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BBC News website headline FTW?

From the BBC News website earlier today. Isn’t the word those brainiacs at the Beeb were struggling for, for which there is ample space, and which would have been correcter: “victory”? Tsk. Grumble. Bleuuurggh. *shakes fist*

PayPal Twitter hack: won’t someone remember the Community Manager?

Several hours ago, the @paypaluk Twitter account was hacked. Whoever took control of it had fun, and Tweeted PayPal criticism and promoted that most critical (and frankly blind and obsessively anti-PayPal site that I’ve known for years whilst only feeling utter pity for the craziness of its contributors) PayPalsucks.com for a while. Those tweets made …

The British Prime Minister isn’t a Community Manager

At the weekly ritual of Prime Minister’s Question Time, where Britain’s head of government is held to account, PM David Cameron condemned comments and pages on Facebook from users supporting murderer Raoul Moat. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said: “It is absolutely clear that Raoul Moat was a callous murderer, full stop, end of story. …

I’m ashamed of the Digital Economy Bill

I can’t praise the Digital Economy Bill and I wish it had been buried. It was a bad bill and will be a terrible act of law. I opposed the bill and lobbied people within the Labour party explaining why I thought it was a bad bill. I will not defend the Labour government on …

Some reflections on social media

I wrote this last spring for a recruiter regarding a job I wasn’t really suited to and didn’t get. The references are a bit old and it’s a bit more of an essay than I would like but as a braindump it sums up some of the ideas I hold regarding social media and, seeing …

I’m still a PC. Just.

I’m inclined to use PCs. It’s how I began. It reflects what I need computers for. It speaks to how I see the computer market and audience and, perhaps most importantly, it is a vote of confidence from my experience. It’s also a bit of “yah boo!” at the ‘Mac Wankers’ who like to take …

On eBay UK’s Tenth Birthday

On the promise of a live link from thelondonpaper.com to this here my blog and a possible plug for me old book (Make Serious Money on eBay UK), I obliged a journo from The London Paper with comment and copy the week before last on the occasion of eBay UK’s Tenth Birthday. I was present …

How 31 Year Olds Consume Media

Matthew Robson (aged 15) wrote a memo for Morgan Stanley called ‘How Teenagers Consume Media’ and caused a stir. I’m hoping to be as helpful with my own memo along similar lines. Don’t expect it to make the front page of the FT any time soon though. How 31 Year Olds Consume Media By Dan …

TV Nostalgia: The Boy from Space

It’s amusing to think back to the notion of schools’ television when I was a kid in the 1980s. Whole classes would sit in front of a big telly and watch broadcasts live or on video. The video was much sought after, as I recall. Televisions were wheeled from room to room. Telly time was …

Wilsondan.co.uk Links 14/05/09

This is a fairly disorganised selection of stuff I’ve been reading over the past few weeks. Imagine this: people make social judgements about the emails they receive. It’s an obvious observation with real importance for marketers and worth reading. This article examines the mistakes that many business owners make when they embark on building a …

The Cluetrain Manifesto: 10 years on.

Cluetrainplus10 is a celebration of the Cluetrain Manifesto 10 years on. Bloggers have been invited to write about one of the 95 Cluetrain theses. I’ve chosen Thesis 84: We know some people from your company. They’re pretty cool online. Do you have any more like that you’re hiding? Can they come out and play? The …