Archive | May, 2006

Son of Spin Bunny

I wonder how long Spin Bunny’s successor will last? The anonymous author(s) of The World’s Leading Gossip Site for People Working in or around Technology PR has/have been blogging since May 20 but I’ve only just seen it thanks to…

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Farmer’s giant arse on Google Maps

In case you’ve been wondering how you could use Google Maps for publicity then one enterprising Yorkshire farmer has the answer. The area that was once famous for The Battle of Orgreave is now famous for a farmer’s enormous arse….

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Fantastic new African blog about wooden bicycles!

AfriGadget is a fantastic new blog about “solving everyday problems with African ingenuity”. It’s all about using simple materials to make stuff that is “useful for an African’s everyday life”. One example is the wooden bicycle – handcrafted, locally made…

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Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has a 1000 page staff handbook

Conservative blogger Iain Dale is all in tizz because Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott doesn’t appear to have read his own ODPM’s (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) staff handbook. In his zeal to put the boot in to the…

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Cultural differences between the US and Europe

The Holmes Report has an interesting insight into cultural differences between Europe and the USA. When I was more heavily involved in international PR one thing that always struck me when travelling to attend exhibitions or run press conferences was…

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Journalists write easier to read copy than PRs

Media Orchard has a fun little experiment to assess some media, marketing and PR blogs for their readability using the Gunning-Fog test. I thought I’d add a few extra to the pot (one or two duplicates) and see how PRs…

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Get your animatronic Sir Alan Suger now

Seriously it’s not April 1st this monstrosity is real (and huge – the coke can is to show the scale of the thing). More on the Softalk Let’s talk business blog (there is a reason why it was posted there,…

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The internet’s role in political campaigns

I’ve only briefly scanned it but The Bivings Report on the internet’s role as a tool for 2006 political campaigns looks worth a thorough read. XP: Stuart’s Soapbox Technorati : Campaigns, Politics, Technology

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BCS Teesside blog

This is just to show how quick it is to create a new entry.

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The Economist on Web 2.0

Smetty’s Soapbox has an interesting quote from The Economist about Web 2.0. Technorati : The Economist, Web 2.0

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