Category Archives: General

Banning Facebook is like banning loos

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Share this post I am reminded of the days when Web access was banned by employers because employees would spend too much time on it. Now Facebook is getting banned by City firms. I mean you might as well ban … Continue reading

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Turn Facebook statuses into a twitter feed?

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Share this post Julian Bond at Voidstar has a great post on routing all your and your friend’s Status updates from Facebook to Twitter using Mario Menti’s excellent TwitterFeed service. Now, here’s my question. Is this not completely insane? Keeping … Continue reading

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Facebook is not the Holy Grail

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Share this post Today I’ve been reading Rex Hammock’s Weblog (thanks Voidstar for the link) who writes about how Facebook it’s not really the Holy Grail for either social networking or being the ultimate tool for collaborative working and tracking. … Continue reading

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WordCamp for the UK?

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Share this post It seems to me that something like Wordcamp should be done in the UK. The techies have their BarCamp. Why not something around content? And it doesn’t have to be just about WordPress skills…. (I use Drupal … Continue reading

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New Statesman New Media Awards

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Share this post Here are a few camphone snaps I took at the recent New Statesman New Media Awards. It was hosted by Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC’s technology correspondent. It was held in some rather lovely gardens next to Westminster … Continue reading

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Playing blog catchup

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Share this post I’ve been kinda busy with other things lately (like, having a personal life) so it’s good to get back to some blogging on mbites (going since 2002, don’t you know?). Here’s a random list of things I’ve … Continue reading

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The lessons from BackFence.com

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Share this post There are some fascinating lessons to be learned from the closure of BackFence.com in the US. I think the most salient come in the comments to this story, namely that: • “Hyper-local is about utility and networks … Continue reading

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Video Blogging at Chinwag Party

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Share this post Am video blogging from the Chinwag Party in London tonight. If you want your startup to be on tbites.com, call me – 07720291095

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Twitter is a story-teller's dream

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Share this post Piece this together from my Twitter feed. The storm clouds of weather and terrorism combined…. : 15:31 technokitten getting very bored of the rain. Maybe a cup of tea will help! 16:02 Suw @drewb: I’m in N7, … Continue reading

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Desparate startups bearing coffee

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Share this post As described in Wired Magazine today: “TechCrunch Blogger Michael Arrington Can Generate Buzz … and Cash” “Michael Arrington was sound asleep in his bedroom in Atherton, California, when three men burst in. Naturally, he was startled. His … Continue reading

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