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Onion: Why Writing a Word Several Times Turns it Into Gobbledegook

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was twelve years old, writing an essay for school. I can’t remember the subject matter but it involved writing  the word ‘onion’ several times. At first it made perfect sense. Then it started looking strange. I totally lost the flavour of the meaning of ‘onion’, that deep, instinctive confirmation that I knew exactly what […]

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Algorithms – Some Are Clever, Others Are a Bit Thick

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Algorithms – they’re everywhere. Some are so clever they take your breath away. Others are surprisingly stupid. Does it matter? In the case of the algorithms that run our world and make decisions about us as individuals, yes. Is machine learning bias adversely affecting your business or your life? Would you even notice? The weird […]

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Mad World – The Latest on Personal Data Privacy

| April 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s all go in data privacy land this week. Here are just three of the stories currently making waves in our digital world. Trump trashes data privacy for US citizens You thought our own ‘Snooper’s Charter’ was bad. Now there’s more. Donald Trump is at the centre of yet another scandal, this time concerning data […]

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First Impressions – Networking on LinkedIn

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I only have time to get involved with one social network at a time. The rest of my day I spend actually generating money. A couple of posts ago I talked about deserting Twitter after six years of fun, to try business-led networking on LinkedIn. A few weeks down the line it’s time for a review. […]

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F**k the News, Stay in Your Echo Chamber, be Happy!

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The news is biased towards negative stories. Is there an alternative? Social media echo chambers are being slammed by experts, but are they really a bad thing?  F**k ‘the news’ – Listen to BBC Radio 4 PM instead What with the Trump debacle, climate change and Brexit, I’m sorely tempted to ignore the news altogether […]

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