Front Line Journalism – Has Twitter taken it a step too far?

Last night I read a news report about Mark MacKinnon – a journalist covering the Bangkok  troubles. Sheltering in a Temple, he tweeted updates from his phone about the desperate situation he was facing. There is something that makes me feel very uncomfortable about this. Surely this is a step too far.   I am not a … Continue reading

Tea, Cucumber Sandwiches and Twitter: Keeping Up With The Brits

Oh what a jolly interesting time we’re having in Britain in 2010, a new decade where Britain has fully embraced the world of social media. The Queen may not be sat there with a smartphone nor David Cameron with his own Facebook page, however our British institutions have launched themselves into the world of social networking with … Continue reading

How to get Freeview and BBC Radio on iPhone…Hooray :)

I’ve learnt a few top tips these last few weeks so thought I’d share how to get Freeview and BBC Radio on the iPhone. Freeview In the UK Freeview TV is available on the web from http://www.tvcatchup.com. Simply register an e-mail address and password to gain access to the TV channels. You’ll notice a section for … Continue reading

Dear BBC, Where are my iPhone apps please?

I’m going to contradict myself here as I generally don’t consider myself a huge fan of the BBC, however I am awaiting their official iPhone applications as I do tend to rely heavily on their news and sport reporting. The thing with the BBC is that I know I’m not going to like everything they … Continue reading

Voting Over – Is Social Media Politics Over Too?

David Dimblebly hasn’t really caught on to the social media thing during this General Election. Watching the TV coverage it’s clear he’s not convinced by Twitter. But I am. I have never been so engaged before in an election or politics in general. I feel more informed and more involved and it’s all been delivered … Continue reading

Spoilt for Choice – Election Results Night

So UK…tomorrow is decision time after 4 weeks of frantic campaiging. I’ll be tuning into TV to watch the results come in (though I don’t expect to last the whole night) but I’m more interested to see how else the results will be reported in the rest of the media. I’m still undecided who to vote … Continue reading

Tweetminster: Tweet To Show You’ve Voted

Unless you’ve been on another planet over the last few weeks, you’ll be aware that Thursday is decision time and we may wake up to a new UK government on Friday morning. This election has gripped me like never before, simply because technology has taken over. In 2005 there were no Twitter campaigns or election … Continue reading

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