Posts By: Harold Jarche

the challenge of the network era

“There’s no room for argument about whether hate-filled internet message boards encourage real-world violence: they do, and none more so than 8chan. It normalises racism, misogyny, and extremism – and helps turn nightmarish, loud-mouthed talk of action into reality.” —Destroyer of Worlds This examination of the 8chan online community shows how anonymity can breed a… Read more »

I heard the news today …

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” —David Bohm, via @cogden @jhagel — “If you don’t follow the news you’re surprisingly good at estimating the views of… Read more »

liberating meetings

In meetings, bloody meetings I covered some common issues with how meetings are conducted and also provided some ways to address these. Another form is the silent meeting, put forth by David Gasca at Twitter and used at Amazon as well. These meetings are based on the common phenomena that most attendees do not read… Read more »

hybrid sailors

According to The Atlantic 2019-07, the US Navy has been piloting a new way of manning its Littoral Combat class ships, which are modular by design. The crew are all multi-purpose, with several roles onboard and always learning new tasks. They operate with one-fifth the crew size of a regular ship. Specialization is a thing… Read more »

mindful finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A writer ought not to be an opinion-machine … The job of the writer is to make us see the world as it is, full of many different claims and parts and experiences.” —Susan Sontag… Read more »

sixteen years

You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store — Sixteen Tons Last week marked sixteen years as a freelancer. I was traveling and I don’t blog much when I am… Read more »

our mediated lives

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Can we all please stop using Medium now? “Just so we are clear. Medium takes your content, rolls it up into a pretty SEO friendly package for themselves and sells it. Oh, and turns… Read more »

the status quo

In understanding the shift, I wrote that as we make this transition — from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society — the confusion of post-modernism clouds our vision of a positive future. The traditional political Right wants to go back to the Pre-modern Era — dogmatic, faith, truth — while the traditional political Left wants… Read more »

status update on society

Many of the changes we face today are similar to a time when a new communications technology came along and changed the face of Europe — print. The Protestant Reformation saw the rise of religious wars, which were later followed by the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment. An age of exploration and colonialism followed, which… Read more »

a decade of finds

I started Friday’s Finds in May 2009 as an attempt to capture what I was finding on Twitter, as I had joined that platform in December 2007. I felt that I was making a lot of connections but at that time it was difficult to search and retrieve tweets.  So I started curating weekly compilations…. Read more »