Ged Carroll, 21 March
If you have an iPhone and have upgraded the official Twitter client recently you will have noticed a black flip sign taking up real estate at the top of your screen that changes to show trends and promoted trends on Twitter. Unfortunately the users don't like it and have even given it a name: *** bar. The issues with it seem to be varied but tend to focus around a poorer user experience than they had previously enjoyed ...
HIGHLIGHTS FROM SXSW
Matt Bourn, 16 March
Much has been posted and tweeted about this year's SXSW already and I've really enjoyed 'being there' through the regular reports from many of the commentators and participants. Some highlights for me include Josh Holliday's regular tweets and a call-out for start-ups to meet him in the bar for a real-life elevator pitch opportunity. Also, the continually fascinating insights from Clay Shirky and his observations on the roles of technology in the protests we are seeing across the world right now ...
WIKI GEOTAGGING DATA
Paul Armstrong, 22 March
Great data viz showing how Wikipedia's geotagging can highlight and add insight. This is why I love social media. Then you think wait a minute, aren't I doing this on Foursquare and pals?! Will someone eventually be able to see my movements like this? Too late.