“Blog is dead” and the change in information consumption

I read this post about the “Blogs are dead (we’ll not really/but they are)” thing… Sometime in the past few years, the blog died. In 2014, people will finally notice. Sure, blogs still exist, many of them are excellent, and they will go on existing and being excellent for many years to come. But the function of the blog, the nebulous informational task we all agreed the blog was fulfilling for the past decade, is increasingly being handled by a growing number of disparate media forms that are blog-like but also decidedly… Read More

Notifications and emails

We all now that email, being a technology created a long time ago and developed organically into some sort of lingua franca of Internet persona and communications, has a series of problems. No easy ones. Manage the email is a problem of its own, and there are lots of articles about it on the Internet. One of the most annoying is the notifications. We all receive too much email that are only reminders of something relatively interesting in a different app. That could be a new comment on a blog post, an… Read More

Internet y el fetichismo de los números

Una cosa que no he entendido muy bien de la “cultura internetera” es esa reivindicación tan fuerte de los “followers”, los “likes” y la difusión mal entendida. Vale, en cierta medida, si tu blog lo siguen 10.000 y no 10, llega a más gente y (se supone), es más interesante. Sin embargo, especialmente en España, se llega a casos ridículos al querer utilizar los números como arma arrojadiza ante cualquier situación… O, al menos, se justifica todo a través de ello… ¿Que no me gusta lo que has dicho en Twitter? Hago… Read More