There are now two Flash Forward copy-cats out there, both claiming to have invented a brand new genre. One of them is super well funded. The other is about to make $$ on a Kickstarter. Watching people who wouldn't give me the time of day praise these new shows as "innovative" truly makes me want to find a new career.
VICE killed my column this afternoon, which is a bummer! If anybody knows of a publication that might want to pick up Design Bias, I think it's good and important. You can see past columns here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/topic/design-bias
Man I'm bad at keeping up with this Mastodon thing -- but inspired by @darius's recent writeup of tiny networks I'm back!
me: maybe they have forgotten that I was supposed to respond to that email
@d: oh no, I remember
me: crawls into a hole to die
I'm way too short to wear a trench coat and I don't have $180 but wow do I want this https://paom.com/products/tropical-neoprene-trench
I'm stoked to see so many friends bail on Twitter and FB! It's great. I'd love to see media entities push back on the power they give FB both institutionally and personally. When editors stop relying on Twitter as a way to find writers, when publishing companies stop using Twitter as a success metric, then maybe I could leave!
I would love to leave FB. I would love to leave Twitter. I can't. Not if I want to (successfully) continue doing my job as a journalist/producer/independent person. If I want Flash Forward to succeed and find listeners, I need FB. If I want editors to remember who I am, I need Twitter. It shouldn't be the responsibility of independents to push publishing/media away from the hell that is Twitter/FB.
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