Tag: Blogging

Technology

Why it’s not yet time to capitulate to Facebook

Joe Litobarski wrote a post earlier today entitled “Blogs are Dead… Long Live Facebook!” Like a lot of Joe’s stuff it’s a thoughtful case, but, ultimately – in my view – wrong. Far from becoming redundant, blogs are simply changing – blogging and the mainstream media are merging (more from […]

Technology

Flattr buttons now on this blog

I’ve just heard a presentation about Flattr from Peter Sunde at #rp11, and thought it was about time I tried it out. Flattr works well in the German blogosphere already, but is basically non-existent in the UK and Brussels. Better start somewhere I suppose… although the notion that anyone would […]

EU Politics, Technology

The Nordic online politics way

The diagramme above comes from an excellent report entitled “The Nordic Way” [PDF], produced by Swedish think tank Global Utmaning, and linked from this Bagehot piece about the Nordic countries. The paper itself is worth a read, although take it with a small pinch of salt as it presents a […]

UK Politics

London’s multitude of events means I go nowhere

In Brussels it’s reasonably easy. There I was (and indeed still am) the EU politics blogger nerd. So if there are events and conferences to attend I go to ones about EU politics on the web first and foremost. Then I will go to ones about institutional reform or centre […]

Technology, UK Politics

What’s the point of #NetrootsUK?

We’re half way through Netroots UK, and I am struggling with this event a bit. Here are a few tweets that raise some of the important questions: Very good question. RT @jvictor7: What's #netrootsuk all about?? — Dave Briggs (@davebriggs) January 8, 2011 Is #netrootsuk just a dress rehearsal for […]

UK Politics

Orwell Prize ego-trip

Having seen that Phil at A Very Public Sociologist has thrown his hat into the ring for The Orwell Prize 2011 for bloggers, I’ve decided to do the same – it’s a self-nominating prize. Info here. I’ve been at this blogging lark for more than 5 years now and maybe […]

Technology, UK Politics

Twitter: the new new mainstream

A Very Public Sociologist has completed a second annual survey of the number of Twitter followers of people who also write political blogs in the UK. I finished up 34th on this list last year, now I’m down to 61st. Other people who blog alongside their main non-media day job […]