Archive | August, 2011

First date hell

I woke up week ago to read some retweets from one of my all-time favourite tweeps, the Independent’s Rhodri Marsden. He had mentioned a disastrous first date in 2002 (I’ve just walked past the Firefly, where I went on a date in 2002 that was so bad I heard myself say “So, what’s Wigan like, then?”) and […]

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Reuters interview

Earlier this week I was asked by the wonderful Matt Cowan at Reuters to comment on the role of social media during the riots and the plans that the UK government had made to police social networking sites. This was the result:http://www.reuters.com/resources_v2/flash/video_embed.swf?videoId=218440516&edition=BETAUS

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The Late Show with Joanne Good

Last Wednesday I was invited to speak with Joanne Good about social media’s role in the London Riots. Following my interview, Joanne had the wonderful student Yohanes Scarlet — the only man to make sense in this episode of Newsnight. Listen to my chat with Joanne about BBM, Twitter and Facebook here (fast forward to […]

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My appearance on Attack of the Show

In the wake of the London riots, I wrote an article for Wired.co.uk looking at the role (or lack thereof) that BlackBerry Messenger played. I was invited to talk to Attack of the Show’s Kevin Pereira about how police where using social media to gather, monitor and capture perpetrators. http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/54625 Game Trailers – E3 2012 […]

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Interviewing Moby about his photography

After writing an article for Wired about Moby’s latest album Destroyed and his photography book of the same name, I was invited to interview him on stage at the Apple Store on Regent Street. The “Meet the Photographer: Moby” is now available as a vodcast that can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store […]

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Sweaty starring role

A few months ago I signed up to a course of personal training at my gym, keen to tone up a bit in time for summer. As I arrived for my second session, bleary-eyed and wearing an ill-fitting zebra print top that is highly unsuitable for public consumption, I was greeted by my effervescent trainer […]

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