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Wednesday 1 April 2009

Guardian gives up print publication to become twitter-only service

In a ground-breaking move UK national newspaper The Guardian is to give up 188 years of ink and paper in favour of publishing its stories by Twitter. Experts believe that all news stories can be told within the 140 characters allowed by the social-networking phenomenon.

The Guardian will also make available its mammoth archive in the form of ‘tweets’ which will allow readers to get straight to the ‘meat’ of the story. Some examples:

“1832 Reform Act gives voting rights to one in five adult males yay!!!”;

“OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see tinyurl.com/b5x6e for more”;

and

“JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?”

Guardian correspondent Rio Palof has more on this unbelievable development.


Filed under: The media — GS @ 12:20 am
Thursday 28 February 2008

What is a ‘professional’ camera?

It makes me laugh to see articles on photo websites and in magazines that say a particular camera is for professionals and some other camera is just for enthusiasts or amateurs.

Photo mags are all about selling you expensive equipment. The sad thing is that people are led to believe they can’t be creative unless they have some costly piece of kit. The fact is, you can make wonderful photographs with any camera.

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Filed under: Photography — GS @ 9:27 pm
Friday 8 February 2008

Labour councillor gets down with the kids

Local labour councillor embarrasses himself and others

I spotted this in the local Labour propaganda sheet. Note the two guys at far left and right of the picture who can hardly believe the embarrassing spectacle. Also the one front right who takes emergency action to avoid being identifiable in such a tacky photo opportunity.


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 6:37 am
Sunday 12 August 2007

Can the Pink Paper be trusted on Manchester Pride figures (or anything)?

How much fact-checking does The Pink Paper do? Does it publish information from press releases without checking the accuracy? Would it ever pull the wool over our eyes if it meant a bit of extra advertising money from Manchester Pride?

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 9:50 am
 
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