ANATOLY IVANOV / PROSE / CATEGORIES / LANGUAGE AND MEDIA

HOW TO USE INSTAGRAM TO LEARN ABOUT SOMEONE

PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIAL MEDIA / SOCIETY / ESSAYS / 2020-07-02

Instagram is a great tool to get to know people. Open a profile and: Scroll through their posts — sample their taste (or lack thereof), attention to detail (feet cut off, random branches in the frame, etc.) Pay attention to the number of selfies —  + 

SOCIAL MEDIA VS YOU?

MARKETING / PSYCHOLOGY / SOCIAL MEDIA / ESSAYS / 2019-03-20

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are platforms run by multi-billion-dollar companies with near infinite resources, best research and development teams, top neuroscientists and unscrupulous user interface designers. Huge companies working to make your experience on social media as sticky and addictive as possible. To take over  + 

ATTRIBUTION REDUNDANCY

LINGUISTICS / ESSAYS / 2018-09-07

The redundancy required by human language-based communication is so inelegant and inefficient. Take attribution for example. The requirements to state “I think that” for each sentence that expresses the opinion of the orator… of course most of the statements are personal opinions, don’t you think?  + 

“DOVLATOV” REVIEW

CINEMA / LITERATURE / REVIEWS / 2018-03-20

A premiere of “Dovlatov” film at the Berlin Film Festival. 6 days in the 70s life of a Soviet writer Sergei Dovlatov – Сергей Довлатов, an unknown to almost anyone in the USSR until it fell in 1991. And still largely unknown globally. Unfortunately, not  + 

MY OUTDOOR 2009 AND EUROBIKE 2009 PRESS COVERAGE

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / MY NEWS / 2010-04-16

Twitter has quickly made my news from the major outdoor and cycling trade shows of 2009 unsearchable and unavailable. I’ve solved the problem so you can read my tweets from these events again.  + 

PREVIEW VS REVIEW: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

JOURNALISM / PREVIEWS / REVIEWS / 2009-08-19

When I write about gear or services, I may publish a preview or a review. I might even start with a preview and later add a review. Allow me to compare and clarify.  + 

OUTDOOR 2009: CHANGES IN THE WAY I COVER THE SHOW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / JOURNALISM / MY NEWS / 2009-08-18

For this year’s edition of European OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, I’ve added Twitter to my arsenal and have divided my writing efforts in 2 categories.  + 

I’M ON TWITTER. WHY? AND HOW’S THAT USEFUL TO YOU?

JOURNALISM / LITERATURE / MY NEWS / 2009-06-29

I tweet. Do you? Let me explain how Twitter compliments my web site and why you might find Twitter useful.  + 

OUTDOOR TRADE SHOWS: PLACES, DATES AND OVERVIEWS

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / MY NEWS / REVIEWS / 2008-08-01

The outdoor sports industry has its own trade shows. These events gather manufacturers, retailers and press (me included) to have a look at new gear and discuss new trends. I list and briefly describe and compare the major trade fairs.  + 

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