Dec 2, 2011

BBC homepage redesign - behind the scenes 2002-style

The user comments about the BBC homepage redesign have been scathing…

“What the hell are the bbc doing messing with the website. I hope it was done in house and did not cost hunderds of…
Nov 30, 2011

Andrew Miller, chief executive officer of Guardian Media Group, said: “In just over two months the Guardian’s Facebook app has been installed by nearly four million Facebook users, generating, on average, almost a million extra page impressions every day. As well as increasing traffic, the app is making our journalism visible to new audiences. Over half of the app’s users are 24 and under - traditionally a very hard-to-reach demographic for news organisations. The Facebook app is one of a number of successful launches by the Guardian in recent months as our digital-first strategy gains momentum. We’re delighted with the results.”
Facebook research finds social and personalised news receives most engagement | The Drum
Nov 29, 2011

Nov 29, 2011

“Hacking the rendition flights” - Stephen Grey at Hacks/Hackers London

“I didn’t have a clue about how to take on the world’s biggest intelligence agency and prove what they were doing in secret” - Stephen Grey at Hacks/Hackers London

At last week’s

Nov 29, 2011

‘The Umbrella Man’ - NYTimes.com

Absolutely loved this - six minute video on why reading sinister things into the random patterns of life might just be pointless, with the JFK assassination as backdrop

Nov 28, 2011

Gary Speed

Like many people today I was shocked by the awful news of Gary Speed’s death. I watched him play for Leeds United nearly every game of their 1991-92 campaign that saw them win the title.

There…

Nov 27, 2011

Nov 24, 2011

The Closed, Unfriendly World Of Wikipedia

A great rant from Danny Sullivan about the UX of Wikipedia if you are trying to question the deletion of a page when you are an expert in the subject area

Nov 24, 2011

“Sex, lies & instant messenger” - Alec Muffet at Hacks/Hackers

Tonight is the last Hacks/Hackers London meet-up of the year, featuring Stephen Grey and Dan Mcquillan, but delving through a folder of notes the other day I find these I made on Alec…

Nov 22, 2011

Want to speak at London IA?

We are planning to kick off 2012 with a different format for January’s London IA event - we’d like an evening of four talks, no more than fifteen minutes each, on a varied diet of topics. As…

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