Room 101.

In the same way that cars run on petrol and my computer runs on mains electricity, I sometimes think social media is fuelled almost entirely by moral indignation. I’ve come to realise after a decade of working in this industry that I’m fairly laid-back in Internet terms. For example, I… View Post

You’re Beautiful.

In my eyes, Flea is beautiful. She has eyes that sparkle when she finds something funny, which is roughly every ten seconds. She has hair that’s a thousand different shades of blonde, with a fringe bleached by days in the sun. She’s getting taller and stronger every day, but still… View Post

So you’re a racist. Let’s talk about that.

I love Twitter. It’s usually the first thing I look at when I arrive at my desk in a morning, and one of the last things I look at before closing the laptop in the evening. But during any sort of controversial or tragic news story, Twitter becomes one, giant… View Post

Do we invade our children’s privacy too much?

As parents and writers, we are raising the first generation of people who could see their entire lives recorded online. With the rise of Facebook, parent blogs, Twitter and a thousand other websites, our children’s lives are mapped online virtually from the moment of conception, in some cases. There’s the… View Post

Why I’m over Candy Crush

Apparently, Candy Crush is the most popular game on Facebook, with 9.7m people playing the game each day. I’m not surprised – I keep seeing mentions among bloggers of the game, and every time I log into Facebook, I’m accosted by half a dozen updates from friends who are inviting… View Post