Exclusive bropinion: A man has thinks

I realise that writing this blog post makes me a hypocrite and part of the problem, but tough. I’ve drafted it enough times in my head that not publishing it will make me explode. Men, on the whole, you are…

Why I’ve found that online communities on media sites always seem doomed to fail

Why I’ve found that online communities on media sites always seem doomed to fail

I’ve spent a long time over the years working at media companies and specifically around the software and design that supports commenting and forums. Having watched the Guardian close the “You Tell Us” thread last week, I thought I might…

2 reasons journalism continues to have a dysfunctional relationship with Facebook

Mary Hamilton wrote this week “No, good content is not enough for Facebook success”, responding to what Liz Heron had said at a recent conference. Mary’s argument is that Facebook are being misleading when they tell news organisations that making…

9 things news organisations could learn about social media from “Martin Belam’s joke” on Twitter

9 things news organisations could learn about social media from “Martin Belam’s joke” on Twitter

Nah, not really.

The growing disconnect between social media use and broadcast media convention on election days

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…

Tom Bradby isn’t enjoying covering the #IndyRef. This may be the new normal

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…

Why don’t I care about Twitter shoving “favourites” into my timeline?

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…

Two posts well worth reading about the Facebook news feed algorithm

“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

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!…

Did the Times of Israel say genocide was permissible? Spoiler: NO

Did the Times of Israel say genocide was permissible? Spoiler: NO

A blogger on the Times Of Israel website posted a piece today asking when genocide was permissible. The Times of Israel moderated it off. People are posting screenshots and responding on Twitter as if the Times said it themselves. Hmm,…