Hi there. I'm Téa. Welcome to my website.

I write and talk about technology, the Internet
(and how to fix it).

I don't accept the Terms & Conditions - I know three things - Wholly unimpressed - spacer.gif and IE6 survivor - Human-Centred - I write, talk, and joke about Tech Policy & the Social Impact of the Internet.
I picked a fist fight with the sun, and the sun won. Despite how it may appear, I don’t go out of my way to...
This week, the Bird App of Doom that I-used-to-love-and-desperately-want-to-love-again was acquired by Elon Musk. Fellow geek. Fellow Maverick. Except quite a bit richer. Most people...
You might think people like me are a problem, but it is my JOB to be a boil on the arse of everyone in my...
Here’s your Honest Social Media and Digital Marketing Trends and Insights for 2022 (yeah I saw a few remaining uncharred pieces of the bridges I...
Keep looking down and mocking and insulting people who are responding to the trauma of the last few years differently to you. Keep on doing...
One of the strangest ideas with current internet political discourse (okay, Twitter and YouTube, and tedious Clubhouse rooms) is that you can’t dismiss an idea...

Most Recent Posts

Sixteen years. So many great memories. Great example of early co-design and what was possible if you listened to user feedback. A deep, deep love...
I’ve been trying to think of a term to describe tech bros who are suffering from a severe, but quite specific variation of the Dunning...
Nothing says privileged like toddler billionaires in a week-long Twitter war with also-privileged corporate DEI crybullies (who don’t actually do anything other than puff up...
It may surprise you to learn that I can be… kind of an arsehole at times. It’s never intentional, but let’s just say I am...
Today would have been my Dad’s 66th birthday. He died trying to quit drinking six years ago, after a lifetime of alcoholism. He was the...
I also want Indigenous Australia to have a Voice, so I don't feel I HAVE to speak to get them heard on shit that affects...
People have a tendency to show you who they are when something bad happens to someone they don’t like. And especially when they can wrap...
I have nearly died three times. In 2005, 2018 and… very nearly about six weeks ago. Thankfully, this time I was in excellent hands, so “nearly...
Currently laughing at all the companies saying that mass layoffs will occur “due to AI”. It’s the “due to COVID” of 2023. Does anyone seriously...
I turned down my dream job to go pro in digital in the early 00s. Let's say, I backed the wrong horse.
I am not interested in International Women's Day. I am interested in everyone seeing the real threat right now: one that affects everyone.
First Lesson on Day one of undergrad Political Science: 1. The majority of people don’t understand politics. 2. The majority of people rely on low-quality...
I’ve been a fan of Ben Folds since my ex-husband dragged me to a Ben Folds Five concert in the 90s. In the early days...
LinkedIn is the capitalist cope corporate machine, mask off, for all to see, and Human Resources professionals, brand managers and venture capitalists are here to...
So, I tested an AI-generated content detection tool. You know, because I like to test these things and see how they can be misused by...
What if AI, in its final state, with access to all the world’s knowledge, past and present… all of our lessons and moral dilemmas from...
I have talked a lot about how I quit running an agency in 2019, but I don't think people realise how deep and wide my...
I picked a fist fight with the sun, and the sun won. Despite how it may appear, I don’t go out of my way to...
Organic Social is Dead. Bully bots, troll farms and how they manipulate us all.
Edit 8 Nov 2022: I want to point out this article from The Intercept that confirms some part of what I was referring to. Cool....

Videos and Streams

X vs Australia and the eSafety Commissioner: don't be daft.
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X vs Australia and the eSafety Commissioner: don't be daft.

Spilling the Téa - 18-4-24 - The "I'm old" stream
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Spilling the Téa - 18-4-24 - The "I'm old" stream

Shambles and Rambles
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Shambles and Rambles

This here tech bloodbath...
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This here tech bloodbath...

Spilling the Téa 2-4-24: Saying Hi, Probably Rants, AMA
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Spilling the Téa 2-4-24: Saying Hi, Probably Rants, AMA