Category Archives: Teh Interwebs

BAD SEO: eSales Hub faking local relevance (transcript and updates)

I’m blogging about SEO for the first time in a long time, and yes, seeing as you ask, I do happen to be wearing my old arse-kicking boots today, thank you for noticing. There were so many screen captures involved … Continue reading

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Analysis of @UKLabour/@Conservatives Twitter output during #GE2017

(EARLIER: Word Clouds for Labour/Conservative party Twitter accounts during #GE2017) I write about politics and corruption and what have you, but when I’m not wearing my cape, I also do data analysis on keyword search data for SEO purposes and … Continue reading

Posted in Geekage, Teh Interwebs, Tories! Tories! Tories!, UK General Election 2017 | 2 Comments

Who censored David Davies’ Wikipedia profile anonymously?

[24 April 2017 – Someone’s still at it. See full update at end of post.] You may recall David Davies being in the news a few weeks back. Then again, you may not, and given the reason why he was … Continue reading

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Theresa May, the ‘nasty party’, and a path to kinder, gentler politics

“You know what some people call us: the nasty party.” – Theresa May, speech to the Conservative Conference, 2002 For more than a decade I’ve been publishing warnings about the dark places social media will take us when politicians do … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka, and some concrete parrots

About once a month I tweet something of interest to more than a few dozen people, and this month that tweet is about a picture of Donald Trump and his daughter. For context, this is one of a series of … Continue reading

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RIP Tom Barry of @BorisWatch

I have just learned that Tom Barry of @BorisWatch/BorisWatch.co.uk has died suddenly at the all-too-young age of 41. I’ve no doubt that his immediate family are in shock and have some serious grieving ahead of them, but if they’re reading … Continue reading

Posted in Humanity, Teh Interwebs, The Political Weblog Movement | 1 Comment

The return of ‘JPEG Baby’

Way back in 2003, on the same weekend that Jemini were bottoming out in the Eurovision Song Contest, I released my very first animation. It was a music video for JPEG Baby, a song written by me and composed, performed … Continue reading

Posted in Consume!, Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, Teh Interwebs | 1 Comment

EXCLUSIVE: Grant Shapps claims he met the alleged ‘1234’ hacker

The recent controversy about a Guardian story apparently linking Grant Shapps to a series of Wikipedia edits led me to review my email correspondence with Mr Shapps back in 2012, when I was seeking a statement or denial over the … Continue reading

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Tweet archive of @toryeducation, the abusive sock-puppet of Michael Gove and/or his SPADs

[TL:DR – Tories running the Department of Education sought to harangue and taunt their critics anonymously like playground bullies. Here is the evidence they tried to bury.] For over two years, an anonymous Twitter account endorsed by the Conservatives sought … Continue reading

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Dennis Rice and his conduct as ‘@TabloidTroll’

Over two years ago, in April 2012 to be precise, I became aware of a Twitter account by an anonymous tabloid journalist: @tabloidtroll. While maintaining pretensions of whistle-blowing, @tabloidtroll actually sought to attack those outside the industry who highlighted or … Continue reading

Posted in Old Media, Rupert 'The Evil One' Murdoch, Teh Interwebs, Tories! Tories! Tories!, Updates | 5 Comments