Scribefire – Post to your blog without the login business

This post is coming direct from my browser window. Just a quick tester, but this is much quicker and more seamless way to get your ideas on to your blog Read the rest of Scribefire - Post to your blog without the login business

David Sifry talks about Offbeat Guides

The founder of Technorati talks to Michael Arrington about his new venture providing “Personalized, On-demand Travel Guides”. Offbeat Guides went into private beta on June 1 and definitely looks like a service to watch in the Travel web apps arena.

You can read more about Offbeat Guides on Sifry’s blog

Goodbye Ogilvy, hello Windsor Road

New ReleaseLong time no post, but I’ve been super busy organising myself for a spell of independence. Yes, I’ve left Ogilvy and as of yesterday New Release is more than just a place for personal rants and musings.

I’m setting up a CC and will be trading under the name of this blog (provided its available – still waiting to hear). Right now I’m working… Read the rest of Goodbye Ogilvy, hello Windsor Road

Fake Twitter Accounts (Twitterjacking..?)

Fake Twitter AccountsAs Twitter continues to take off and people catch on to its potential to direct traffic online, we’re seeing more and more fake accounts building up on the network.

Whilst extreme social networkers like Scobleizer and Kevin Rose have 20,000+ followers hanging on their tweets, other people are resorting to more grey hat tactics to hijack our attention – impersonating well known personalities in order to build up a following.

Some of these accounts are old and disused, but others are very active and have big followings behind them. Read the rest of Fake Twitter Accounts (Twitterjacking..?)

How to stop worrying and love the internet – by Douglas Adams

Douglas Adamsleft quoteDuring [the twentieth] century we have for the first time been dominated by non-interactive forms of entertainment: cinema, radio, recorded music and television. Before they came along all entertainment was interactive: theatre, music, sport—the performers and audience were there together, and even a respectfully silent audience exerted a powerful shaping presence on the unfolding of whatever drama they were there for. We didn’t need a special word for interactivity in the same way that we don’t (yet) need a special word for people with only one head.right quote

Cycling in Cape Town on the highway

The M3 in Cape Town running past UCTThe M3 yesterday: smooth as a baby’s cheeks (cyclist not pictured)

Funny article on Boing Boing tonight. There’s been a mini-demonstration in LA with cyclists and rollerbladers riding down the highway, apparently to demonstrate the impracticalities of rush hour commuting in a car. Obviously the traffic was more or less gridlocked (as it is there every… Read the rest of Cycling in Cape Town on the highway

Brandtags – a public brand perception tag cloud

Brand Tags
Brandtags is a pretty cool free association tool – view the logo, type your first reaction into the text box.

The site is the work of, in the words of ReadWriteWeb, “Marketing consultant and web connoisseur” Noah Brier. It only went live on Friday and yesterday (Monday) he reported having received over 77,000 tags already – quite a sample of data for one weekend. Read the rest of Brandtags - a public brand perception tag cloud

Google Friend Connect Demo

Today Google will announce has announced the launch of Google Friend Connect, which is now open to preview release sign-ups. Read the rest of Google Friend Connect Demo

Masthead Redesign

Inevitably those red bricks started bugging me.. so I’ve changed things up top, got myself a whole bunch of new fonts and applied a new darker texture. Any comments are welcome as always. I’ve got to stop fiddling with this blog though and do some work .. aaaarrrgghh! Still so much to do on it though.

The broken type in the primary nav was a happy accident involving my… Read the rest of Masthead Redesign

Monthly hot new albums post

This is long overdue, I’m going to try and write one of these once a month. Right now there are some definitely some new albums out there that deserve a mention:

The Santogold album

Talented singer and alchemist, Santi White

Santogold is some hot and bothered fashionista shit that is blowing up all over the interwebs right now – believe me, my… Read the rest of Monthly hot new albums post