All eyes on Washington

Unless you disconnect yourself today entirely from anything audio-visual, you won’t be able to miss the inauguration ceremony of incoming US President Barack Obama. While he will become the 44th President of the United States when he takes his oath of office at 5pm GMT today, Mr Obama’s inauguration is…

Danah Boyd’s dissertation

Danah Boyd is someone I discovered when I first got seriously involved with social media in 2004. She’s one of only a small handful of academic-focused people I regard as essential to pay attention to who I’ve followed since then. Yesterday, she published online “Taken Out of Context: American Teen…

Video: Installing Windows 7 beta

The public beta version of Windows 7 was released by Microsoft on January 9 to great enthusiasm by fans and anyone curious about what the next version of the Windows operating system would look like. I tried to download the 2.4 gigabyte file, without success. Luckily a Microsoft Twitter buddy…

What’s it like to be the chairman of GM?

There’s an interesting interview with Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, by Andrew English in yesterday’s Telegraph Motoring. If you follow news and events surrounding GM and the American auto industry, you’ll find it a highly readable interview, conducted during the Detroit Motor Show that runs from…

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