How do you use Twitter?

If you use Twitter (of course you do!), do you have specific thoughts on how you use it? What do you do with your followers – follow them back automatically? Or are you choosy? And what about why you use Twitter? For the conversations? For connecting? Or what? All of this forms part of an impromptu and unscripted 17-minute conversation last evening with my AdHocnium colleague and principal catalyst Chris Heuer which you can listen to here (RSS subscribers: if…

The White House 2.0

Something that swiftly caught attention and many imaginations yesterday is what happened to the White House website the instant after Barack Obama was sworn in as US President. The new site’s design and overall look-and-feel obviously reflect the change in incumbent at the White House, so it’s not the appearance of the site today compared to the previous version when George W. Bush was in charge that’s so much the main thing to talk about. What is attention-grabbing are many…

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 a global event, one that will see a worldwide television audience estimated by some to be in the billions as people across the globe tune in to watch. The peak…

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 sent me the beta on DVD (thanks again, @Jas) and so I now have the 32-bit beta version installed on my Dell Dimension XPS 420 desktop computer as a dual-boot…

Better luck next time

I bought a ticket for the National Lottery’s Lotto prize draw yesterday. It’s the first time in well over a year that I’ve played the Lotto game. So I don’t have any magic formula, no treasured numbers that have proven their worth before, nothing like that. I stood at the Lotto stand in Sainsbury’s, trying to ignore the impatient queue behind me as I thought up what might have been the winning combination. As I paid my £1 and collected…

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