AI-written slop messing up your web shopping experience.

How publications get sloppy Members Public

A perfect storm of dodgy SEO, dodgier AI work and the desperate need to protect affiliate revenue is breeding a whole new type of web content slop.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Journalism
An unstoppable tide of server-generated slop

Stop the Slop Members Public

The perfect word to describe thoughtless, rude use of AI has emerged. Let’s hope it sticks…

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
AI
The YouTube logo surrounded by the remains of headphones.

YouTube's dangerous embrace of podcasting Members Public

YouTube is becoming the default way for Android users to consume podcasts. But the video platform is not exactly staying true to the podcast standards.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
podcasting

Journalism's blog shame Members Public

After two decades, why are so many journalists so wary of the word “blog”?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
Blogging
A journalist and a robot sub-editor having a lively debate over some copy

Adversarial AI: A Tool for Self-Improvement in Journalism Members Public

Getting AIs to write instead of you is for the mediocre. If you want to be great at what you do, get an AI to challenge you.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
AI
The link controllers really don’t want you tainting their sites with your dirty “links”.

The link controllers aren’t dead — yet Members Public

In the year of our Lord 2024, some websites are still trying to control who links to them.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
open web
AI-infused search robots wreaking an economic apocalypse on the world

Is AI search a sideshow, or a potential economic apocalypse? Members Public

Will AI-infused search be the end of publishing economics as we know it? Or is the hype outrunning the utility?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
AI
The sands of time are counting down for TikTok in the US

One year until TikTok is banned in the USA Members Public

The US Senate votes to force Bytedance to sell TikTok — or see it banned in the US. Social media is the new geopolitical battleground.

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth
TikTok