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Comment 15 September

Twitter elegantly opens a new chapter in personalised content consumption

Now I don’t claim to be any kind of guru as far as the seismic activity of the tech world is concerned. But, as a punter, I already like the look of the new Twitter interface design. By enabling u…

Comment 28 July

Yes, it’s an ad but…

... it’s a fascinating summary of the impact that the web is having on the communications landscape in the UK. Lovely animation too.

Comment 18 July

Top Marx: An animated alternative explanation for the financial crisis

Here’s the chapter I’ve been waiting for on an explanation of the financial crisis: A brilliant animated account — based on a lecture at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manuf…

News 16 July

One minute sentiment tracking survey: BP and you, Round Two

You may remember that, a couple of weeks ago, I invited people to contribute to a survey about sentiment towards BP and politicians associated with the Deepwater Horizon incident. Before I publish…

Long Read 5 July

Why the social web’s good for financial advisers

This is a post that’s been published as an article in this month’s FS Focus — a publication produced by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. I’ll warn you now, it’s fairly lengthy, …

News 17 June

Are corporate social responsibility programmes defunct?

I don’t often plug work by a colleague, but Jenny Crossland has put together a really interesting case for the prosecution against running CSR programmes. For a CSR specialist, her argument may seem c…

News 15 June

BP and you

In case you missed my tweets yesterday, I’m trying to gather a decent sample of opinions on perceptions of BP, Barack Obama et al in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon incident. I plan to publish the f…

Comment 5 June

What’s eating Leroy Stick?

There’s been a good deal of attention paid to the spoof BP public relations tweets at BPGlobalPR over the past few days. To be honest, I tend towards the view that it’s a cheap shot to satirise the env…

News 17 February

Quickquid.co.uk’s 2,356% typical APR is wrong

I’m on something of a mission. I was watching the TV earlier today and saw quickquid.co.uk’s advert offering ‘payday’ loans at 2356% typical APR. I thought it was wrong, so I started this Facebook Group. …

News 15 February

Where’s the proof? Google, the luge and the reliability of online news sources

Over the weekend, the social web has been rife with news that Google decided to withdraw a homepage illustration depicting a luge competitor, which was published within hours of the tragic death of…