The Times (They Are A Changing)

The new look Times (UK) website has been published today at http://www.thetimes.co.uk . This is a little taster of the site that is going to become a paid subscription  – a bold step by The Times which will see users paying to read the news which is also accessible for free on most other news … Continue reading

Facebook Privacy – Open Graph: The Simple Guide

So Facebook’s Open Graph is where we’ve headed, but as much as it’s causing excitement in the development world, it’s causing confusion in the real world. We’re mostly oblivious to it, but there’s bits of us scattered all across the web in different networks. In a plan of what seems to be world wide web … Continue reading

Diaspora here we come?

It looks like I’m not the only one preparing to ditch Facebook (yes preparing….read here). The question is do I need a replacement or am I happy without? Where Facebook is failing, others are booming with one name in the pipeline sticking out in particular…Diaspora. So what is so special about Diaspora? Well it’s all … Continue reading

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

So Long Facebook…Kind Of

To Facebook or not to Facebook, that is the question. For the last few weeks I have been toying with the idea of closing down my Facebook account. I’ve fallen into a routine of checking it every time I log onto a computer or pick up my phone and to find out what…that a random from … Continue reading

Twitter Leads Again: William Hague – The Most Significant Tweet?

  I think this tweet is pretty amazing. William Hague has made quite possibly one of the most significant announcements Twitter has ever seen in the UK. We all know that this signals the final talks that will bring us out of the hung parliament and that will see us finally having a new Prime Minister. … Continue reading

Checking In…

When I joined Twitter about 3 years ago I was at a bit of a loss and not really sure what to do. There weren’t many people I knew or celebrities using it and it all seemed a little pointless. I abandoned it for a while. Needless to say I now check it every day … 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

UK General Election Voting Turnout So Far…Twitter & Facebook

Facebook’s voting poll has registered a total of 700870 as of 3.40pm this afternoon. Tweetminster is currently reporting 14176 votes. Not as big as I was expecting but have no idea what actual turnout would be at this stage in the day. To follow live coverage on the web/Twitter, see the links in my previous post: … Continue reading

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