Dave Grohl: Another celebrity disses Twitter

Outspoken Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has laid into Twitter, or — more accurately — the people who use it, suggesting that they are wasting their time. “F**k Twitter! That’s the biggest waste of time. If people got their head out of their ass, they might f**king get out and accomplish something.” Presumably, he’s hurling […]

WordPress.com proves why you’re always at the mercy of free blogging platforms

The news that Automattic has finally rolled out email subscriptions on WordPress.com goes to prove the point that, no matter how good a free blogging platform is, you’re always at its mercy when it comes to features. That might sound obvious, but it’s something that’s easy for new bloggers to overlook. While it’s wise to […]

Microblogging drives mobile Internet usage

If you’re in any doubt that adding geotagging to Twitter is a good idea, the latest survey from Novarra has found that microblogging services are driving the use of the mobile Internet. In the past year, mobile usage of URL shortening services such as bit.ly and tinyurl.com — near-essential for sharing links on Twitter — […]

Twitter geotagging: Will you be using the new service?

Do you Twitter from your mobile device while on the go, or do you tend to use the service from the comfort of your home computer? Twitter’s recent announcement that it has added geotagging capabilities to its API means that we will soon see a number of third-party Twitter applications taking advantage of that. Geotagging […]

British Press Complaints Commission slammed for its desire to regulate blogs

The last few days has seen an interesting standoff developing between the British press regulatory body, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC), and the bloggers it may be seeking to regulate. The PCC is a self-regulatory body set up and funded by a number of major newspapers and magazines published in the UK. Simply put, its […]