Monthly Archives: January 2013

My Interesting Reads

Commenters, We Want You Back – TechCrunch dumps Facebook sign-in for comments The Daily Post website is getting Facebook sign-in later this year for comments. So… this , from TechCrunch, was an interesting read:  ” The bullies and asshats left … Continue reading

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Why does live tweeting put councils in a spin?

The issue of tweeting in the council chamber has caused some debate lately, and I’m happy to hold my hand up as someone who helped the discussions along.I’ve also been ridiculously busy at work, and so there hasn’t been much … Continue reading

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Twitter gets video!Yay! Oh. Er, boo!

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My Interesting Reads (weekly)

Facebook’s Graph Search v Google+: two icebergs on a collision course “What do we know about Google+? Google launched it in June 2011, amid much fanfare; the problem was that it looked very like a social network – in which … Continue reading

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My Interesting Reads (weekly)

Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013 -Harvard Business Review tags: disruptive trends innovation The New York Times’ Plan to Save the Banner Ad “Inside the NYT’s Idea Lab, a team of 10 works to save the banner ad. The lab … Continue reading

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Open season on audience stalking

Photo by Trojan_Llama The quote below is taken from an interesting post on It’s All Journalism today, that raised the question of why news media push content to social sites and engage users there, rather than on their own sites.  … Continue reading

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My Interesting Reads

Changes in web-user behaviour | Web Usability Fascinating study of web users and usability – especially around how people are accessing content directly via search. Raises some interesting questions around how we design our home pages (and the diminishing relevance … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition and the benefits of snark

I think next year, instead of running that newspaper stalwart the Review of the Year, I might suggest a round-up of Front Pages That Never Were.The topic came up after Dan Owen and I had a good hard stare at … Continue reading

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