Category Archives: Teh Interwebs

New evidence: Dennis Rice the sole author of @tabloidtroll

——— IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2014 post detailing how Dennis Rice reacted to the evidence that he was the author of ‘@tabloidtroll’ ——— A few months ago, I asked Dennis Rice if he was the person behind @tabloidtroll, a twitter account used … Continue reading

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Dennis Rice and the @TabloidTroll Twitter account

From the outset, I would like to make clear that I have both a legitimate personal and public interest argument for outing the author of the Twitter account @TabloidTroll (aka ‘tabloidman’) in that the account has been used (a) to … Continue reading

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MessageSpace cannot be trusted with your personal data

I’ve recently had cause to submit a subject access request to the advertising network MessageSpace. After spending weeks dodging the issue, Jag Singh finally issued a cursory response, but ultimately refused to disclose the data he had earlier acknowledged I … Continue reading

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The PR Transparency Project – Part 2: Operation ‘Big Stick’

Well, my scanner had flatbed kittens last week, but in the end this minor delay turned out to be a very good thing indeed. Not only did Tim Bell fail to offer any challenge to my publishing quite clearly (and … Continue reading

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Tim Bell – rogues and vagabonds and bare… oh my!

My scanner is having some emotional problems right now (it’s never quite recovered from the mammoth task of scanning all those Page 3 girls) so formal recruitment and data distribution for The PR Transparency Project will be subject to a … Continue reading

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The PR Transparency Project – Part 1: making an example of Tim Bell

After his company was caught secretly editing Wikipedia on behalf of some very unsavoury clients toward some no-less-unsavoury ends, Tim Bell has had the audacity to project this wrongdoing back onto Wikipedia and Teh Internets as a whole: James Thomlinson, … Continue reading

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Open letter to Bell Pottinger

I have just sent this email to Bell Pottinger: From: Tim Ireland To: info@bell-pottinger.co.uk Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:45 AM Subject: Your Wikipedia edits I think the most charming thing about the Wikipedia account of yours that I … Continue reading

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John Elmes and why you can’t trust Times Higher Education

Recently, staff at Times Higher Education surprised a lot of their readers and supporters by seeking to promote themselves in blogs with the name ‘bloggerheads’, and acting both arrogantly and dishonestly when it was pointed out to them that someone … Continue reading

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THE tank on my lawn (and how/when it got there)

The following is a copy of a letter I have just sent to the lawyer that Times Higher Education referred me to earlier this afternoon. I did not hear from this gentleman before close of business today, so I did … Continue reading

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The Times Higher Education correspondence

(Psst! If you are new to this issue, please read this first.) The following is the guts of my correspondence with staff from Times Higher Education after they tried to claim ownership of the name ‘bloggerheads’, the name I created … Continue reading

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