February, 2009

  • Steve Clayton

    Sunday Times gets Twitter wrong


    About the only thing the Twitter articles in New York magazine and The Sunday Times Style magazine have in common is the photo above.

    Perhaps it’s just that New York magazine dedicated more space to the piece but for me theirs is the much more accurate and useful insight in to Twitter and it’s people whereas The Sunday Times went down a much more cynical route.

    I was cynical about Twitter initially. It took me almost a year to catch up with the reality of it. See you in about a year then for your next article Sunday Times…unless you’d like me to guest write a column for you on why Twitter is actually a pretty important insight in to the next step of the web. No charge, just drop me an email. Or a tweet.

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    Twitter style business card



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  • Steve Clayton

    Twitter Demands Headlines



    I’ve been writing a lot about Twitter lately which is ironic given Twitter demands that you write a little with it’s self imposed 140 character limit. I was glancing through some posts at artfagcity.com and their #4 in a list of “what is Twitter good for” stood out for me:


    140 characters isn’t a lot to work with so it forces people to be very concise. In fact, I would go so far to say that its short hand will likely change written English (far more significantly than say, LOL). Twitter is a headline generator ideal for scanning

    They’re right. Twitter demands that you write a compelling headline to grab your followers attention. Not a bad skill to have.

    which reminds me…it drives me insane when people constantly change their Twitter avatar (image) as it makes it hard for the brain (mine at least) to quickly process the stream visually.

  • Steve Clayton

    Get U2’s New Album on Spotify



    Kudos to the team at Spotify for getting the new U2 album, No Line On The Horizon, out to UK listeners today in conjunction with The Guardian

    I’ve been listening to it most of the day. I wanted to be blown away but wasn’t…however, it’s slowly growing on me with Moment of Surrender my favourite track so far. As Q said, it’s quite “One” like and over 7 minutes long.


    Here's the full tracklisting:

    1. No Line On The Horizon
    2. Magnificent
    3. Moment of Surrender
    4. Unknown Caller
    5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
    6. Get On Your Boots
    7. Stand Up Comedy
    8. Fez – Being Born
    9. White As Snow
    10. Breathe
    11. Cedars Of Lebanon

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    The demise of (realtime) TV



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