Newspapers: keep your RSS feeds

There is a slightly bizarre article today on Online Journalism Blog advocating that newspapers should turn off their RSS feeds and instead push their stories to Twitter (via Cybersoc). Many people have noticed that Twitter has become one of the easiest ways to disseminate content on the internet, leading some to predict the death of […]

Putting the social into social bookmarking

Recently, Twitter has very much gone mainstream (at least in the UK). Even for a while before that, Twitter has been becoming more than just a microblogging service. It is certainly about a lot more than the famous prompt, “What are you doing?”, suggests. Twitter is used by different people for a wide variety of […]

The future direction of vee8

Later this month, vee8 will be one year old. It’s been a great year and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed contributing to the debate among F1’s bloggers. But it’s time for some changes. You may know that when I set up vee8, it was as a spin-off to my personal blog, doctorvee. Essentially, I had set up […]

A change in the sidebar

I know this sort of thing bores most people to tears, but I wanted to point out a change I’ve made to this blog. For a long time I’ve wanted to bring more attention to the stuff I do elsewhere — my other blogs, Twitter and the like. This blog still gets more visitors than […]

A new look (and some more admin stuff)

Hello there. I misplaced my F1-blogging mojo for a bit, hence the lack of proper posts. Mind you, that may be just because Formula 1 is on its annual summer break at the moment so there’s not a lot of news going around just now. I knew it would be like that, so I thought […]

An explanation for the quietness

Jeff at SNP Tactical Voting took the baton from me and listed his top 10 blogs (although unlike me, he concentrated just on Scottish political blogs). In the process, he accused this place of having “a scarcity of posts of late”. Guilty as charged. A number of elements have conspired against me when it comes […]

Reaching a wider audience or just creating an echo chamber?

For the past few weeks I have been using Digsby, a smart Trillian-style multi-protocol IM client. I’ve tried such programs before — Trillian, Pidgin and Meebo — but for one reason or another they all annoyed me. For this reason, before Digsby I stuck to having MSN, Google Talk and Skype all open at once. […]

Welcome to vee8!

Welcome to vee8, my new Formula 1 blog. Yes, I finally decided to separate the F1 content from my main blog. I will continue to maintain doctorvee.co.uk, but by starting vee8 I don’t have to worry about overwhelming it with F1 content. A lot of my readers are not so keen on F1, but it […]

A new look

Yes, I’ve decided to give the blog a new look again. I couldn’t wait to get this up, but it’s not quite finished. I still need to do a few tweaks here and there. (Surprise surprise, it looks a bit guff in Internet Exploder.) But it’s quite late now and I can’t bring myself to […]