Snippet: The richest 1%

I’ve been wondering about the GDP level of countries when excluding the richest 1% of the population. This is not too easy to find, but I have come across some very interesting information produced by “The World Top Income Database”. The graph shows the income share of the top 1% in a selection of countries…

Snippet: Philosophy on Anger

Stress and anger are good at working together. When I am stressed, I get angry and frustrated quicker. Which can then cause more stress. Today I realised that yesterday, I unconsciously on purpose watched an episode of the 6-part documentary A Guide To Happiness, based on Alain de Botton’s book The Consolations of Philosophy, called…

Learn to Write Badly

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michael Billig offers some cautionary advice – Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences. Modern academia is increasingly competitive yet the writing style of social scientists is routinely poor and continues to deteriorate. Are social science postgraduates being taught to write poorly? What conditions adversely affect…

Social Media Marketing: Farce or No Farce? Two Books

Recently I have read two books on social media marketing — 500 Social Media Marketing Tips by Andrew Macarthy and Social Media is Bullshit by B.J. Mendelson. The titles are self-explanatory, yet utterly contradictory to one another. Who is right? In the book 500 Social Media Marketing Tips we are informed about how the author believes social…

12 useful tips from Google’s SEO starter guide

Search Engine Optimisation has interested me for longer, but I hadn’t made the step to ‘dig into it’ until now. A basic but very useful starting point is Google’s own SEO starter guide. Below you will find the 12 tips that I got from reading the guide: Use a brief descriptive title; one title tag per…