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…

…it should be this powerful one by Mary Hamilton: “Reporting suicide: how not to kill your readers” “Fundamentally, the media doesn’t care about the guidelines. It doesn’t care about the people they’re meant to protect. Mentally ill people who die…

Maybe the Daily Star should have checked their own website before complaining about the BBC’s Savile article?

The Daily Star is mightily annoyed with the BBC today – “BBC bosses were blasted last night after a glowing tribute to paedo Jimmy Savile appeared on their news website.” The story? The BBC’s obit of Jimmy Savile has found…

Why URL structure has to be part of your content strategy in one screenshot
Frank Maloney & Kellie Maloney: Watching the media cover a Trans* story with improved empathy

At the weekend the Mirror ran a story on the decision of Kellie Maloney to go public with a gender transition. I must confess I winced when I first saw the headline on my social media feeds. Not because of…

“I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me” – Mat Honan For Wired, Mat Honan ‘liked’ literally everything Facebook threw at him, to see what happened. He could only bear it for…

50 million reasons the media needs to stop thinking Buzzfeed is only lists

BuzzFeed got some money. The New York Times headline was predictable: “50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists” Ha! Ha! Ha! It’s BuzzFeed right? And all they do is lists, right? Ha! Ha! Ha!…