Category Archives: Technology

Losing Legitimacy, Facebook edition

As I have mentioned before, I have been very interested in how online companies can lose and/or manage their legitimacy. It is a difficult conundrum for these companies. Perhaps the most challenged of the internet behemoths is Facebook, whose power … Continue reading

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What I published in 2019

A bit late to the party, I know (can you still wish people a Happy New Year with a straight face on the 15th January?), but a surprisingly busy start to the year has meant I haven’t been able to … Continue reading

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How Big Data Can Destroy Organisations’ Legitimacy

Earlier this week I shared a post about Big Data and organisational legitimacy. Mico-authors in that piece (Dr Alessandro Merendino an2d Prof Maureen Meadows) and I have also published a small thinkpiece on the topic on the magazine International Corporate … Continue reading

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Who do you trust? Companies, big data and trustworthiness

This post was first published in CURB, the Coventry University Research Blog. It was co-written with my colleagues Prof Maureen Meadows and Dr Alessandro Merendino. The context for this post is our ongoing interest on the transformations that big data … Continue reading

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Sustainable, intelligent transport?

A recent BBC article proclaimed, provocatively, that ‘…you have (probably) already bought your last car’. While based on a series of somewhat heroic leaps of faith about the rate of technological progress and the falling price of those technologies (particularly … Continue reading

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Data is power

Oh Facebook, again? To understand why any of this matters, you have to rewind to 2015. That’s when Facebook executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, were going around the world preaching the gospel of online video. Video, they said, was the … Continue reading

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The corporation as AI

Here is a curio for you: The science fiction author Charles Stross delivering a keynote speech at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, December 2017. I am a great fan of science fiction in general, and of Charlie Stross’ … Continue reading

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