The BBC announces myBBC – for the third time in 15 years

A funny thing happened to me today. I got struck by a sense of internet déjà vu so strong that I felt I turned into some kind of one-man-https-black-hole sucking the future into the past and then regurgitating it not…

Wittgenstein is the sincerest form of flattery

On Friday afternoon, at the height of #TheDress, I thought to myself, what is the silliest possible article that I could write on this topic? The one that will be held up as an example of how the media lost…

I’ll be at Hacks/Hackers London tomorrow. I used to be a die-hard regular, and would frantically blog every talk. Those days have gone. Two children under the age of six have severely curtailed my ability to go out at night….

Typography claims hoist by own petard

There’s a lovely essay here on Practical Typography about whether Medium’s look and feel is good typography, or more like a frozen pizza i.e. “Not as whole­some as a meal you could make your­self, but for those with­out the time…

It’s Friday! So what better way to spend it than by mooching around the internet looking at some of the things that I found interesting and worth reading this week? Go on, slack off and tuck in. We did this……

We did this, they did that #3

It’s number 3 in my increasingly regular blog post series of stuff-I-thought-you-should-read. I mean, you don’t have to. I’m just saying you might enjoy it. OK? We did this… Abi Wilkinson interviewed the would-be Labour MP who might unseat Nick…

Using wearable tech to film YouTube is going to be the new “taping songs off the chart show”

OK, probably not, but here goes… So I’ve been getting a glimpse of the future of wearable tech because my 5 year old daughter decided to spend her Xmas money on a Vtech watch like this. The main things she…

Is @savedyouaclick snobbish about media? Yes

See, I saved you a click in the headline. I’ve always been aggravated by the @savedyouaclick Twitter account. Expectation gap headlines can certainly be annoying, and oh boy did they rule Facebook for six months a while back. But headlines…

We did this, they did that #2

It’s number two of my experiment of reviving my old “Friday reading” style blog posts, with a smattering of things my team has done at the Mirror mixed with some interesting other stuff I found lying about on the interwebs….

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…