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Twitter – You’ll like it because we say you will.

I’ve written a few times about the “promoted tweets” feature of Twitter, but today I’m looking at the release of news that refers to rogue Tweets that may appear in your timeline because Twitter thinks you want to read them.  If that wasn’t unwelcome enough, you can’t opt out, so listen to Twitter, these rogue … Continue reading

Distorting the story? – Lets visit Ickesville

There’s nothing like a news story which backs up your opinion/view. It’s even better if you are selling books and tickets to shows with that opinion. And its even better still if you can find a number of “fans” to jump on the bandwagon and help promote that view too. You have to be very … Continue reading

Destiny – Is the game in yours? Lets cut through the hype.

Destiny.  No, not what is going to happen in the future on some set storyline you are playing out in your life. I am talking about Destiny the game, specifically the PS3 version where the hype machine has worked overtime for all consoles and you would be hard pushed to not have at least heard … Continue reading

Royal babies, Mojang to be bought & when the best is not the always “the best”

Breaking news – Kate Middleton has morning sickness….. The UK as a rule is very quick to jump on a “welfare state” bandwagon when the public feels someone is getting an easy ride.  Thankfully I’ve never needed welfare/benefits at any point in my life, but I fully support the facility to be there for those … Continue reading

Web roundup 25.07.14 – eBooks, error codes and X-files!

It’s been a funny old week in cyberspace.  Firstly I had a couple of instances of downtime with gMail (which is rare to say the least) but these breaks in service luckily were only for a couple of minutes.  Whilst awaiting service to resume I thought I’d check out Google’s offer to give me a … Continue reading

Musing: Microsoft to offer its software on Linux – A theoretical consideration.

This musing comes as a result of a topic brought up over on Usenet. The crux of this article is around a fictitious headline of: BREAKING NEWS: MICROSOFT RELEASES ITS OFFICE SUITE FOR LINUX Take a few seconds to consider how you would feel, then maybe be kind enough to hear my view. So it’s great? … Continue reading

Chromebook – What it is and what it isn’t.

I think readers will recall mention I made a while back of a little known area called (Usenet/newsgroups) and how it’s time as a serious discussion group is over. I was prompted to write this article as at one time Usenet was the place where technology experts could be expected to post and engage in … Continue reading

Web roundup 11.07.14 – Online apps, Indi documentary makers and Usenet!

I tweeted recently that there was very little to interest me in the world of technology.  Has tech reached its peak? – No I think its more a case of everyone trying to cash in on the tried and tested idea’s that are selling well. Please don’t talk about Google Glass, I’ve already voiced my … Continue reading

MUD glorious MUD: Interactive literature & gaming

Today I’m going to look at MUD.  If you are already familiar with Multi User Dungeon’s, then you can probably skip most of this article. So what is a MUD? It’s basically a text adventure game where locations are described with text rather than pictures.  It can be played in a browser or with a … Continue reading

The (not so) secrets of promoted Tweets and Twitter accounts

A free service is allowed to make money, just as consumers are able to go elsewhere if they don’t like it. I’m not sure how many other people are bothered by promoted tweets on the Twitter service, but I managed to have them beat for a few weeks by blocking any account that promotes itself. … Continue reading

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Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast and writer for both OpenBytes and Goblin's Domain. Supporter of free and open source software.

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