Why we should really care about the Giggs affair

May 26, 2011

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Ryan Giggs – Manchester United player and one of the most decorated players in football history. It’s not been his footballing attributes, though, that have attracted the attention of the world recently, despite picking up the Premier League trophy for the 12th time in his career last weekend. But it’s his alleged pulling off the […]

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Social Media Summit verdict: Touch screens are a blessing

May 23, 2011

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There weren’t many agreements made between contributors at the BBC’s Social Media Summit (SMS) but all who did attend can be thankful for the noiseless calm of touch screen phones and tablet computers. Sat amongst the crowd in a cramped, sweaty room you could easily have gotten the impression that the whole event was nail […]

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Music’s unanswered questions

May 7, 2011

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Lyricists throughout time have felt the need to throw questions at us in musical form, most seem never to have been answered. Using the ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ let us discuss and answer some of these ponderables. Are we human, or are we dancers? –The Killers I’m not sure these are mutually exclusive states of being, […]

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Now we’ve calmed down a little – here’s some post-Royal Wedding analysis

May 3, 2011

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Now that we (the UK) have calmed down a little following the excitement and furore surrounding the Royal Wedding, look back at the coverage given to the event by many in the media and tell me we haven’t stepped back in time 100 years. I do not mean in a good way – I’ve got […]

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A meerkat’s view of the Royal Wedding at London Zoo

May 2, 2011

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White van man: myth or reality?

May 2, 2011

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The White Van Man is a British invention coined by a radio presenter in 1997 referring to the aggressive, abusive misdemeanours of the UK’s van driving population. A typical ‘White Van Man’ drives a large Ford Transit with a roughly folded copy of The Daily Mail on the dashboard and a face buried inside The Sun. My personal experience […]

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Where do flash mobs start? Q&A with Morph-man organiser

April 6, 2011

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The London 2011 Pillow Fight attracted twice the number of people as the previous year. But what organisation does it take for a ‘flash mob’ to come together? I put questions to Morph-man aka the co-organiser and participant of International Pillow Fight Day in London and flash mobs in and around London every year. You […]

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