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Taking Twitter Instead of the Telegraph

Spending a Sunday morning without a newspaper used to be unthinkable. As a teenager, I looked forward to Clive James and Katherine Whitehorn in the Observer. When a journalist with the BBC, I used to buy half a hundredweight of … Continue reading

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140 characters in a crisis

Itchy Ankle firestation has been opened as a storm shelter. I know this thanks to Twitter. Most of the time, Twitter is an annoying waste of time but it comes into its own for minute by minute updates on Hurricane … Continue reading

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Leading from the Digital Edge

Humans have always liked to share their views, get involved, meddle and kvetch–and as recent wikileaks events have shown, now there’s no stopping them. I’m all for it. In real life I am always desperate to be involved in other people’s business … Continue reading

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Those rules again in full

  DC Blogs has tweeted about our little contest and so the rules and the deadline have been slightly adapted to encourage entries from writers in the nation’s capital. Fear not Itchy Ankle entrants–there will now be two prizes. The … Continue reading

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I was born to Yelp

My missions for this month are  to master Twitter, Yelp and Foursquare, in order to stay hip and with the digital media program. So, far, I am getting nowhere with Foursquare–who would want to know if friends are lurking as … Continue reading

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As large as life and twice as cheerful.

Take two tables, each shaped like a slice of melon and place one of them in Boxborough MA and one in Phoenix AZ. Add the magic of Cisco Telepresence, three 65 inch television screens, and some eerily good audio and … Continue reading

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On human contact and social networking

Being nosy–and noisy–the Crone has always liked the company of others, and to know all their business. She once had a Shrek-sized boyfriend who called her “desperate to be involved” but she prefers to think of herself as outgoing and … Continue reading

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Twitter, Titter and Tongue in Cheek: Sir Frankie Howerd, Smut and Social Networking

The Crone has been experimenting with Twitter, desperately trying to get with Web 2.0.  Admittedly, hers is a more than averagely dull existence but still, it’s hard to see the point of minute by minute mini-updates for even those involved … Continue reading

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