Archive

I have been blogging since 2004 using various different domains and publishing platforms – hands up if you remember Typepad?!

I blog about anything that takes my fancy, however recently my posts have aligned with my research interests. Below is a selection of my better posts from over the years. I highly recomend that you don't read all of them.


Thoughts on six months of further eduction: Covid, distance learning and degree supply 7 Jun, 2021
Subscribing to Platformer and joining Sidechannel 24 Apr, 2021
Generativity, uncertainty and digital entrepreneurship 19 Apr, 2021
AlgoTransparency, Cookies and Middleware 26 Mar, 2021
Social Media and Middleware 9 Mar, 2021
Roon, Algorithmic Choice and Platform Middleware 19 Feb, 2021
Making my blog open source 15 Feb, 2021
Using Roam and Scrivener 5 Feb, 2021
Relaunching my blog 31 Jan, 2021
The Thommy's XX 13 Jan, 2021
Your music, not mine and switching to Tidal 30 Dec, 2020
Private equity and remote work 10 Dec, 2020
Briam Armstrong and a new surge of rational control? 15 Nov, 2020
A musuem that doesn't own any objects 15 Oct, 2020
Soma 7 Oct, 2020
Ditching Google 22 Sep, 2020
Digital Economy MSc 9 Sep, 2020
Values and behaviours 24 Aug, 2020
Local e-commerce 22 Jul, 2020
Hoop dreams 10 Jul, 2020
Hay Festival 2020 17 Jun, 2020
I miss Feedburner 28 May, 2020
Tech adoption 22 May, 2020
Working in offices 30 Apr, 2020
Mutual Aid II 23 Apr, 2020
Mutual Aid 5 Apr, 2020
Box office takings and platform data 13 Jan, 2020
Running in 2019 3 Jan, 2020
Opening new Sure Start centres must coincide with an open data plan 18 Nov, 2019
The product manager as a detective 11 Jul, 2019
No cameras 2 Jul, 2019
Giving feedback 16 Jun, 2019
Creating a writing habit 9 Jun, 2019
Found time 28 May, 2019
Being nice 15 Jan, 2019
Managing my own screen time 10 Jan, 2019
Running in 2019 8 Jan, 2019
Screen time 5 Jan, 2019
Some quick thoughts on blocking ads - native vs. network 15 Oct, 2015
John Lewis 20 Jul, 2015
'Santander Cycles' 26 May, 2015
Product management and empathy 22 May, 2015
Product management and empathy 21 Jan, 2015
Hoop 16 Jan, 2015
Google will win the battle of the smart watches 8 Oct, 2014
Frictionless credit cards 11 Sep, 2014
Big Money by Ken Vogel 7 Sep, 2014
Voice input in China 12 Aug, 2014
Donating to the Mayday Super PAC 30 Jun, 2014
Broken Britain 28 May, 2014
Back on Spotify 12 May, 2014
Experience is end to end, Tony 25 Apr, 2014
The Facebook Company, Inc. 15 Apr, 2014
Google and Forecast 26 Mar, 2014
Work for the 7th best small company in the UK 17 Mar, 2014
Four trends for Apple 19 Feb, 2014
The Thommy's Happiness Index 31 Jan, 2014
Google and the smart grid 15 Jan, 2014
VoucherCodes.co.uk 23 Dec, 2013
Foursquare 20 Oct, 2013
Solving wireless audio 16 Oct, 2013
Hay Festival's digital strategy needs a reboot 15 Jun, 2013
Xbox Reveal wasn't for gamers 6 Jun, 2013
Some thoughts on Facebook Home 6 Apr, 2013
Switching to Rdio 24 Mar, 2013
The problem with listening to albums on Spotify 13 Mar, 2013
So you have to wear glasses 2 Mar, 2013
Good whisky blues 16 Feb, 2013
Android background data 25 Jan, 2013
Thanks for the feeds 13 Jan, 2013
Could Hailo be too efficient? 10 Oct, 2012
Apple won't make a business out of Maps 20 Sep, 2012
On Android and my dwindling love of Apple 9 Sep, 2012
This is not a 5/5 CV 28 Jun, 2012
The problem with the back button 3 Jun, 2012
Reading the web: why Instapaper is a feature and not a product 15 Mar, 2012
A Tale from the recruitment front line 14 Jan, 2012
Dennis and the Rosedale Chimney 30 Oct, 2011
A small thing Twitter could learn from Google+ 8 Sep, 2011
Brighton Photo Biennial 6 Nov, 2010
Push Cycles in Newington Green 3 Sep, 2010
Simplenote 3 3 Sep, 2010
Simon Amstel's honest emails 4 Aug, 2010
A recipe for Tinto de Verano 12 Jul, 2010
David Miliband's email for change 9 Jul, 2010
UX with 6-Packs, 4-Packs and The Can 25 May, 2010
The web is for everyone, even those on IE6 7 Feb, 2010
Read Write Web's bad email ettiquette 10 Jan, 2010
Mixing things up a little 7 Sep, 2009
#CCCC33 Journalism 13 Jul, 2009
The Moseley Exchange 4 Jul, 2009
What questions do people ask Google? 22 Jun, 2009
The value of Twitter is in the shared links 18 Jun, 2009
VoucherCodes.co.uk wins at the A4U Awards 4 Jun, 2009
Politics imitating art 11 May, 2009
History and the Internet 1 Sep, 2005

Daniel Bower

Blogging about platform regulation: algorithms, interoperability, kill zones as well as other bits and bobs. Read about my research, or read more about me.