If you read the local paper or do the ol’ social media thing then you’ll be well aware of the current shenanigans around the idea for a new Twickenham Lido. 638 more words
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Those of you who read what I write will realise I’m on a journey; in fact, always have been.
The journey involves the development of ideas – following them to their logical conclusion; or perhaps, better, to their logical continuation. 1,162 more words
I wrote the following lines back in January of this year:
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In truth, what we became was the second Industrial Revolution. Instead of mining coal, iron ore, slate and diamonds, the Facebooks and Googles and Twitters et al mined what they managed to convert into our freely available and plentiful thoughts, using relatively simple and cleverly repeated programming strategies along the insatiable way.
A couple of days ago I posted on the conflict between writing what people are identified, through the crunching of online stats, as wanting in their newspapers, and writing what we – as grandly hierarchical authorial voices – believe people need to read. 584 more words
Just so you know that we’re still alive here at twickerati HQ and haven’t given up on the website completely we thought we’d rush out this bumper summer sizzler of an update for all you lovely people to read while you’re on holiday, stuck on an overcrowded train or whatever it is that you do during the so-called Great British Summer. 995 more words
BBC launches consultation on collaboration with hyperlocal blogs but do bloggers know there's a consultation?
BBC launches consultation on collaboration with hyperlocal blogs but do bloggers know there’s a consultation?
I’ll start by declaring an interest in this piece as I write for and run this blog. 816 more words
A very warm Tuesday evening seemed the ideal time to sit in a council chamber for a session of the Places Scrutiny Committee. Well, plenty of people, including me, thought so, as the subject of… 707 more words