Mathew Lowry

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In September last year I wondered whether 2010 would be the year when someone poisoned the well for the use of social media by the EU (here and here). In the last few weeks I’ve been mentally preparing an update post, as it didn’t really look like it was going to happen. So is the… » read more

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Attack of the trolls

Apparently celebrities – who’ve been driving the buzz around Twitter – are starting to get turned off by the real (i.e., sad) people they are meeting there. What a surprise. From Techcrunch’s coverage of the latest rant against Twitter by some rockstar Twitter-lover-turned-hater: First of all, Twitter is quickly getting overrun by spammers. That’s probably… » read more

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This is just irresistible for anyone, like me, who used to be a Serious Science Journalist before being sucked into the web: Thanks to John Caswell for tweeting me onto this. Yes, I admit it, despite earlier scepticism stretching back to 2007, I am increasingly using twitter, simply as a way of checking out interesting… » read more

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OK, so sue me – I haven’t posted in months. But I will post again soon, because the twittering is driving me nuts. I’ve been on twitter for around 18 months (since 7:24 AM Oct 18th, 2007, to be precise), and hardly ever used it. Didn’t get the badge, didn’t buy the t-shirt. Hell, if… » read more

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