Online services I have loved and lost

Storify was super-handy for capturing widely dispersed online content into one presentation package – be it your own or from anywhere. The site is now inactive and if you didn’t capture your content before 16 May 2018 it now will “no longer render”.

‘Why the once darling social media service Storify is coming to an end.’ Cale Guthrie Weissman, Fast Company, 12 December 2017. Accessed 8 June 2018.


This Is My Jam

This site was simple and perfect and chill. Your profile had your one jam of the moment. Others could rate and chat. All the content is still accessible on the site, and now playlisted on Spotify.

“Unlike a lot of other music services at the time, Jam was slow instead of fast. A reaction to real-time tickers, contextless infinite playlists, and social feeds, Jam was a place where you could only post one song at a time. It was a place where music from the past could be celebrated right next to hyped new releases. All hits, no filler”



Library associations of note

LIANZA – Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa


Te Rōpū Whakahau

“Te Rōpū Whakahau is the leading national body that represents Māori engaged in Libraries, Culture, Knowledge, Information, Communication and Systems Technology in Aotearoa New Zealand. ”


PLNZ – Public Libraries of New Zealand

“Public Libraries of New Zealand is the peak body for the public library sector, representing the needs of public libraries, their owners (territorial local authorities), managers and users at a national and regional level.”



“SLANZA provides community, guidance and professional development on library practice and programmes for school library staff in Aotearoa New Zealand while reflecting the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.”


ALIA – Australian Library and Information Association

“The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.”


IFLA – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

“The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.”


NDF – National Digital Forum

“The National Digital Forum is a network of people working together to enhance digital interaction with culture and heritage in New Zealand.”



“InternetNZ is a non-profit and open membership organisation… promote the Internet’s benefits… protect its potential… focus on advancing an open and uncapturable Internet for New Zealand…. the designated manager for the .nz Internet domain and represent New Zealand at a global level… and work on behalf of all Internet users across the country… provide community funding to promote Internet research, and work hard to bring the Internet community together at events like NetHui to share wisdom and best practice on the state of the Internet… in order to shape what New Zealand’s Internet might look like in the future.”