Category Archives: General

Technology can ease poverty, but tech companies need to get on board

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Share this post Today is Blog Action Day, an annual nonprofit event that “aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day.” Last year the theme was the environment. This … Continue reading

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Firing up the old boiler again

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Share this postAfter some time away from my venerable old blog, I’m going to start using this site again. Hell, it is my namesake, the site I started in 2002. For my “work” you can still check out Techcrunch UK … Continue reading

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Mobile upturn?

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Libel and Defamation law for Bloggers

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Share this post Being a traditionally trained journalist (prior to entering the blogging world a few years ago) I have always had a healthy respect for the libel law in the UK, which is, in the main, anti-media, anti-journalism, and … Continue reading

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Social media cafe as flash mob

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Share this post Last year fellow blogger and social media expert Lloyd Davis came up with an idea for something called a “social media cafe” where people working in social media (bloggers, marketing people, technologists etc) could get together in … Continue reading

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Digital design event

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Share this post If you are interested in current digital technology and creativity developments, or have something to contribute about the importance of good design principles in interactive media, then check out iDesign: design for life on September 18th, at … Continue reading

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New-ish pastures

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Share this post You may have picked this up elsewhere, but here’s a brief announcement for mbites readers. I am the new Editor of TechCrunch UK & Ireland. Some may know that I helped launch the site for the first … Continue reading

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This week I am mostly at…

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Share this post I HATE blog posts that apologise for the lack of updates. Like, who cares?! Either blog or don’t blog. Just don’t apologise. However, I do find that these days I update my Twitter microblog more than this … Continue reading

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Eight reasons why Facebook owns your ass

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Share this post Thanks to the “Facebook Isn’t Private, and 7 Other Things You Should Know” post I have taken the main points about its Terms and Conditions and summarised below. It makes for gritty reading. 1. The terms can … Continue reading

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Brunch Bites 1.0 – A new salon for a new era

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Share this post Brunch Bites 1.0, the first “salon” style event from Bites Media (the new mini-network of digital business blogs: tbites, mediabites, mobbites, musicbites) went very well today. In attendance were a wide variety of people drawn from digital … Continue reading

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