continue the diet metaphor - full
I've written five articles over the past month on Stuff, New Zealand's largest news website. By far the most contentious was my column on Twitter, about how the tone of conversation on Twitter has gone from banal to brutal over the past decade. The point I was trying to make
My weekly columns on Stuff, New Zealand's biggest news website, continue to generate interesting comments on the site and good feedback on social media. Last month we had a general election in New Zealand, so a couple of my columns focused on the tech policies of the major parties. Since
In July I started a new column at Stuff, New Zealand's largest news website. As well as appearing online, my weekly columns sometimes make it into The Dominion Post (look out for it every Wednesday, in the Technology section).
My columns have been getting a lot of comments on the Stuff
Last week I finished the second draft of my next science fiction novel. My goal now is to find a publisher for it, which probably means I'll need to find a literary agent. If I don't manage to do either, then I'll go down the self-publishing route again. But I'd
I've just spent an inordinate amount of time creating an archive of all my past online writing work, in particular of the tech blog I founded ReadWriteWeb. I thought I'd outline my reasons for doing this, and why I ended up relying heavily on the Internet Archive instead of the
Colin, you hit the nail on the head. The IndieWeb community has done brilliant work over the years, but I think 2017 is the year to make it easier for "the users" to tap into these Open Web technologies too. It feels quite similar to 2003/04 in that way.
Yesterday I wrote a post about blogrolls. I published it on AltPlatform, the new tech blog I recently started with my old ReadWriteWeb friend Emre Sokullu. It was the second post in a series I'm doing about IndieWebifying my personal website. I got some great responses, which I'm going to