Author, @TheEconomist deputy editor, @SebastopolBand drummer, gamer, pizza-maker, etc. 'Writing on the Wall', book on ancient social media, out now.

Social Media - The First 2,000 Years

bloomsbury.com — From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, the story of social media from ancient Rome to the Arab Spring and beyond. Social media is anything but a new phenomenon.

Is the surveillance-based ad model setting itself up for a fall?

thedrum.com — As targeting becomes ever more precise, is the surveillance-based ad model setting itself up for a fall? The Economist's Tom Standage looks at shifting attitudes towards 'discounts for data'. As the advertising industry expands rapidly on digital platforms, it is taking a risk.

The editors' blog

moreintelligentlife.com — In "That Sugar Film", Gameau-whose normal diet is fashionably free of refined sugars-decides to eat 40 teaspoons of sugar a day for 60 days, while monitoring the effects on his body. The set-up is familiar.
Jul 01, 2015

"Cinema's answer to the Mona Lisa" - my review of Scorsese Collects @MuseumModern moreintelligentlife.com/blog/tom-shone…’s-posters

Jul 01, 2015

"I've always wanted my writing career to proceed from a point equidistant between Melanie Griffith's knees" moreintelligentlife.com/blog/tom-shone…’s-posters

WILL APPLE MUSIC BEAT SPOTIFY?

moreintelligentlife.com — Posted by Tom Standage, July 1st 2015 When Apple launched the iTunes Music Store in 2003, it was a pioneer: its was the first download service that actually worked, and it went on to dominate the digital music industry. But when it comes to music streaming, Apple is a laggard.

VIVE LA REVOLUTION

moreintelligentlife.com — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage becomes an assassin in Paris, fixes his posture and books a meal out From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015 A GAME ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY You know what you're getting with "Assassin's Creed": an opportunity to run, climb, leap and fight your way through intricate cityscapes, stealthily bumping people off as two rival secret societies battle to alter the course of history.
Apr 15, 2015

RT @intlifemag: Hunched over your computer all day? @TomStandage recommends a gadget to improve your posture, from @lumobodytech intlifem.ag/6fy7QES

Apr 15, 2015

RT @intlifemag: Hunched over your computer all day? @TomStandage recommends a gadget to improve your posture, from @lumobodytech intlifem.ag/6fy7QES

RECTANGLES WITH PERSONALITY

moreintelligentlife.co.uk — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage roots for Thomas the rectangle, re-charges on the go and time travels through his photo albums From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 A GAME THOMAS WAS ALONE Modern games consoles can draw squillions of polygons per second and produce almost photorealistic images, so a game with deliberately simple graphics and a cast of jumping rectangles does not, it must be said, sound terribly promising.

DESTINY'S DARK UNIVERSE

moreintelligentlife.co.uk — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage plays a wildly ambitious shoot-em-up , goes around the world in 80 Days, and finds some speakers he can take with him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 The most feverishly awaited game of the year has landed.
Apr 12, 2015

@Angry_Kurt I review games for our bi-monthly sister publication "Intelligent Life", eg: moreintelligentlife.co.uk/content/lifest…

The Victorian Internet

tantor.com — Short Synopsis From the author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses comes the fascinating story about the invention of the telegraph and how it's impact a century ago is similar to the Internet's today.
Mar 26, 2015

RT @TantorAudio: The telegraph and the internet, see the connection in @tomstandage's The Victorian Internet. bit.ly/1HMcBuK #NewRelease #historyfun

The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers eBook: Tom Standage: Kindle Store

A First-Timer’s Foray Into Wet-Plate Photography

medium.com — And why tintypes are the oppositeof Instagram The 19th-century technique of wet-plate collodion photography, and the tintype process in particular, is undergoing something of a renaissance at the moment as digital photography prompts people to explore older analogue methods.
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Aug 05, 2015

@parvc That said, I'm not doing video editing or anything like that. But I can open lots of apps and tabs and it's fine. Hurrah for SSDs

Aug 05, 2015

@RegalKriegel @sarahwalker137 That's more like it! And they say young people can no longer write whole sentences. How wrong they are.

Aug 05, 2015

Video, mosaics, new formats and more: @kirstinmckee suggests five ways to revitalise your Instagram stream viewfinders.io/2015/08/5-ways…

Aug 05, 2015

@blimundus Yeah, that's wrong. And Eric Schmidt is a board member, not a trustee. Still, mostly accurate

Aug 05, 2015

@azeem @zannymb And on the spectrum of Buzzfeediness that really isn't bad. There is no curiosity gap.

Aug 05, 2015

@azeem @zannymb The print headline for this story is "Bombing along" which makes no sense on its own. We can't use print headlines online

Aug 04, 2015

@brypeter @TheEconomist @instagram It has indeed, thank you. All credit to our social team and, in particular, the picture desk

Aug 04, 2015

@arhomberg Right. Excellent choices can be as valuable as excellent content

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