Billy Bragg’s music is back on MySpace, and we should all be pleased.
Even if you’re not a fan of his jangling guitar, political sensibilities and poetry of failed relationships and broken promises – and I am – it’s great to see an artist with such a long history making good use of the network to reach a new audience. Continue reading “Which terms are you on?”
On Monday I was compering the New Statesman New Media awards, which took place in the bubble that is the current pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery. Lots of fun was had, and David Miliband’s remarks were witty and entertaining, something we rarely get from a Cabinet minister.
Paul Staines, who blogs as Guido Fawkes, took some pictures and a potshot, but I can live with looking like an ageing rock star…
[Read an edited version of this on the BBC News online, as ever]
About two weeks ago I started getting a lot of bounced emails. Most of them were notifications from the ‘postmaster’ somewhere that my email could not be delivered because the recipient didn’t exist, but quite a lot were from spam filters to tell me that I’d sent messages that they weren’t willing to accept.
It seems I’ve been pushing stocks in dodgy companies, offering pharmaceuticals without prescription and even sending virus-laden images to unwitting users.
Continue reading “I’m tired of spam”
[You can also read this on the BBC News site, as usual]
Earlier this month the Association of Indepedent Music had one of those roundtable debates that industry bodies are so fond of.
As well as the independents there were people from the Musician’s Union, the Music Managers Forum and the MCPS-PRS, who license the use of music on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers. All in all they claimed to represent some 85,000 UK music companies and individuals, though obviously they couldn’t all fit in a room at once. Continue reading “New rights? Old tactics..”
Also on the BBC News website, as usual]
The latest Google service, Checkout, launched at the end of June and within a week had been banned by eBay on the grounds that Google does not have a “substantial historical track record of providing safe and reliable financial and/or banking related services.” Continue reading “Online payment”
Taken from the roof of the arts picturehouse, this shows the sidewall of the new Robert Sayle department store – except they are going to call it John Lewis when it opens in 2008… we must stop this!
But you can catch my stuff on the BBC, and if you look at the Cambridge Film Festival podcast site you’ll see why I haven’t had much time for blogging in the last couple of weeks… but I’ll get some stuff up soon.
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[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website]
Every time you send an email it passes through a series of computers on its way to the intended destination. Most of them are owned and managed by internet service providers, although if you use webmail from Yahoo!, Google or Microsoft then it may take a different route.
Continue reading “Who is reading your email?”