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A headshot of Alanis Morisette Randomly Problematic - How do you solve a problem like “problematic”? The word has become a universal shortcut for describing something as having a problem, without actually specifying the problem. It also makes you sound more erudite...
A darkened cobblestone street at night What Do Accessibility and Car Keys Have in Common? - Accessibility makes everything on the web much more awesome, because (much like its cousin, usability) it prioritizes function over form. Why is that awesome? Because websites do the opposite far too often, prioritizing form...
Two shipwrecked fishing boats on a beach Manage Like You’re Shipwrecked - There was a time in my career when I’d gnash my teeth and wail silently inside at the injustice of the talent I was given to work with. How come I didn’t have only...
A man in period costume riding a white horse The Cavalry’s not Coming to Save Social - Business leaders often don’t “get” social media. It’s frequently treated as just another marketing channel, a way to push promotions and messages. This is often chalked up to a lack of understanding of the...
FB It’s Time to Regulate Facebook - Calls for the breakup of Facebook are reaching a fever pitch. The social network has come under fire for its flagrant disregard for privacy and security, for allowing everyone from anti-vaxxers to Russian hackers...
Screen shot of Canadian minister Navdeep Bains Unpacking Canada’s New Digital Charter - On May 16, Canada unveiled its digital charter, which appears to be (perhaps unsurprisingly) more policy paper than charter. In fact, it reads more like a shopping list of programs already funded and “coming...
A down arrow Please Use Less Social Media - Social media has been good to me. It’s paid many of my bills over the last ten years during my time as a social media manager and digital strategist. It’s won me international awards....
A laptop computer Why You Will Continue to Fork Over $1,000+ for a New Phone - Why have a home computer if your phone will do the trick? It’s 2019. Samsung has just announced a foldable phone that transforms into a tablet, with an eight-core processor. Eight cores were the...
We come for your jobs.... The Four Stages of Denial in your Replacement by a Machine - Almost everyone is eventually going to be replaced by a machine, robot or A.I. Accept it. Or, don’t accept it: the choice is yours. If you choose the latter option, you’ll want to review...
A skull Journalism’s Enemy Will Be Its Saviour - Will Fake News Unwittingly Ride to Journalism’s Rescue? Journalism is dying. The decline began early in the 21st century when ad and classified revenue started fleeing online. Social media accelerated the process. The trend...