#STOPCYBERBULLYINGDAY

I’ve been dealing with personal and professional attacks via the internet for the better part of the last year. In that time, I’ve seen at least three people take their lives because of bullying on social media. Here’s what happened to me.

What Actually Happened

The story so far: My name’s Alexis Kennedy. With my fiancée, Lottie Bevan, I run a very small game development studio out of our London flat. I used to own and run another studio, Failbetter Games, which was a little bigger (about half a dozen employees for most of my time there, ballooning to seventeen […]

BLOOD SPORT: CALL-OUT CULTURE FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Update 16/01/2020: I stand by everything I’ve said below, but for a summary of cancel culture that’s 8000000 times better than anything I could produce, take a look at ContraPoint’s ‘Canceling’ video. These last few weeks have been intense. It’s been a wake-up call for me, and a confirmation that some popular forms of feminism […]

I don’t hate social media…

There’s a trope that comedians are all miserable people and that their sadness contributes to the success of their jokes and how relatable they are. In a way, pretentious as this sounds, the same can be said for marketers, especially those that work with social media. I often joke that I hate social media, but […]

A month full of pride

A month full of pride

If you’re reading this in June 2019, it’s Pride month which means everything gets a lot more colourful. So happy pride to all our LGBTQ+ cultists and any newcomers to the Weather Factory universe. In our last sprint update, which you should have read as Lottie put a lot of effort into making it shiny […]