The Real Britney Becomes a Bit More Real

Compare and contrast: Stephen Fry, John Cleese and Britney Spears are all on Twitter. Brittney’s account is called ‘therealbritney’, but it initially read more like a collection of abbreviated press releases than anything else. Talking about things like “Britney’s new YouTube channel” and asking “Have you joined the Britney social network yet? Connect with other […]

Recent Reading

Mark Haddon, A Spot of Bother – a beautiful and wonderful story. Fiction for men always makes me happy. Hornby does it well, but I prefer Haddon. He also wrote The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which I really enjoyed on holiday recently. James Bradley, The Resurrectionist – I wanted to like […]

This is why we can’t have nice things: TechCrunch

I stopped reading TechCrunch a while ago, so it wasn’t until I saw it mentioned on Loic’s blog recently that Michael Arrington annoyed me all over again, this time by crowing about a holiday video. At the risk of feeding the troll, I want to make it clear how stupid and utterly irritating Michael Arrington’s […]

Gary Vaynerchuk (and others) at Web 2.0 Expo NY

Gary Vaynerchuk (Director of Operations at Wine Library) presented a high energy, passionate and fun keynote on ‘Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landscape’ at the Web 2.0 Expo New York last month. Highlights: “There is no reason in 2008 to do shit you hate. You can lose just as much money being happy […]

Links for 2008-10-12

The Observer: Danger lurks for BBC’s bloggers – Peter Preston on Robert Peston: “Blogs don’t go through anxious committees of editors, pondering deeply. They are self-publication, performed at the double. No criticism of Peston there. Came the hour, came the man & his fans. Yet do you hear, somewhere just off set, the sound of […]