Recent posts in my Post of the moment Category
January 5, 2011
Lots of chatter about whether RSS is dying after this (subsequently updated and calmed down) post from Kroc Camen. Malcolm Coles has weighed in by showing that the subscription numbers to newspaper RSS feeds are way down in Google Reader with, it must be said, lots of caveats around the figures. So is RSS dead for newspaper websites, and The Guardian in particular? Not at all.
December 24, 2010
Today is the eighth anniversary of the first currybetdotnet blog post, and in what has become a tradition, here is a list of the ten most popular posts this year.
November 29, 2010
No more ‘us and them’: How 20 years of digital comms smashed the boundaries between media & audience
September 1, 2010
A special edition of the linklog, with a list of things that I mentioned in a talk about datajournalism at The Guardian & The Observer which I gave at the 1st Datajournalism Meetup in Berlin in September 2010.
August 27, 2010
Relying on print to deliver my fix of technology news at the weekend made me realise how much I miss reader's comments on articles when they are not there.
August 9, 2010
Last week, Patrick Smith sparked off a lot debate with a blog post entitled "Link to the past: why do some news sites STILL not link out in 2010?". In it, he mentioned The Guardian website as being one of the best examples of linking out. I thought it might be worth blogging about 5 different ways that The Guardian puts external links onto web pages.
August 5, 2010
HTML is changing significantly for the first time in the best part of a decade, and news journalists, sub-editors and production staff will need to learn to recognise, if not use, some new tags in the process. Here is a very quick overview of the tags most likely to impact a news CMS.
December 15, 2009
Real-time web gives real-time feedback on Guardian iPhone app
Twitter is transforming the way that digital products are launched.
December 14, 2009
At a UCLAN workshop in Preston, I was part of a group trying to discover the digital skills and training that a young journalist in 2012 would need. This post explains what we thought the journalist of the future would look like.
December 1, 2009
Don't put Johnston Press on trial
You might not think local paywalls will work, but you can't blame Johnston Press for trying.
November 30, 2009
Africa in the FIFA World Cup
A series of posts looking at the history of African teams appearing in the World Cup, from Egypt in 1934 to South Africa hosting in 2010.
November 10, 2009
Information trends for 2010
I'm still waiting to hear why publishing the PM's private phone call online isn't a breach of the PCC code on privacy and phone tapping.
October 29, 2009
Windows 7 overtakes Linux usage on guardian.co.uk in just 4 days
On the first Sunday after release, Windows 7 usage eclipses Linux for the first time.
October 26, 2009
Live-blogging the BNP on Question Time
A look at how newspapers and political blogs covered Nick Griffin's BBC appearance online.
October 23, 2009
Information trends for 2010
Help me write next month's FUMSI article by sharing your goals, ambitions and trends to watch for the new year.
October 20, 2009
What Jan Moir can teach us about handling an Internet brand crisis
How prepared are you for finding yourself in the middle of a perfect Internet storm?
October 19, 2009
Has Jan Moir hastened reform of how the PCC handles 3rd party complaints?
In the face of over 21,000 complaints about Jan Moir's hateful Stephen Gately article in the Daily Mail, can the PCC really maintain their usual stance that third party complaints do not count?
September 30, 2009
Labour vs The Sun on Google
Google Ads drag the Hillsborough disaster into the recent spat between the party and the newspaper
September 14, 2009
Linked data and the future of journalism
I recently appeared on a panel debating linked data and journalism. Here is a transcript of what I said.
September 1, 2009
Muswell Hill BT fibre controversy
Pictures of the new BT broadband boxes causing a nuisance on North London streets.
August 13, 2009
News and Information Architecture
A series of video clips of me being interviewed by Ben Veasey about the news industry and information architecture.
August 11, 2009
Free newspapers or free wifi
If a cafe, bar or pub near you offered the choice, which would you prefer, free newspapers or free wifi?
August 4, 2009
UX, IA and interaction design tips for hack days
July 28, 2009
Social media unplugged
A series of posts looking at the user experience of social bookmarking sites when people first visit them via clicking an icon.
July 20, 2009
The tyranny of chronology
Martin Belam's presentation at the News Innovation London conference, looking at the development of news from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to the digital formats of the future.
July 16, 2009
July 2, 2009
The Guardian's Activate 09
A series of posts with my notes and take-away quotes from the Activate 09 Summit.
June 26, 2009
"Michael Jackson's death spares the BBC"
What would have been on Friday's front pages.
June 24, 2009
How major publishers are using social media to drive traffic
An article based on my presentation at May's International Social Media Summit.
June 22, 2009
"London IA Mini II"
My write-up of the recent London IA Mini Conference at the Sense Loft in London.
June 18, 2009
MPs expenses, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and the 'open' and 'closed' models of 21st century journalism
"MPs Expenses and 'open' and 'closed' journalism"
How the contrasting approaches of The Telegraph and The Guardian to the MPs expenses data demonstrates debates about digital journalism.
May 30, 2009
"BBC Radiophonic Workshop live"
Read my review of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop gig at Camden's Roundhouse, along with my notes from the Q&A session which preceded it.
May 23, 2009
April 21, 2009
"Introducing Information Architecture at The Guardian"
My presentation at the recent London IA Mini Conference explains my role as Information Architect at guardian.co.uk
April 11, 2009
Tracking the "Credit Crunch" with Google Street View
Comparing recent pictures of shops in Muswell Hill and Crouch End with how they appeared when the Google cameras were in town
March 21, 2009
Abandoned Tube Stations on Street View
Peek at the disused bits of London's Underground that you can see overground using Google Street View
March 16, 2009
February 23, 2009
What would you put in corporate Twitter usage guidelines?
It is surely only a matter of time before companies start drawing them up. Here are my five initial suggestions - what needs to be added?
February 18, 2009
How accurate was "2001: A Space Odyssey" about the future?
I recently re-watched Stanley Kubrick's 1968 movie masterpiece, and I was struck by how accurate many of the film's portrayals of the future were.
February 11, 2009
Why the PCC is broken...
I'm not allowed by PCC rules to complain about a named 13 year old girl being called a slut in the press
February 10, 2009
Let's have a PCC for the 21st century
A list of 6 things I'd change about newspaper self-regulation in the UK
January 29, 2009
I'm publishing a new 5 part series looking at the global navigation of the UK's most popular newspaper websites
January 26, 2009
The BBC colossus stumbles again over DEC appeal
How racially motivated searches for the BBC's Mark Thompson are driving traffic to this site following the Gaza DEC Appeal decision.
January 21, 2009
President Obama coverage on the UK's regional press websites
A look at how the 20 regional websites I've been reviewing covered the inauguration of President Barack Obama.