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Author: Axel Segebrecht

Dipping my toe into fiverr.com or how I joined the gig economy

Fiverr.com is probably the centre-ground of the online gig economy, like Uber IRL, it provides a market place and platform for budding freelancers. Services you can get for more or less than $5 are ranging from advertising on body parts to Zumba workouts and everything in between. So why would somebody with a full-time job post a gig on fiverr.com? Because I fancied trying it out. There are many things people – friends or clients – ask me for and this platform should make it easy to tap into a potentially much larger audience. My skillset is pretty broad...

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Bearhug

Once upon a time you’d see me clutching my trusty Filofax in one hand and cappuccino in the other. Today, not much has changed and the Filofax has been replaced by my iPhone 7plus and the cappuccino has become a cup of tea. Mobile first I live on my phone first and MacBook Air second, with the old Windows games / workstation a distant third. Why would I prefer a comparatively tiny touch screen to a massive one and physical keyboard? Simple, because it’s always where I need it and ready to accept input or connect me to other...

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Brandyourself.com review

Reading Oliver’sadvertorial(?) review of Brandyourself.com’s online reputation service, I could’t help but wonder how my score would turn out. I refrain from swearing and am somewhat conscious of what I put in the public view. Let’s see what their algorithms and machine learning tool makes of my behaviour. Brand yourself happy Brandyourself.com connects to your Facebook and Twitter (needs your permission first) and does a general sweep of Google’s first three pages for your name to see what surfaces. It then asks you to rate the entries on Google about yourself by asking if it is positive, negative or...

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Evie (6): “I want to be the last person living.” #lifegoals 😳

This is one of the most important pieces of journalism I’ve ever seen: @carolecadwalla on the terrifying Facebook/Bannon/Putin paper-trail. You will never do another quiz on Facebook again: https://t.co/WN31Q6XlqU

In case you weren’t aware – Ink Cartridges Are A Scam – Video.
$59.95 (£43) selling cost but can you guess how much they cost to manufacturer? https://t.co/48GQG3BQ43 via @10ways

Revealed: 50 million #Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach https://t.co/43DyI1e6ZR

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