Best consumer tech publication goes to…

…Stuff, who, like most of tonight’s winners, couldn’t be here in person, but sent a text message of gratitude. Oh, the glamour.

Best staff hack gong goes to…

…Phil Muncaster of IT Week, who should definitely have won Best Haircut as well.

It's getting very hot in here now

No sign of Stephen Davies, the mysterious ‘Third Man’ of tonight’s blogging troupe. That just leaves the tag team of myself and Mr Smith, and he’s got more gossip than I have. Must… make… something… up… Ooh no, the awards…

Oh god, the pressure…

Well, here I am at the Flackenhacks – I’m not sure I like this blogging in public business…plus the keys are made of metal and only let you type at the rate of one word a minute, so if anything…

BBC R4 launches new blog programme – iPM

As noted previously, BBC Radio 4 is now about to launch a new weekly programme devoted to rounding up the best of the debate in the blogosphere and elsewhere in the social mediasphere. It’s now called iPM, and the first…

Ancestry.com: the DNA database it's fun to be on

Tired of the surveillance society never giving you anything back? Now you can get something nice in return for handing over your most intimate information. Thursday’s Telegraph reported that geneaology website ancestry.com has built a huge DNA database that enables…

Bloggers strike for Burma – but what did it achieve?

You may not have realised it, but yesterday there was a worldwide bloggers’ strike. Orchestrated by a group called Free Burma, the aim of the strike was to show support for the Burmese people protesting against their country’s ruling military…

PATHETIC HUMANS CAN'T HANDLE FACEBOOK!

We interrupt this programme to bring you the text of an email from Fox News which has just arrived in my inbox, verbatim apart from the phone numbers, which I have redacted: GREETINGS: BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION, MY NAME IS…

Polyvore: it's Web 2.0 for girls

(I’ve been watching the other half mowing down splicers in Bioshock all week, so I reckon I’m entitled to go a bit girly for a moment.) I came across this fantastic site Polyvore yesterday, via this story on Valleywag. Polyvore…

I am not a technophobic loon

It’s not every day that a national newspaper suggests that I need counselling, or that I get called a ‘complete technophobic loon‘ by Valleywag. But apparently the fact that I deactivated my Facebook account for a few days in June…

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