Why do references to dead social networks linger, and why don’t service providers quietly retire them for us?
My old compadres at Daemon are looking for a new producer. Is this you? You can read the job posting for the official description but perhaps I can talk about what the role meant for me (and yes, cat herder was officially in my job description at the time which might give you a little insight into the minds of this crew).
Working for a customer experience consultancy, as I do, I am always on the look out for stories about customer activism or advocacy — so I was very interested in this story on the SMH about the influence of a customer in the removal of soft porn content from the Telstra BigPond service. Except it wasn’t quite the story I had read in the Saturday paper, which I have quaintly photographed and included for you below.
When I logged into Posterous yesterday I saw something startling.
So today I hear that HP, faced with mounting competition and a more focussed business strategy are bowing out of consumer electronics. Obviously the competition is too fierce and their efforts not enough. While their electronics generate the most revenue they reap the least profit. I must admit that between an iPad and a netbook I may choose the former, but I am so glad I have the latter for now.
Many people have questioned and blogged about the very generous and encouraging web statistics produced by Posterous analytics versus Google stats. I have Google Analytics on my posterous blog and of course noticed the discrepency. I always thought the stats were most probably counting bot visits. Whatever those numbers were measuring it seems the fault has been rectified and my Posterous page views have been sober for a fair while now with pages recording realistic numbers since May 2011.
Oh the shame! Check out my wall.
I put my juvenile interviewing skills to use by asking my friend and UX pro Dori Miller why she is planning to swim a double crossing of the English Channel. Thats right, Dori plans to swim to France and then back again and all for a good cause. Check out her answers to such probing questions as “Is peeing while you swim and getting that warm feeling the best thing that will happen to you on your epic challenge?” on her blog: Over the Bounding Main: Eriettas Top Ten Questions about Channel Swimming.
I made some page size graphics that show each Blurb book size on an A3 page to help me plan some book designs.
I saw artist Penny Byrne on ABC TV’s Artscape program this week. In the same week I saw a tribute to her work in a shop window, or it it just a dolls head on porcelain animal coincidence? Somehow I doubt the artist is moonlighting as a window dresser. I guess imitation is a form of flattery.