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. […]Read More The (not so) secrets of promoted Tweets and Twitter accounts
I was doing a little research into American history the other day. As is often the case, random thoughts bounce around my mind. Sometimes these thoughts do nothing more than ricochet off the sides of my brain, then collide, cancelling themselves out (metaphorically of course), but one observation remained in my mind. It’s probably in […]Read More Cyber history and the legacy you leave – A message for the future.
Well not so much about politics since I’ve found an article results in a minefield of bad feeling, strong emotion and outright trolling played out in my comments section. Suffice to say, with one or two exceptions, politicians are self serving weasel worded free loaders. On that note I’ll start by mentioning UKIP. Over the […]Read More Web round up – Anonymous, Politics and Elite!
A short post for today and it’s simply an appeal. Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed that “promoted” tweets and users are being put into my timeline. I’ve spoken to others who have reported the same issues. I’ve tried to switch them off with the option in settings, yet to no avail. I am […]Read More Help save Twitter – An appeal to all users.
The second article on social networking in a row has me feeling like I ‘m presenting an episode of BBC Click , but by the good fortune of chatting with a kind Diaspora user/Identi.ca user, I managed to get an invite whilst in the middle of my Google+ adventures. I don’t need to re-iterate my […]Read More Taking a look at Diaspora – Too little, too late?
I haven’t been silent regarding my disdain for Facebook. I dislike the posturing, I dislike the multitudes of Facebook drones buried in their mobile phones on the train and I dislike the attitude of someone who is little older than a kid telling people that other kids should use Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg allegedly). Facebook has […]Read More Google+ an insidious Facebook clone or a long overdue alternative?
Its been a busy few days with many snippets of news to report, so here I present a few of the issues that caught my eye. These may well be covered in more depth on TechBytes. Windows Phone 7 – Updates, streaming problems and no sight of this “iPhone Funeral” Launched in 2010, the mobile-phone […]Read More Tech News Round-up 24/5/11
The first thing I learnt when I started writing about alternatives to Microsoft products is that you attract the attention of some dubious individuals. It is important for me to state that the basis of their attentions is something one can only guess at and in light of concrete proof being difficult to achieve, it […]Read More The National Centre for Cyberstalking Research – Your experiences are wanted!
Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith. You can find more of his work here. Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Gordon (Thistleweb) Featured Track: SPARKLE” by Honey Sac (published in SXSW 2009 Showcasing Artists) We continue with part two of our discussion on Microsoft FUD and tactics, including privacy/security we then conclude with looking […]Read More TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 11 – 22/11/10
I write this article in the wake of me removing my account from Foursquare. After 3 months of usage, I think I’ve given it a fair “crack of the whip”. Social networking, the term which everyone from über geeks to the technically inept all understand. The premise is simple, get your life, wrap it up […]Read More A look at Foursquare – Google Wave syndrome?