Sunday, 29 November 2009


I'm signed up to Twitter but I don't use it very often. I agreed with UK politician David Cameron when he said that "the trouble with Twitter, the instantness of it - too many twits might make a twat."

That was back in July and he apologised for his language - seemingly, he didn't know that 'twat' is a potentially-offensive term - but I thought he was on the case, there.

I've just unsubscribed from the 'twibes' (groups) feature, as I was getting swamped by junk. Now, I'll only see tweets from those I'm personally following.

The twibe comment that prompted me into updating this blog was "Social media is a tidal wave. Ride the wave or be crushed."

The surfing analogy I'd use is, I'd rather relax on the beach. There may be a bunch of twats
posturing with their boards a little way down the beach, and I might glance at them occasionally, but otherwise I'll ignore them. Hope they sober up and go home.


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Secret lives and sex blogging

Saw a news item today about a research scientist employed by the University of Bristol who was also a sex blogger. Her bosses say her former life has nothing to do with her current job, and she has their support.

(link to story)

That's fair enough. I could imagine some employers getting a bit sniffy about it, though, and I'm not surprised she wanted to keep it secret for so long. But, unlike me, her blog earned her a book deal and there was also a tv series based on it - Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Hmmm, you never know who's reading your blog and who's going to make you a "fame and fortune" offer, lol