Replied to Why Google’s feed succeeds when Facebook’s fails by an author (Duncan Stephen)
Throughout its history, Google has focused on what people really want from it. This is why its search engine has been so wildly successful. Google became so good at it, that it began to reasonably predict what I might be coming to it for. Nowadays it is bringing me things that I didn’t even know I wanted. That is seriously impressive.
Does that ‘seriously impressive’ ever make you seriously concerned about how they were able to make such recommendations? It makes me wonder about the shadow profile that Google are building? I prefer my own feed. That is how I found this post. It wasn’t via Google, it was via my own network.
Replied to The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness — Cornelius by Duncan Stephen (Duncan Stephen)
New Cornelius albums are few and far between. In fact, he has released just four albums in the past 21 years. But when one comes, it is always one of the highlights of the year. He is one of the most distinctive and innovative artists going. I have just listened to his latest album, Mellow Waves. This song isn't the most sonically interesting on the album -- but it is probably the best. It's the only song on the album to feature mainly English lyrics, written and sung by Miki Berenyi, who was the singer in Lush.
I loved Point, but I struggled to really get into this album. You have encouraged me to give it a second go. I did enjoy the NPR Tiny Desk concert though.