Singapore Sees Economy Losing Momentum as Export Boom Eases

Singapore Sees Economy Losing Momentum as Export Boom Eases

It is going to be interesting to watch Singapore make another shift – since I don’t think the export boom will keep going.

Singapore is trying to shift into a tech economy while relying on their transit hub to carry the load.

Being in the tech industry I have things I could complain about but in general I think Singapore is doing the right thing.

But this is going to be a painful transition.

For example – Singapore is doing an amazing job around the longevity of its people :: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/100-years-of-singapore-through-centenarians-eyes-unlocking-secrets-to-longevity , but that is also going to cost the country – hence the taxes going up soon.

I am all in on Singapore – I trust this place to handle the changing world economies better that most places.

Let’s see how it goes.

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Facebook Funded Most of the Experts Who Vetted Messenger Kids | WIRED

There is so much to write about FB these days. 

I don’t have the app installed but keep the account since many people use messenger. I don’t use Instagram anymore – mostly after FB bought it. I keep WhatsApp since agin – so many people use it.

I bought FB stock on the first big deep and of course have held most of it but I sold some a few months back since I seriously wonder with the Russian backlash, the VPN spying crap and now this – if eventually the tide will turn.

I think people may start to use it less but Mark was smart to buy a bunch of other stuff to solidify his revenue and monopoly moat.

This kid’s messenger stuff takes the cake though.

Right out of a movie.

Facebook Funded Most of the Experts Who Vetted Messenger Kids | WIRED

Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20 » Nieman Journalism Lab

I have blogged for years but like many things in my life I have never kept at it, used the same domain and focused.

I envy folks who kept with it and even were able to make it a business – I still dream of that.

I used to use my own hosting account and run WordPress but with my latest I moved to WordPress hosting which has been cheap, easy and secure for the most part.

I don’t get why any serious blogger would not use their own domain – the whole medium thing is silly to me.

Obviously with the rise of social media people tend to do so much short format stuff that actual writing or long form blogging is dwindling.

Sad.

I will do my best to stick with it.

Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20 » Nieman Journalism Lab