Post-script

If I had a euro for every time someone watched my social media guru video…I’d have around €20,000 by lunchtime today. Which would be nice. Last Thursday I spent 30 minutes writing a script and building a little animation around it using a site called xtranormal.com. The vid took a swipe at the self-proclaimed social…

Free become one

The press release issued last week by the owning triumvirate of the forthcoming Metro Herald newspaper offered little by way of information on what is now a confirmed merger. It was amazingly hollow, in fact. (The text of it is below the fold). Hiding behind the merger’s ratification by the Competition Authority, the release merely…

100 days in charge of the BBC?

Eight-year-olds today have it easy. One narky letter to the Guardian and you get whisked in to be G2 editor for a day. Charlotte Jones (8), emailed the Guardian to give out that her cartoon insert had disappeared, only to be replaced by a football supplement. In return for her letter, she got a day…

Twitter v The Blog – a Sensitive Cull?

James Blog: “Do you expect me to talk?” Twitter: “No, Mr Blog. I expect you to die” In a filmic parallel, microblog/micromedia phenomenon Twitter has taken a large, evil laser to the crotch of the blogosphere. As Twitter takes flight, the blog post rate, and level of blog interaction, is plummeting to the ground. The…

Pedalling half-truths

The Green Party’s cycle to work scheme came in for an unwarranted media kneecapping over the weekend, with an article picked up first the Sunday Times being subsequently ‘cogged’ by the Independent on Monday. Both took shots at the scheme, suggesting that interest in the scheme has been minimal, with the Indo saying that only…