I’ve absolutely loved being part of the Daily Mirror and Ampp3d’s coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum. And right now, I’ve got quite a good few hours of coverage ahead of me still. As polls close, here’s some thoughts on…

Ampp3d under “friendly fire” from the National Secular Society

We did a story on Ampp3d this week fact-checking the Daily Mail’s scaremongering nonsense about the number of Muslim children growing up in the UK. The National Secular Society did not like it. In their story about the number of…

Just a thought on the level of abuse journalists have been receiving during the #Indyref campaign in Scotland. Tom Bradby writes a post about how he isn’t enjoying the experience of covering the referendum because of the level of abuse…

An open letter to the Independent about reporting the royal baby news

If your schtick is that you don’t make a big fuss about reporting news about the royal family, then tweeting out that that you didn’t make a big fuss about it with a #RoyalBaby hashtag appears to be self-defeating How…

Last time I checked the internet was not short of opinions about the Scottish Independence Referendum. So please feel free to ignore mine. Although it does include a little bit about the experience of running Ampp3d during the process which…

The Scotsman really has banned mention of Wings Over Scotland in their comments

UPDATE It’s been pointed out to me in the comments here, and I’ve tested it, and the ban on mentions of “Wings Over Scotland” has now been removed Original article from September 8th: In all my years of commenting about…

I’ve made a few sarcastic tweets over the last few days moaning that people are over-reacting to “the horror” of Twitter mixing in favourites with tweets and retweets in your timeline. Woaaaaahhhhhh it’s almost like all your Twitter favourites weren’t…

Construction sites and catcalling at women – the metadata never lies

Doree Lewak has written for the New York Post about how being catcalled in the street by people on construction sites is fun and empowering. Luckily for humanity, the metadata never lies…

I’m always surprised by the extent to which some newspaper columnists are disturbed by the unwashed masses being able to communicate their feelings of grief. First Dylan Byers and then Rosamund Irwin have felt the need to write newspaper columns…

There’s a tweet doing the rounds exposing an internal email that makes pretty grim reading about trying to SEO the death of Robin Williams. SEO is making us better people. pic.twitter.com/8JH8039k9d — Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) August 13, 2014 I can…