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The immobile world of mobile network providers

We all look to the nine circles of hell when drawing comparisons with experiences we take a disliking to and, I have to say, I considered that very association after my recent foray into the deeply dark world of mobile … Continue reading

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Twitter celebrates ‘top tweeters’ at #TwitterDinner, but what places a tweeter on top?

Last night, as I skimmed through my feed, a nightly ritual before drifting off to Bedfordshire, I noticed a handful of celebrities were waxing lyrical about the ‘top tweeters’ #TwitterDinner they had just attended, hosted by Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, … Continue reading

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Q&A: Caroline Shenton, Chief Archivist, UK Parliamentary Archives

Archives aren’t usually places associated with digital technology but UK Parliamentary Archives Chief Archivist, Caroline Shenton, blows the dust off the myths and tells me a very different tale. What would a typical day (if such a thing exists!) be … Continue reading

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Communication: vital for Tottenham community to start healing, following riot

Having watched the events in Tottenham as they unfolded last night, prompted, of course, by Twitter, I couldn’t help but think about what it is that brings a community to a boiling point, seeing the pan tip and its contents … Continue reading

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Guest post: Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen on Court of Appeal online content licensing ruling

Further to the blog post I wrote here earlier this week, I’d like to introduce Meltwater group CEO, Jorn Lyseggen, who has kindly written a guest blog post to give further insight into the Appeal Court ruling for the case … Continue reading

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Google + and the homogeny of social networking

As Google+ rocks up as the new cool kid at the social media party, stealing the glitter-ball-dazzle from Facebook, Twitter et al, it seems a good time to step back from those bright and colourful digital lights to consider its … Continue reading

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The future: social TV commentary?

While I sit and watch, what has so far been, a really very exciting Wimbledon men’s final, my enjoyment has been somehow tarnished by the appalling quality of the commentary from the BBC – especially the inane comments coming from … Continue reading

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Your blood bank needs you! (Gay men need not apply)

A few years back I had a humiliating encounter with a blood donation centre nurse that was less Carry On and more stop right there. I didn’t faint at the sight of a needle, the usual source of embarrassment one … Continue reading

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Manifesto?

As a journalist who has worked extensively within the digital arena it is odd that I have never embarked on marking out my own online territory with a personal blog. I have cocked my leg on various occasions, dallying with … Continue reading

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