The ‘alt-left’ media, memes, algorithms, and the price of the MSM not taking the internet seriously

A couple of very good pieces about the impact of online activity on elections that I recommend you take a bit of time to read. First up, Jim Waterson with “The Rise Of The Alt-Left British Media” It’s a look…

(L-R) My dad, James, some bloke a couple of rows back, and me, at Leyton Orient on Boxing Day 2016

What if taking my son to Leyton Orient is ruining football for him?

A couple of weeks ago my wife and children had just landed in Cyprus, and she texted me: “On the bus to the hotel – we’re the first stop – thank God! Flight was fine – no bumps. James wants…

I’m Martin Belam! You might know me from such internet projects as…

My name is Martin Belam and I’m about to become Social & New Formats Editor at the Guardian and you might be thinking “Who is this bozo and what the hell is that all about” So, by way of a…

Friday Reading S02E09

Friday Reading S02E09

*sings* It’s some stuff 🎶 I read 🎶 That you might like 🎶 Or not. *ends singing* “After all this, you still think you want to be an information architect because you are in love with the idea of spreading…