Some stuff I read or noticed this week that I thought was worth drawing your attention to. It’s not mandatory to read anything – except maybe the Tom Coates’ blog post about the snail. You should definitely read that. And…

“Elegant Tools” with Facebook, GDS, Orange and OpenIdeo

Last night I went to an event called “Elegant Tools” which was hosted by Facebook in the swanky surrounds of the St Pancras Renaissance, which was also once the location for a great episode of Most Haunted. The evening was…

Things I read this week. Which you could read too. If you wanted to. No pressure. This man seems to have fundamentally misunderstood that people publish stuff on social networks because they enjoy sharing, not because they are concerned about…

The BBC have published a list of their URLs that have been removed from Google search results under the “right to be forgotten”. I’ve seen a fair bit of commentary saying this is brave journalism, and being a bit gleeful…

As a journalist, what would I write if Dapper Laughs committed suicide?

So this week Dapper Laughs launched DappsDaily then pulled it after accusations of plagiarism from the Guardian, banned the Liverpool Echo from reviewing a show, and faced local council calls for him not to play in Sunderland. And today on…

Matt Round on his personal highlights from UsVsTh3m

I’ve tried to avoid getting all misty-eyed on here about UsVsTh3m and Ampp3d and Row Zed and all that j@zz, but this is a lovely blog post from Matt Round who worked on some of the interactive stuff we did…

It’s some stuff! What I read! You might like it too! Or Not! “If Apple phased out the Mac, how would those who use it to get work done carry on?” ME BASH ROCKS TOGETHER. Actually the link reveals a…

I wrote yesterday about “8 things we learned covering #GE2015 for Ampp3d & UsVsTh3m” and my friend/former colleague/drinking partner/fellow Doctor Who fan/beard rival Richard Beech chipped in with another couple in a blog post on the blog that he said…

8 things we learned covering #GE2015 for Ampp3d & UsVsTh3m

Last month I gave a short talk at Hacks/Hackers London about covering the 2015 General Election with Ampp3d and UsVsTh3m. Here are 8 things we learned. 1. We don’t have much useful digital “prior art” It is possible this is…

The NYT forcing staff to use their mobile site sends an important message

The New York Times are running an experiment to force staff off their desktop machines and on to their mobile phones and tablets. Mark Coatney has written that it will be “one big pain in the ass”. I agree with…