Rethinking social media in a nasty(er) world

For some time I’ve been quite adamant about the general uselessness of social media when it comes to the wine market. The “influencers” influence no one except for those they’ve swindled into paying for their services and in general I find the genre of media from a business perspective to have all the worth of … Continue reading "Rethinking social media in a nasty(er) world"... >>

Bold moments in italic

In what feels like a different life at this point, during my final year in San Francisco I wrote a number of articles for an online publication called “The Bold Italic”. This was 2011 and while I’d been writing a great deal to that point, it was mostly for my website The Tender or a … Continue reading "Bold moments in italic"... >>

Tripadvisor’s new scam: blocking negative reviews

I recently returned from a quite excellent trip to Georgia (country or, Sakartvelo to be more exact) and spent a fast week and a half there eating the fantastic food like a pig, drinking the wine, and checking out the ancient sites they have. It was a great trip, although all the articles in English … Continue reading "Tripadvisor’s new scam: blocking negative reviews"... >>

Barcelona creates reasonable Airbnb rules that no one will follow

As I wrote a few months back, I’m not a fan of Airbnb who have apparently taken on massively comical proportions with their new “Belong Anywhere” campaign and #mankind hashtag. WTF? It reminds me a great deal of the fictional internet company, Hooli in “Silicon Valley” and their CEO’s “It takes change to make change”. … Continue reading "Barcelona creates reasonable Airbnb rules that no one will follow"... >>

Responsive Design cometh

Just when you thought it was safe to good in and code again, Google has essentially demanded that all websites be mobile friendly. This essentially means being what is called “responsive”. For those not in the web trade this is a school of design wherein you use on code base to create a website that … Continue reading "Responsive Design cometh"... >>