Twitter is allegedly about to make a BIG change to its timeline function. Gone will be the real-time experience of tweets shown in chronological order, and in will come algorithmically targeted tweets, shown for their relevance to the user, rather than when they’re posted. And the twittering classes seem less than enamoured with this proposed […]Read More Real-time Twitter, or predictive algorithms? The choice is yours
It’s been a very sad few months for music, with many talented, influential musicians going to the great gig in the sky – and RIP to all these souls. But Bowie is different… so, so different. Losing Bowie eclipses EVERYTHING. Having Ziggy and Major Tom snatched from us in such a heartbreaking and untimely way […]Read More Goodbye, Mr Bowie: there’s a starman, waiting in the sky
The music industry has always been full of moguls promising to turn young hopefuls into stars. It’s nothing new: it’s been going on ever since there’s been a way to record a song and make money out of selling it. The big cheeses will always want a hit – simple as that. But we seem […]Read More Don’t be a star: be a musical visionary!
I have a message for you Clarks Shoes: In 2015, not EVERY girl wants their shoes covered in flowers and sparkles. Maybe, just maybe, you might want to think about that when designing your 2016 range. Because, at the moment, you’ve got a pretty dire choice in your kids’ product range for girls who want […]Read More Girls, sparkles and buying shoes
I’ve not written anything on my blog yet this month. And there’s a reason for that. I recently found out that my friend Rachael is fighting cancer and that she’s been writing a very powerful and enlightening blog about her fight with the Big C. It’s a moving, but inspirational, read and it’s helping her […]Read More The story of one girl’s fight against cancer
Mobile is great. I love my Android smartphone, I love my Apple iPad and I love the fact that I can be connected to the online world wherever I am at any time (well, as long as there’s a phone mast or some handy wifi in the area). But are we spending a little too […]Read More Might as well face it, we’re addicted to screens!
The digital world is here. And as I talked about in Part 1, digital has changed just about everything we take for granted in the modern world. Our everyday lives revolve around the internet, mobile networks and the ability to communicate and consume online. Digital has completely changed our expectations of the world. We […]Read More Welcome to the digital world – Part 2: The illusion of choice
If you take a look at how we live our lives now, it’s hard to imagine an existence before we had digital. So much of our everyday life revolves around the internet, mobile networks and the ability to communicate and consume online. In such a relatively short space of time, digital has changed EVERYTHING. Digital […]Read More Welcome to the digital world – Part 1: Instant solutions
Congratulations to me. I’ve found the most pedantic person on the internet. Or, to be more precise, they’ve found me, as I found out when I checked my Twitter notifications earlier today. There, waiting patiently for me, was a tweet informing me that I’d made a mistake in a tweet. Apparently, I used the term […]Read More Attack of the killer pedants!
I’ve noticed a rather odd trend in journalism – titles of articles are getting more and more formulaic. What do I mean by that? Well, let me try and explain. Do you follow any news websites, lifestyle sites or online magazines on social media (and I’m really talking about Twitter more than anything here)? If […]Read More You’ve been writing headlines wrong this whole time! (and other lazy titles)