I should be so lucky…

Sadly not an excuse to talk about Kylie (though I keep the picture!) but a short chat about luck – does it exist and are some people luckier than others? Also what does this all have to do with somebody called Teela Brown? I was prompted to write this after an experience recently; on a bus through London I snapped a picture of a big orange ball in Trafalgar Square. I tweeted about it and by the time I got off the bus Tropicana thanked me for mentioned their advertising and offered me a free drink! Lucky old me – or is it?!

Not sure where this will go so strap yourselves in for the ride!

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Google+ Thought

I have been on google+ for  a few weeks now and whilst recognising that it is early days, I am massively missing the point. I have pondered for a while and now I know what I don’t like – basically it ain’t twitter! What do I mean? Well in twitter you find some minor celebrity, friend, organisation or anything else follow them and the hey presto you have a bunch of stuff appearing in your stream.

Meanwhile on google+ you have the great circles idea (which would overlay well onto twitter and allow me to split my stream) but what happens is you need to wait to be added to things. If no-one adds you you get no updates. Also I can’t spot a search function nor a trending function so I have no sense of what is going on.

Cognoscenti will no doubt tell me to use facebook – they may be right but I will ignore that.

I don’t though know how google+ can ever scale – can I imagine Stephen Fry sitting and adding 100,000s of people to his ‘hoi polloi’ circle? I think not.

Seems like a problem to me!

Layered Internet

CakeThe Internet is like a cake – always popular but you have too much and it makes you sick. No, not really (well maybe yes). The analogy I am actually after pertains only to certain types of cake. Start again…

The Internet is like a layered cake – it has layers. Not as dramatic I know, but please read on; I’m going to make a point that you need a perspective on the Internet to understand why it is not all bad nor all good and accept it for what it is. I then go on to make a nebulous comparison to the human mind. All this on a Friday! Still at least I mention cake!

Feel free to get in touch or comment!

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