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Global Community Editor — Reuters

I'm the former Global Communities Editor for Reuters News. I tweet on finance, business and geo-politics via @reutermarkjones

‘Geeks Bearing Gifts’ - a digested read — Jeff Jarvis coined the term 'networked journalism' nearly a decade ago and 'Geeks Bearing Gifts',his latest book, examines what's holding back journalists from exploiting the new possibilities presented by social networks. As an illustration of the challenge, he points out that news accounts for less than one per cent of page views on the web;...

The Week In Six Pix: Metro Racism, iCar, Globalisation, Robot Bankers, Gravity-defying Haircuts, and Watching Paint Dry — British Racism on the Metro The Guardian newspaper was handed video footage of Chelsea football supporters abusing a passenger on the Paris Metro, sparking much soul-searching among the game's authorities. Barney Ronay pointed out that, in its pure form, football is, "the opposite of racism, an activity that tells you repeatedly that human beings are equal,...

Contagious Content — I am using WordPress because my Tumblr has become so much harder to use as a pure blogging platform over the past few months. Tumblr has been re-optimised for easy sharing and handling web-hosted pictures in particular has become nightmarish. Plus I want to understand how 'social' WordPress has become in response to the growth...

The Week in Six Pix

Shares struggle, oil firms on Iraq anxiety — Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato Tokyo businessmen are reflected in an electronic board showing exchange rates between (from top row to third row) the Japanese yen against the U.S. dollar, the euro, Australian dollar and (fourth row to bottom row) indices of Dow Jones, the NASDAQ and Hang Seng Index, outside a brokerage in Tokyo April 14, 2014.

We Love You, Stewart Morris — Further to yesterday's update, and with thanks to Louis Barfe of the excellent Cheeseford, here's another brilliant clip of Stewart Morris at his angry best. "Cue the piper! PLAY, YOU BASTARD!" "Is there any way of getting these old age pensioners to PLAY?"

TV highlights 18/02/2014 — Football: Manchester City v Barcelona7.30pm, ITV It's the knockout stage in club football's most prestigious contest, with some fascinating ties plucked from Uefa's goldfish bowl. Arsenal host a seemingly imperious Bayern side tomorrow (on Sky Sports 1 and Sky1), but it's Barcelona's visit to the Etihad stadium that's likely to provide most interest.

TV highlights 19/08/2013 — Stephen King is behind this new mystery drama, in which an unexplained event cuts off the remote town of Chester's Mill from the outside world, from airspace down. It sets up a situation that's part Close Encounters, part Lord of the Flies: how will societal order hold up to this enforced isolation?

Eli Lilly, Cummins Fight Against Indiana Gay-Marriage Ban — Indiana's debate about same-sex marriage was once all about morals. Now it's about business. Two local chambers of commerce and employers led by Cummins Inc. (CMI), the world's largest maker of big diesel engines, and Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY), the biggest U.S.

Courted by politicians, consulted by business, the Mumsnet co-founder has given mothers not just a place to chat - but a powerful voice — Excellent FT interview with Mumsnet's Justine Roberts in which Lucy Kellaway pins down the reasons for its success: 1) A niche (a very big one, but still a niche); 2) Topics that generate strong emotions: far the most important of the Mumsnet acronyms - AIBU - was invented by Roberts herself.
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Mar 27, 2015

Every possible coalition and post-election power-sharing deal in one chart (with some @telegraph humour)…

Mar 24, 2015

"Everything we eat both causes and prevents cancer." Ruthless @vox takedown of medical studies

Mar 24, 2015

RT @EconBizFin: In 1942, Greece was forced to loan Germany a sum worth €11 billion today—or 17% of Greece's bailout debt to Germany

Mar 20, 2015

Highlight of underwhelming #eclipse was seeing a red kite hovering over Loudwater, Bucks

Mar 19, 2015

RT @sree: #WorthNoting @qz: Data show that terror attacks aren't just more frequent—they're more deadly

Mar 18, 2015

RT @jamesrbuk: If people have paid tax once when they earn it and shouldn't pay it a second time, shouldn't we scrap VAT?

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