Posts Tagged: 'twitter'

Giving Up Twitter For Lent

I’ve never given anything up for Lent before, but this year I’m giving up Twitter. Over the last few months I’ve found Twitter less engaging, and less rewarding, and after the latest round of hoo-hah I’ve decided that a longer break is in order. Related to this is the realisation that the ‘signal to noise’ Continue Reading

One Month Off

I usually take a break from Twitter over Christmas, but after reading this fascinating article, and watching Simon’s Creative Morning talk I’ve decided to take a month off; a month away from social media. In just a day away from Tweeting, Instagramming and Checking In I’ve felt what I can only describe as ‘calmer’. Why Continue Reading

Social Media Rule #1

If you wouldn’t feel comfortable saying it into a megaphone at a crowded mall, then you shouldn’t post it on social media. — Jessica Jungton

Steve Jobs

I was up rather late last night, and thought I’d check Twitter on my iPad one last time before heading to bed. I did so just as the news of Steve Jobs passing away hit Twitter; somehow it felt fitting to be watching people express their sadness and thanks on one of the amazing devices Continue Reading

Home Two

My Twitter chum Michael McGarrity has released another great mix entitled Home Two. Slightly longer and darker than the original Home Mix, and it’s another great piece of music for working or reading to. Highly recommended. As before my iTunes OCD has driven me to design my own cover art; I’ve continued with the style of Continue Reading

Sublime

Via the splendid @johnoxton

Thank You The Paperie

Look a this lovely prize that the splendid people at The Paperie sent me. To mark the latest Field Notes release they had a competition on Twitter; first to reply with their first name would win a Field Notes notebook personalised with that first name. For once I was in the right place at the Continue Reading

NatWest Twitter Fail?

Having worked to bring Barclaycard into the world of social media I was gob-smacked when I saw this tweet from what appears to be NatWest’s offical Twitter account; although it isn’t a verified account I hasten to point out. Amazing, even for NatWest. How they choose to respond to this will be very telling. If they have a Continue Reading

Plastic the Colour of Vaseline

My favourite author William Gibson is on Twitter. I love this tweet of his – it’s pure Gibson distilled to 137 characters: In Paris, I always imagine living in a doghouse-sized all-Muji garret. Tiny corrugated cardboard speakers. Plastic the color of Vaseline. — William Gibson (@GreatDismal) July 14, 2010