Jackson Rawlings writes on a range of subjects on this here webby-online-information-super-highway-world that we all share.
He can mainly be found chatting about politics, philosophy, technology (and a bit about fantasy football) on HuffPo, Medium, his absolute top quality Twitter page, and wherever else he deems a good place for it.
Currently in the final stages of crafting his first novel, which will appear in book-selling places at some point.
I have to admit, I am still yet to decide whether such a trade-off is worthwhile, but I feel the questions around the implications of mandatory services or deeds on liberalism do need to be asked. It is our right to ask such questions.
It's a natural state of affairs; all technology adoption is on a bell-curve: you have early adopters 'ahead of the curve' and late adopters who wait until it becomes almost essential. Let's take a look at some of the industries who very much on the late adoption side of the curve for social media.
Calling for nothing less than a revolution whilst having a chat with his favourite beard-brother Jeremy Paxman, Brand has caused quite the stir. There's a split developing between those that think he might just be on to something and those that think he's talking out of his 'arris.
The moment Clegg got into bed with Cameron and co. was the moment he relinquished all rights to that kind of balanced assessment. It should never have happened; simple as. A token voting system referendum and a few quid added to a tax threshold doesn't make up for the fact he has lost the student vote for his party.
Google may not be ethically unblemished, but to condemn the search giant, one must also condemn 90% of big business. Which is fine. Feel free to do that. I myself am not so keen on corporate hegemony, but why single out Google, when it's one of very few companies committed to more than just maximising profit.
Facebook is at a pivotal crossroads. Ever since its stock market flotation, the social giant has had a tough problem to address: how can it become profitable without alienating its user base? Myspace couldn't manage it (sorry Justin, no amount of cool re-branding is gonna bring that sexy back) and the jury's still out on Twitter and LinkedIn.
11/04/2013 15:08 BST
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