My most inspiring run (and how to start running)

Andrew Missingham asked me some questions about my running recently. In the interests of sharing and thinking in public – here they are, along with some photos from my running… 1. What’s the most inspiring run you’ve ever been on, in a city? What was it about it that was inspiring? What time of day was it? What…… Continue reading My most inspiring run (and how to start running)

Short blog post tips from @adders

Adam's response to my response as it were, has two super-practical principles for getting short blog posts written: Connect the thought “that's interesting” with the action of writing the blog post as closely as you can. Don't leave tabs mouldering in your browser, don't leave draft posts in your drafts folder. Get it done, and…… Continue reading Short blog post tips from @adders

How to pitch a TV show

How do TV production teams develop and sell hit new shows like Grand Designs, Location, Location, Location, Embarrassing Bodies and Supernanny? In another BBC College of Production podcast (I wrote about its episode on The Only Way is Essex and constructed reality shows the other day), a group of producers and commissioners (the people who…… Continue reading How to pitch a TV show

Web shadows: Twitter learning tasks

The most post popular posts relating to Me and My Web Shadow has long been “Some Beginner’s Guides to Twitter”. This post from Beth Kanter is nice addition to those introductory guides, sharing some exercises from a Colorado non-profit’s team Twitter learning sessions. Read the full post at Me and My Web Shadow…

Some beginners’ guides to Twitter

* * Updated * * At the Brighton Digital Festival talk on online reputation for artists I did the other evening, I was asked to post some beginners’ guides to Twitter (thanks to Helen Wilshaw for the reminder). Naturally there is a pretty good one in Me and My Web Shadow, but there’s no shortage…… Continue reading Some beginners’ guides to Twitter

Advice for web start-ups

Partly for a project I’m working on and partly to have another try at using the lovely Storify curation platform, I’ve pulled together this collection of my favourite links and resources about web start-ups. Let me know what you think – and if there’s anything that should be added… Image: Facebook’s old office in Palo…… Continue reading Advice for web start-ups

Glinner vs. Doctorow: Notes from The Story – Pt 1

* * Update: Audio for this talk is now available free at Storythings * * Image: by Paolabililty ©2011 (as Cory Tweeted: “t his pic PERFECTLY captures what it’s like to interview @glinner on stage”) The Story 2011 was exactly like the inaugural event a year ago. It was like the day just continued from…… Continue reading Glinner vs. Doctorow: Notes from The Story – Pt 1

Whitewalling: Teens create their own Facebook super log-off

Here’s an interesting approach that Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd found a young person using to manage their Facebook privacy and presence: Mikalah uses Facebook but when she goes to log out, she deactivates her Facebook account. She knows that this doesn’t delete the account – that’s the point. She knows that when she logs back…… Continue reading Whitewalling: Teens create their own Facebook super log-off

Writing, running, pain and finding the perfect space

Writing is hell. That’s why writers spend so much time trying to find ways to make it slightly less helliish. For instance, I gained a new impossible dream today – to have a writing studio like this one… Private Library from A Space In Time on Vimeo. Via Open Culture Funnily enough this incredibly expensive…… Continue reading Writing, running, pain and finding the perfect space

How to stream BBC radio live on your iPhone

My iPhone has replaced/displaced a lot of gadgets and habits in my life, one of them being listening to the BBC Radio 4 Today programme in the mornings on a small radio that I carried with me as I shuffled around the house getting ready to go to work. As I couldn’t get the live…… Continue reading How to stream BBC radio live on your iPhone