Monthly Archives: August 2009

Why the RSS river of news drowns Facebook and Google Reader

My Facebook page has had a serious clear out. I junked my Twitter feed, Friendfeed and Mento links (along with a host of other stuff that I never liked or really wanted but which I acquired every time a friend … Continue reading

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A (very unscientific) test between the N97 and iPhone, With added dinosaurs…

Two titans went up against each other in a desperate battle for supremacy this week, at the Walking With Dinosaurs show in the Echo Arena. Yes, amid earth-shaking, smoke machines and screaming children, I pitted an iPhone 3Gs and a … Continue reading

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Talking social journalism at TEDx Liverpool

I was asked if I’d be one of the speakers at TEDx Liverpool – the first of several TEDx North events taking place over the next few months – and it turned out be be a memorable day.Based around the … Continue reading

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Reporting breaking news using an N95 and social media

I went back to reporting today; there was a fire in Stanley St, Liverpool, and I found myself (quite by accident) on the scene before the road was cordoned off. Fire engines were parked the length of Victoria Street – … Continue reading

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Can The Observer succeed where The Rocky Mountain News failed?

I’m not a regular reader of The Observer but I’m following the news and views around its potential future (or lack of) with interest.There’s a Facebook page (4,300-plus people have joined, a Twitter account , a Twitter hashtag (#savetheobserver), innumerable … Continue reading

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The journalist marketplace

I’ve been having an online amble around Journalism Shop and wondering how long before something similar opens in the UK. This is what the founders have to say about themselves: Over the past couple of years the Los Angeles Times … Continue reading

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