Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

A place for txt spk in journalism

I posted here about the government report that finds young people leave school or college without being able to write in real English rather than SMS speak. As an old sub, of course, I find poor spelling and grammar are like nails down a blackboard to my delicate sensibilities. But maybe – just maybe – I’m wrong.  […]

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Twitter RIP (apparently)

Yes – just as I’ve sorted a Twitter feed, it is revealed in Revolution magazine that Twitter is, like, so five minutes ago. Jeez, guys – can’t you give me a break here and let me catch up with the zeitgeist? Now I’ve got to start Yammering or Spotifying, or maybe get all Seesmic on […]

Friday, February 27th, 2009

More on in-blog Twittering

The Twitter feed seems to have settled down and be updating regularly, thankfully. It’s interesting being able to get these two technologies to talk to each other. Whether the content of the Tweets is actually worth anything is another matter of course. But I’ve already clicked through to an interesting piece on how an item […]

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Twitter feed update

Well, after a bit of random copying and pasting of RSS links, I have got some kind of feed visible in the sidebar column. But bizarrely, it bears no relation to the Tweetfeed I copied it from, and if you click through to the RSS feed itself, it bears no relation to that either. In […]

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Problems with Twitter feed

The nice folk at BlogCatalog sent me a link to use their new Tweetfeed service, which allows you to create a custom Twitter feed on the topic of your choice (say, journalism, just to pluck something out of the air) and then stick the feed on your blog via a widget. Typically, of course, I […]