Month: November 2014

Internet

Twitter is Searchable: My Early Timeline

Twitter has finally built a full search engine for its archived Tweets. That’s important because it has been incredibly hard in the...

Audio, Internet

Podcast Numbers – Does Serial Tell Us Anything?

In a world where there are so many metrics available, there’s often a curious shortage of figures in some parts of the tech industry...

Media, TV

Breaking News: Most People Still Watch Linear Television Most of the Time

If you’re reading this, you’re probably not normal. And neither am I. You and I probably have a bit of an unhealthy interest in...

Music

How Effective is the Charity Single in 2014?

In the last full series of More or Less, there was a really interesting episode that looked at charity giving and what is the most...

Audio, Radio

Podcasts – A Rebirth?

Earlier this year, I was sad when The Guardian shut-down a number of podcasts including the Media Talk Podcast (Phoenix style, an entirely...

Radio

The Future of The Radio Academy

On Friday, The Radio Academy released an unusual press release that detailed how next year’s Radio Academy Awards were being cancelled,...

News

News by Email

On the one hand we keep hearing that email is dying. The young don’t use it, and anyway, we have an app for that. On the other hand...

Misc, Music

Bad Visualisations

There’s a really interesting piece to write about Taylor Swift, Spotify and iTunes revenues, and the music industry in general. But...

Cycling

The Helmet Debate

I have a confession to make. On my daily commute, cycling on my Brompton from King’s Cross Station to work, I don’t wear a...