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What I’ve tweeted on 2009-03-16

Sun shine outside, coffee and radio inside, and a promising day ahead. # “If you want to follow us on Twitter… you can’t” Paddy O’Connell on Broadcasting House, R4… 🙂 # @johnpopham @robertbrook Ok – how sad are we all? … Continue reading

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What I’ve tweeted on 2009-03-15

@O2UKOfficial my email is bill@andfinally.com 🙂 in reply to O2UKOfficial # Planning a quiet day. # @radioproducer have a great time at Maker Faire… sorry I can’t be there too. in reply to radioproducer # RT @_ade: Permanently referring all … Continue reading

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The bustle of participation

I’m one of the bloggers over at the New Statesman New Media Awards blog.  Latest entry considers what Sam Johnson might have made of Twitter… I’ve been up for an hour. In that time I’ve updated my Facebook status and … Continue reading

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Twitter is the Higgs Boson of the Internet

The Higgs field is what gives particles their mass.  Go into orbit and try to push a 1 tonne satellite – you can’t. It weighs nothing but its mass is unchanged by being in free fall or even in deep … Continue reading

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Context is everything

It’s late on Sunday evening and I’ve just finished writing a column for Ariel, the BBC’s inhouse newspaper. I’m tired, but thought I’d spend five minutes installing Growl, the fabulous tool that tells you about what your Mac’s up to, … Continue reading

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Three essays by Samuel Johnson

My friend Giles at Proboscis kindly invited me to suggest the material for one of their really cool eBooks, and being that kind of hack I chose three essays by Johnson, the man to whom all journalists are beholden. The … Continue reading

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From the archive…

I wrote and published this on my blog in September 2003, over three  years ago, and came across it while rebuilding my home page today. I think it is even more relevant now. In February I wrote a column for … Continue reading

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