Shift happens

I’m a few months late on this one, I think, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth a watch: five minutes of staggering and relevant statistics charting how much and how quickly technology/the world has changed, how much…

A load of Twitter – the rewrite

Another take on that article in the Sunday Times; this time a nice parody by @kevinmarks, taking the original article and replacing references to Twitter with references to writing a column/being a rent-a-quote/The Times: “Despite the big losses and the…

Egotistical? Inadequate? Vacuous? Ah, you must be on Twitter

Ahh, The Times – they’re at it again, completely missing the point of social media: on this occasion, Twitter. Now admittedly the print version of this nonsense appeared in Sunday’s Style section, so perhaps to expect deep thought and considered…

Serentwipity

   A few posts ago I raised the question of how to introduce yourself to things on the internet that you might like but don’t yet know that you’ll like (or something like that). Musically at least, Twisten.fm might be…

In other news…

The Sunday Times has decided to corral 100 blogs onto its pages and call them Top – the first fifty are here, the next fifty will be published next week. (There may well be more to say on the matter,…

Phishing for greased monkeys

A couple of weeks ago, for approximately 40 minutes, Google’s search results could be seen claiming that every site on the internet, including Google itself, ‘may harm your computer’. Right now (about 23:30) it also appears to be accusing itself…

Spotify: make or break?

In case you haven’t already heard about Spotify (here or elsewhere), its main aim is to give you free access to music – it’s a sort of CD and piracy replacement service; an infinite jukebox. People compare it to last.fm,…

Returning to the comfort zone

Homophily: a sociological term roughly equivalent to ‘birds of a feather flock together.’ Or so I discovered while reading today’s Guardian, which I suppose was a homophilous act in itself (as Graeme Le Saux‘s former teammates would doubtless agree). Homophily²?…

Reading in comfort

It’s an ever-changing world these days, or it was when I last checked a few moments ago. Anything that can be is being turned into ones and zeros: to be copied, distributed, even completely replaced by a digital version. But…

Compare the marketers

Being someone without a television, the only time I usually see telly ads is when I wander over to the pub to watch grown men chase a ball around. However, they’re generally all for Carling, cars, WKD, or Gillette, interspersed…

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