Sir Paul Smith had a chat, as he himself called it, at the V&A Museum this past Tuesday. It was one of the best “chats” I have ever listened to. Sir Paul was genuine and real, humorous and inspirational. The audience loved him – not least because he gave little presents to everyone who asked a question at the end! With my hand eagerly raised, I failed to get a turn in the sea of keen fashionistas, but it didn’t take away from the man and his thoughts and ideas. Continue Reading →
The Guardian has accessed data from Bitly on above average clicks for major UK news sites on social media and using the data created an interactive map showing the most influential UK news sites and what their main catchment areas are.
Inspired by the media map Forbes created for the US, the UK map is not based on total number of clicks; if it was the map would only show the sites with the most traffic. The data is normalised, showing the sites and stories which are most increased compared to their average readership across the UK.
Last supper of career criminal Robert Alton Harris in 1992 and the irony of “Smoking kills”, photographed by Helen Thompson.
Helen Thompson’s photographs, and other images from the Sony World Photography Awards, are at the Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, London WC2 until 20 May.
Some interesting things from the past few weeks.. Continue Reading →
In Friday’s Fresh Meat this week..
Laptops are the UK’s favourite piece of technology passing the long time favourite – the TV. “Consumers in the UK now prefer laptops to television when ranking their “favourite piece of technology”, the first time TV has not held the lead in this area. Deloitte, the consultancy, polled 2,276 people, 28% of which gave laptops primary status, ahead of TV’s 22%. Desktop PCs hit 19%, beating the 10% logged by smartphones.” Continue Reading →
Happy Leap Day!
Before the second day of TED2012 kicks off.. A word about Day 1 of the Conference, which this year is themed around “Full Spectrum” (whatever they mean by it).. I am anxiously following Guardian’s Live Blog as a substitute for being there in person. They give a good detailed account, which is further deepened by reading the TED blog (before they finally release the actual videos..).
The most interesting talks from Day 1:
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