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Climb to the Stars

Stephanie Booth's online ramblings

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:35:07 +0000

[en] This week-end I was listening to a Fresh Air interview of the author of Irresistible, on addictive technology. I don’t like the idea of considering tech overuse as an addiction. But if we leave words like that one aside, I find myself in agreement with Adam Alter. Here’s my main take-away, the one that … Continue reading " [en]"


Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:58:47 +0000

[fr] Tout à l’heure, j’ai écouté l’épisode “The Russian Passenger” du podcast Reply All. Alex arrive avec une question: il a d’un coup commencé à recevoir des alertes Uber pour des trajets à Moscou, au milieu de la nuit. Il voit que les trajets sont facturés à sa carte de crédit. Il tente de se … Continue reading " [fr]"


Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:46:09 +0000

[en] I think that now that we are all experiencing that we can be “public” (something we couldn’t 20 years ago) we’re going to be crawling back into more private spaces, understanding that the advantages we can see to “reaching more people” or “micro-fame” come with a load of drawbacks. But we need time in … Continue reading " [en]"


Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:22:56 +0000

[fr] La surdité est la plupart du temps invisible (“malentendance” serait plus correct mais moche). On voit les lunettes, mais pas les appareils auditifs. Tout à l’heure au centre de biométrie et des documents d’identité, le gentil fonctionnaire m’envoie dans la cabine photo-empreintes, puis me donne des instructions depuis derrière son guichet. Je ne le … Continue reading " [fr]"


Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:30:39 +0000

[en] Pro tip: if you’re booking flights online, make sure using your Mastercard doesn’t cost you an extra 50 for your flight ticket price. It happened to me earlier this morning as I was booking a flight. I went on Kayak, found a flight I liked, clicked the link that sent me over to eDreams to book … Continue reading " [en]"


Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:22:39 +0000

[en] Sometimes I get the nagging feeling that everybody (or almost) who used to be a fellow freelance consultant has now drifted into coaching. What is going on here? There seems to be a Ponzi-like dynamic going on, as with all these people giving online courses about how to earn money through your online business. … Continue reading " [en]"


Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:43:08 +0000

[en] Earlier today, I was listening to Malcolm Gladwell on the TED Radio Hour podcast. He was talking about choice architecture. In short, how the way we frame the available choices influences decisions (think: opt-in or opt-out, for organ donors for example). James Clear has made me think about this a lot, under the title … Continue reading " [en]"

At Some Point I Started Caring About What I Wrote Here [en]

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:28:00 +0000

[fr] A un moment donné j'ai commencé à me soucier de ce que j'écrivais ici. Dans le sens de me soucier de ce qu'on allait en penser. [en] When did it happen? I’m not so sure. At some point, I started caring about what I wrote on my blog. I started thinking about what others … Continue reading "At Some Point I Started Caring About What I Wrote Here [en]"

Cloudbleed: faut-il à nouveau changer vos mots de passe? [fr]

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:46:47 +0000

[en] Archive of my weekly French-language "technology advice column". [fr] Ma newsletter hebdomadaire “Demande à Steph” est archivée ici pour la postérité. Chaque semaine, un tuyau ou une explication touchant à la technologie numérique, ou une réponse à vos questions! Inscrivez-vous pour recevoir directement la prochaine édition. Voici l’archive originale. Et la page Facebook! Note: cette semaine, vu le caractère “actu” … Continue reading "Cloudbleed: faut-il à nouveau changer vos mots de passe? [fr]"

Stratégie médias sociaux: à distance ou en dialogue? [fr]

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:42:30 +0000

[en] I'm always astonished when I hear about people developing social media strategies for a client "on their own". For me, the strategy emerges from the discussion between two parties, each bringing their expertise to the table: social media, and the company/context the strategy is for. I sell a process rather than strategies. [fr] Je … Continue reading "Stratégie médias sociaux: à distance ou en dialogue? [fr]"