Food blog (Furikake finger food)
10th December 2019

Not many people know about it, but I was the first Italian male food blogger. I started writing La Cuisine de Fabien in early 2006. Only a few food blogs existed back then, and even only a few blogs in general. I was looking for a recipe online and found a couple websites that looked like they were written by “normal” people (as in “not professional chefs”). Being much less of a...

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Fading figure leaving along rail tracks
9th May 2019

You might have heard of this thing called “shadowban”. Allegedly, Instagram has ways to punish spammy content and counter the rise of bots, fake accounts, etc. What Instagram does is flag suspicious accounts and consequently slash the reach and engagement that these accounts receive. And that would obviously be a good thing. You see this shadowban term surfacing in discussions because perfectly legit accounts get caught in Instagram security’s net. I’m sure...

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Instagram logo on display
7th March 2019

The other day, I saw somebody I follow on Instagram celebrating their “instaversary” (or however you name it). And it made me think about how I started on the platform myself. I am sort of a compulsive early adopter when it comes to apps. I get very excited about everything new that seems novel and disruptive enough. And so, I jumped on board the Instagram train very early. Some background It was...

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A guy sitting in the shade and thinking in front of the sea
9th September 2018

There may be a genetic reason for my fascination with the Digital Nomad life. Allow me to elaborate here… And it all begins with the research on our genealogy, started by my aunt in recent times. Thanks to this research, I finally connected the dots. I realised why I’m never at ease settling in and always thrive on travel. Even just to quickly move from one place to another, whatever the term...

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A man getting on the Tube at a station in London
31st August 2018

I left the default WordPress title to this first post because it actually made perfect sense here. One First, I’m packing my stuff to embark on a month-long trip around the world. And quite literally: I’ll be circling the globe, moving East, from my home in London to Seoul and then a few other places, ending in New York before travelling back to Europe and then home. There are other trips already...

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