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Discovery is the new Serendipity

This morning BBC Breakfast carried a feature about the future of newspapers. It’s a subject that, despite being out of the newspaper business for more than a decade, I’m still interested in. The peg on which the Beeb hung this mini debate was on the Rupert Murdoch’s Leveson assertion that newspapers would be dead within … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Douglas Adams was right about deadlines…

The man who wrote that the ultimate answer was 42, once said that he loved deadlines, he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by. Perhaps this should become the Adams Memorial feature, as it seems to be paying about the same amount of respect to (albeit my own) weekly deadline. so time … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Web round-up

Running out of excuses as to why it takes me so long to get this post written, so rather than bore you with it, here’s my round-up of what’s been interesting me on the web recently. Reasons to be cheerful Nothing annoys me quite as regularly as gender stereotyping kids toys – the art of pigeon-holing children … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Very Pinteresting Mr Bond – Things social media savvy Bond villains might now say

While SPECTRE might be unlikely to create a board of unusual ways to dispatch 007, It’s about the only thing that hasn’t been suggested for the hottest new social network on the block. In fact you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was only one tech story in the world over the last few weeks … Continue reading

TWTFTW: Calendars mean nothing to me…

That was the fortnight that was Despite my good intentions, once again this feature has been about as regular as a dog with constipation. I apologise for the rather graphic simile but it’s late and I’m feeling guilty. So in a bid to pretend that I have been carrying out a punishing blogging schedule I … Continue reading

Twitter and the continuing evolution of journalism

This week two major players in the world of news decided that Twitter would no longer be a platform upon which they would allow their journalists to break stories. Sky was the first to institute new rules for using the platform – leading to the #savefieldproducer hashtag on Twitter. The Satellite giant was closely followed … Continue reading

The Artist – awesomeness squared

(Note: This is something of an experiment in exporting content from Storify to the blog so apologies for any formatting issues) The Artist – Official Trailer [HD] trailers Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:44:00 Sometimes you see something which is so wondrous and delightful that it makes you want to watch it again, and again, and … Continue reading

TWTWTW: True dat…

In the words of Leonard Hofstadter: “ yes I’ve gotten a lot more street lately.” This week’s belated round-up of my week on the web, let’s kick things off with some satire… The Onion nails it  The Onion on Herman Cain: “Rumors Of Extramarital Affair End Campaign Of Presidential Candidate Who Didn’t Know China Has … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Number 6

Another troll though the week’s interweb offerings and sadly another horrible story with which to start. RIP Gary Speed. Football is a tribal thing. You support your team through everything, it’s us against the world and the players who are privileged enough to pull on the jersey represent that. Usually, the tribal nature of football … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Double Deckard, V and the Death pumpkin

Another swift round-up of my week on the interweb. There’s a distinct filmic feel to this week… Double Deckard Ridley Scott as we know is dabbling with Blade Runner once more. It’s probably a sequel  but it probably won’t feature Harrison Ford. Cutting edge up front A few months ago I wrote about an incredible … Continue reading