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Editor-in-Chief — The Next Web
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Editor-in-Chief at The Next Web, member of Manchester Digital council. Making music as @TheStarFighterP. I say 'Yes' a lot.

Exploring the way we write about tech

thenextweb.com — You may not realize it, but styleguides are an important part of journalism. They help all writers for a publication use the same grammar rules and technical terms, to keep things nice and tidy. We have one at The Next Web and now we're sharing it with you.

Minecraft creator Notch shares the darker side of a big exit

thenextweb.com — You build a company into a massive success, you sell it $2.5 billion, you have all the money you could hope for and a lot of time on your hands... and then what? Markus 'Notch' Persson, founder of Minecraft creator Mojang, has shared some stark thoughts on life after a big exit that may make you think twice about your dreams of fame and fortune.
Aug 29, 2015

Minecraft creator Notch shares the darker side of life after a big exit tnw.to/b4jkU

Changelogs should be useful, not easter eggs or boilerplates

thenextweb.com — App changelogs used to be simple - they showed you what was new in the latest update. But now developers have fallen victim to trends that make them at best less useful, and at worst completely useless. Here are the trends ruining changelogs: Facebook is a chief offender here, but Uber and Twitter are among the others often guilty.
Aug 29, 2015

I really hate app changelogs these days. They should be useful, not easter eggs or boilerplates tnw.to/r3QVF

Aug 29, 2015

yes, so much this. app change logs are garbage and they really shouldnt be. thenextweb.com/insider/2015/0…

Aug 29, 2015

@TheNextWeb: App changelogs should be useful, not easter eggs or boilerplates tnw.me/xnebKCh@MartinSFP speaks the truth.

Geronimo: A new email app with almost TOO MANY fresh ideas

thenextweb.com — From Mailbox to Hop, via Outlook's mobile apps, there's been no shortage of fresh takes on email over the past couple of years, and Geronimo - released today on iOS - is one of the most 'out there' example I've seen. Just take a look at the promotional video below.
Aug 27, 2015

Geronimo is a clever new email app, but it's almost too clever: thenextweb.com/apps/2015/08/2…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @TheNextWeb: Geronimo: An email app that's too clever for its own good? tnw.me/jqBQlrD

How Nest Cam helped me care for my shiba inu after surgery

thenextweb.com — This is Arashi. She's a beautiful shiba inu dog - smart, tenacious and loving, and she lives with me. But sadly, her tenacity got the best of her last week when she stole and ate some corn cob and needed surgery to get it removed from her stomach.
Aug 26, 2015

Used to its full potential, Nest Cam could be a full home or small business security system. You could set up... fb.me/1K5mVEwym

Aug 26, 2015

I didn't know it was #NationalDogDay and yet i wrote about my shiba inu, her surgery and the Nest Cam thenextweb.com/gadgets/2015/0…

Meet the ex-Sony and Microsoft staff building Mammoth

thenextweb.com — Each week we're profiling one company that has been selected for Boost - our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in New York on November 18. Mammoth is busy reinventing digital notes for the way we work in 2015.

How I learned to stop worrying, and love GIFs and emoji

thenextweb.com — GIFs, emoji, stickers... they're taking over the internet. It took me a while to come to terms with the fact that it's okay if we use fewer words, but now I'm a flag-flying enthusiast. When they first started to become a mainstream part of internet communication, I really didn't like GIFs, emoji and stickers.
Aug 23, 2015

I used to think GIFs and emoji were cheesy, and best avoided. Then I changed my mind: tnw.to/i4wWZ

International technology news, business & culture

thenextweb.com — This week Foursquare added leaderboards back to its location sharing app Swarm. Our own Lauren Hockenson could just about raise a 'meh' at the news: "I spent about 9 months on Swarm before I had an epiphany one day: what am I even doing this for?

How to write great code (or maybe not)

thenextweb.com — Coding tips from the guys at Vooza. They make sense to me... now how do I get to Burning Man ...? Vooza - a video comic strip about the tech world regularly shares a new video with you lovely TNW readers. Sign up for Vooza's email list to get exclusive access to more funny videos like this one.

Patterning is an unbeatably fun, powerful way to make beats on your iPad

thenextweb.com — I love drum machines. There's something soothing about spending an hour or two building up an intricate beat, using a really hands-on interface with lots of buttons and knobs. My favorite drum machine of all is the Elektron Analog Rytm, a deep and powerful machine that you can spend many hours learning to master.
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Sep 01, 2015

@herbkim @TNWstyle I'll have you know that our readers are beautifully attired! :)

Sep 01, 2015

@m4tt Yeah, we're on it. The incredible disappearing CSS.

Sep 01, 2015

@herbkim @TNWstyle If we ever go the VC route and inevitably have to expand into a general content site to make crazy targets... then yes!

Sep 01, 2015

Looking forward to the @BritishSciFest debate about AI that I'm taking part in next week in Bradford. Come along! thelittleboxoffice.com/bsa/event/view…

Sep 01, 2015

Kudos to @TheNextWoods for establishing 😉as the emoji for conjunctivitis.

Sep 01, 2015

Having two competing campaigns called 'No' and 'Know' makes things very tricky on the radio.


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