Obscure Box

Thoughts from inside the obscure box
July 1, 2016

Dear Mark Zuckerberg, can we please talk about News Feeds

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Internet, Media, Observation

This is a slightly edited version of a Facebook Message I just sent to Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (and no we’re not actually Facebook friends). Hi Mark, Let’s give this a go and see what happens. I understand you want to maximise the impact of the News Feed but if you give people […]

July 9, 2013

The Duke’s an “early adopter” … seven years late

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Internet, Media, Observation, Online

One had to smile at the news this week that The Duke of York has joined Twitter. Welcome to my Twitter account – AY — The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) July 8, 2013 We know the Tweet is written by The Duke because he signed it “AY” for “Andrew York”. (The Duke’s real name is […]

January 1, 2012

Things for 2012 to do

Posted by : Michael Lund

It’s fair to say that 2011 was one of those years I’m glad is finally over and hello 2012. If it wasn’t one thing it was another that challenged all in 2011, from its damp, soggy and destructive start that seemed to have an impact on almost everything that followed. But isn’t it a case […]

May 15, 2011

Be careful where your ad sits

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Internet, Media, Online

This was on the front page of The Age’s website today.

May 11, 2011

Why Microsoft’s deal adds to the Skype/ABC concern

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Consumer, Internet, Media, Online, Radio

So the software giant Microsoft has bought the on-line communications firm Skype. That’s according to a report I’ve just read on the ABC’s website, “Microsoft buys Skype for $7.9b” (Wednesday 11 May 2011). This only adds to my concern over the ABC’s reporters and presenters telling me when they do an interview using Skype (See […]

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All thoughts and comments here are the honestly held personal opinion of Michael Lund and are based on the information available at the time of publication.