The year is nearly done. Thoughts turn to plans for 2014, personal, professional, what ambitions will I set myself for the year?
- Looking outside the Tech Bubble by Rob Underwood. Don’t agree with everything in here about giving back, but at its heart, it’s a call to action to take a look around you and think about how you can contribute.
- Rethinking Telephone Charges by Terence Eden. Why are we still on packages that were created for landlines?
- You Tube algorithms and game companies fighting back. The BBC reporting how You Tube changed its copyright algorithms leading to a lot of gaming videos being automatically taken down. The game companies themselves are fighting back – because these videos help them sell games! Just one of many instances of when automated copyright protection causes harm.
- Football moments dominate UK Twitter. Live sport create the biggest moments on Twitter.
- Rebranding Santa by Quiet Room. Yes, I’ve seen branding documents like this,
- Fans outraged at actors reading fanfic. Caitlan Moran hosted the BBC preview of the new Sherlock show and in doing so got the lead actors to read some fanfic about their characters. Fans did not like this!
- The Documented Life. NY Times asking if we are documenting everything, are we actually living it?
- The boy whose brain unlocks autism. The why of autism is not yet fully understood. New thinking about approaches offers one way forward.
- Invisible Child – Homeless Life. Brilliant NYT piece on growing up homeless in New York.
- Growing up Unvaccinated. A call for people to vaccinate their children.
The week before Christmas seemed to mainly involve having Christmas dinner with people! Or drinks. In total, had 3 dinners this week with various groups of friends, at a restaurant, a pub and a dinner party at home. Setting myself up well for the holidays – where I need to get out and do some more things!
Not so good, another week with an injury, so planning on spending the next week focusing on stretching and strengthening before getting back out there.
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