Using Twitter as way of challenging ideas

There's a pretty good cartoon about a sea lion that did the rounds on Twitter a while ago. Maybe you saw it. It really did do the rounds. The basic idea was that Twitter's format lends itself to strangers rudely butting in on conversations between friends. The problem behind this is that people use Twitter for a variety… Continue reading Using Twitter as way of challenging ideas

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Charity and advertising in 2014

In their Christmas messages, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and the Queen all paid tribute to the 1914 truce, in which English and German soldiers stopped fighting to play a game of football. The story has become mythical over the years, to the point where the myth almost needs to be considered separately from the truth. We… Continue reading Charity and advertising in 2014

The unpopularity of online fiction

When I'm online, almost everything I read is either non-fiction, or supposed to be. I don't think my lack of interest in online fiction is particularly unusual, but just to check, I had a look at Alexa's most visited sites from the UK. After skimming through 300 of them, I still couldn't find a single website that specialises in publishing online fiction. DeviantArt (#139) is probably… Continue reading The unpopularity of online fiction