Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
I’m a bit chuffed today, I noticed that Mashable pushed out a Twitter visualisations article just a few days after the one I published on The Next Web. I recognise it’s not a unique idea – but the timing is uncanny. There’s even some overlap in the content. The Next Web’s post Mashable’s post Woohoo ...

Getting great pictures at the Tour de France 4

Photography and bike racing – it’s always good to combine your passions. This year gave me a chance to get to the Tour for the first time since 2007 so I headed to Bordeaux to see a stage finish and, the following day, the start of the final time trial. Bike racing is quite unique ...

How not to follow the Tour de France 1

How not to follow the Tour de France
Very occasionally I like to not know stuff and, when that happens, being compulsively hyper-connected can make life quite difficult. One of those things is the results of today’s Tour de France stage. I like to get home and watch the coverage not yet knowing the outcome – pretty old school, huh? It takes all ...

Poll: What’s been your World Cup story of the week? [week 2] 1

Last week I used the World Cup as an excuse to experiment with embedding PollDaddy polls into WordPress. This week I don’t really have an excuse, except to say that I thought it was an interesting exercise. Time to think back to some of your highlights and select your favourite. World Cup wk 2 | ...

No more digests

A housekeeping note. I was looking back through the old posts and decided that The Next Web digests (1, 2, 3, 4) feel a bit out of place. I decided to create a The Next Web page and will stop publishing digests. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

Poll: What’s been your World Cup story of the week? 1

We’re a week (and a bit) into the World Cup. Time to think back to some of your highlights and select your favourite. What’s been your World Cup story of the week?online survey Note: You’ll have to copy and paste for the news stories, clicking on the row selects it as your vote Tell your ...

More posts from The Next Web 2

More posts from The Next Web
It’s been about a month so time for a new digest of posts. Making LinkedIn work for employer and employee Social media policy development is still in its infancy and one thing many companies are coming to terms with is how to approach LinkedIn. Instinctively, there‚Äôs benefit for both parties but working out how to ...

Facebook takes an unusual stand against Zimbabwe

Facebook takes an unusual stand against Zimbabwe
In order to research a post I was writing for The Next Web today, I was creating some dummy a/cs on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Bizarrely, Facebook’s automatic account filtering wouldn’t let me create an account with the surname “Banana”. Canaan Banana was the first president of Zimbabwe and, were he alive, he might very ...

Yours in jousting

Yours in jousting
Here’s a piece I wrote for St Christopher’s Inn’s about 5 years ago, shortly after arriving in the UK. I had all but forgotten about it but a Google alert reminded me and I still think it’s pretty funny, even if it is a long read. Warwick Castle near Birmingham If you have access to ...

Using templates when autoposting blog entries from flickr

Using templates when autoposting blog entries from flickr
I just discovered that with a bit of tinkering I could get my photoblog posts from this… to this… These posts are auto-created by flickr when I email images to a specific email address. I never liked that flickr repeated the image title and “uploaded by” under the image, it was a bit overpowering. Admittedly, ...
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