• Scraping Birthdays from Facebook

    I used some hacky JavaScript to scrape my friends birthdays from Facebook so that I can put them in my actual calendar.

  • Thoughts on AMP

    Some un-structured thoughts on Google's (AMP) project and Facebook's Instant Articles and how they might affect small publishers.

  • A +1 for Google

    I confess, I followed most of the Google I/O Keynote Speech on Wednesday. The Verge sums it up), or you can watch the entire 3.5 hours below. It was at times very dull, but there was an awful lot of very clever stuff in there. It’s probably known that I’m a fan of what Google […]

  • Facebook Photo Sync

    Not that I’ll be using it but…I knew Facebook were going to do photo sync from mobiles. Has it been announced? Or did they sneak it in?

  • Facebook’s Flaws

    After minimising my Facebook presence and deleting all my Instagram photos I wanted to explain a bit more why I’ve done those things. I’m finding it quite hard to articulate succinctly, but I’ll give it a go anyway. I know that Instagram have backtracked on their new terms and conditions around what they will do […]

  • Consolidating the Networks

    So it seems like the fuss about Instagram’s Terms and Conditions was over-hyped. It always seemed that way. But it has pushed me over a tipping point anyway. Yesterday and today have seen me starting to process of deleting data from Facebook and Instagram, and seriously considering what other social networking accounts I have.

  • The little one

    Sally and I both use social media a lot so you may think that it would be entirely natural for us to keep some detailed online records of the pregnancy, birth (well, not the birth, but the immediate time after), and early days with our boy. BUT...