Are share buttons and share counts a thing of the past?

I’m prepping four of the websites I work on to migrate — finally — to HTTPS. It’s something I’ve been putting off for a long time, both because of the number of things that can go wrong if not managed properly, and my attachment to the social proof (especially the share counts) of our websites’ top content. Like the 36,200 shares — and that’s just … Continue reading Are share buttons and share counts a thing of the past?

An insider guide to Port of Spain, Trinidad | The Guardian (UK)

This guide was written as an assignment for The Guardian (UK), and published as An insider’s cultural guide to Port of Spain: steel, sass and sweat 1) Your city’s culture in five words Steel, seascapes, sass, and sweat. 2) What sound defines your city? The hills and valleys of Port of Spain’s residential communities is a strange combination of urban and rural. At dawn, there’s a distinct soundtrack … Continue reading An insider guide to Port of Spain, Trinidad | The Guardian (UK)

Savage seasons: a little whingeing on TV character exits, cliffhangers, and gutwrenchers 2014-15

I’m grateful to have a very full life, so actually watch much fewer TV shows and movies and read far far fewer books than I’d like. But when I want to escape into other worlds and decompress from my own (though sometimes these other worlds leave me more agitated than I’d been before I tuned in), there are some worlds and families that I dutifully reconnect … Continue reading Savage seasons: a little whingeing on TV character exits, cliffhangers, and gutwrenchers 2014-15

A tweet in need | Caribbean Beat

Originally written for and published in Caribbean Beat magazine in 2013 Much like its predecessors in print and broadcast media, the Internet has been derided for a host of apocalyptic shortcomings. But in between the Instagrammed lunches, public breakups and makeups, prosthelytising posts, and riveting rants, online social media have also proved useful for harnessing the very noblest of human traits. At times of great tragedy and … Continue reading A tweet in need | Caribbean Beat