Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Social sharing buttons

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 | News

I hope you enjoy reading the things I publish on my blog. Chances are it is a mixed bag: some stuff you do enjoy, other stuff maybe less so. For those posts that you do enjoy, feel free to share them on your social media accounts.

To make this easier, I’ve added share buttons to the bottom of each post:


They only appear on the post page (if you click the title and go through to the individual page) so they’re not cluttering up the place. They offer loads of different services including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, email and many more.

Speaking of Twitter, I tweet all of my blog posts. So if you want to keep up-to-date with new posts, follow me on Twitter. It’s not heavy traffic: I tweet once or twice per day.

Twitter spam

Monday, February 18th, 2013 | Tech

I’m drawing a line across the emails that Twitter continue to send me.

For months and months they have continued to send me updates on what is going on, what people have saying, stuff that isn’t even an interaction with me. Every single time I get such an email, I click the unsubscribe found at the bottom of the email, and appears to tell me I will no longer receive that kind of notification.

But I continue to get them.

No matter how many times, no matter how many different notifications I turn off, they find some new category to send me emails. So enough is enough. Any future emails are getting forwarded to MailFoundry’s spam monitor address and flagged as spam in my own email client.

Who gets to care about equality

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 | Religion & Politics

Recently, the following tweet appeared on my timeline.

I’m not ensure sure what so called men’s rights activities are. People who the author feels are not actually interested in men’s rights but have some other kind of agenda? How would you tell the difference between these people and people genuinely interested in men’s issues?

This recurring theme is very interesting though, as it suggests, as many comments have done recently, that someone can be disqualified from having an opinion or interest in equality, because of their gender.

This seems very strange to me. The idea that you could improve gender equality by banning one gender from having an opinion.

To me, having a fair and equal society is everyone’s business. Some people may consider it advantageous to their specific demographic to be privileged, but I believe that it is everyone’s interest to work towards equality.

Indeed, it may be considered more admirable for such individuals to fight for equality. Fighting for your rights if you are at a disadvantage is a welcome attitude, but ultimately, you are only acting in your own self interest. But those who are in the privileged group, and still fight for equality, are the epitome of morally conscientious citizens.

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 | Limited, Tech

Inspired by Kieran’s recent registration of to use as his own short URL code, I decided to go on a bit of a search for any names which could be similarly useful.

Wouldn’t you know it, Sri Lanka happens to have a top level domain made up of the last two letters of my name – .lk. Seeing that the domain worfo was available, I’ve now snapped it up to form Boasting an extra three letters on top of the minimum length of domain names, it isn’t the shortest short URLs in the world, but I’m more than happy to make the trade off.

Of course, please remember that clicking a link doesn’t guarantee you won’t end up on a web page containing hardcore pornography.

The flip side

Friday, June 17th, 2011 | Friends

Of course, Twitter isn’t always informed opinion.

EDL protest in Dewsbury

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 | Events, Religion & Politics

Last Saturday the EDL held a protest in Dewsbury. Although, the first I knew about it, was when a bunch of their supporters came running past my window in the centre of Leeds. Luckily, as I explained last week, Twitter soon had be clued up what was going on.

I spent a bit of time watching the Twitter updates, with both sides tweeting live, and had to giggle a bit when a guy named Ged Robinson kept asking them what was the point in doing protest events when a much better way to engage would be to talk to the moderate Muslims.

This may be a good point, but there is a certain level if irony with someone spending a large amount of their time engaging in the futile activity of trying to put a rational argument to people who will never accept such points, telling them their efforts are futile.

The police were soon hot on the trail however and within a few minutes, there were half a dozen police vans parked outside my house.

The magic of Twitter

Saturday, June 11th, 2011 | Thoughts

At around 4pm this afternoon, dozens of people, some wearing St George’s Crosses came running past my window, followed by a few dozen police officers and half a dozen police vans. There are still seven police vans a police car parked outside my house.

What was going on?

Well, my first guess was that there was some kind of EDL protest happening.

Unfortunately, traditional news outlets can’t keep up. There is nothing on the BBC Leeds website, nor the Yorkshire Post website. There never is.

The one place you could find out what was going on however, was Twitter. A quick search for the words “EDL” showed my a long series of posts about the group having a demo in Dewsbury today, next to the train station, they had then moved to Leeds and were now running around the city centre.

I could even confirm most of these details on West Yorkshire Police‘s official Twitter account.

That’s the great thing about Twitter. You’re right – nobody does give a fuck when Lily Allen puts the kettle on and tweets about it, but when it comes to breaking news, Twitter really is bringing something special to the game.

Foundation blog

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 | Foundation

For the time being I have decided to host the foundation’s blog within my own personal blog, at least until it merits its own blog. As such this is the first of what will hopefully be many posts about the foundation!

For those who are interested you can also keep up to date with the activities of the foundation on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Tweet me

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 | Tech

Vodafone started sending out tweets via SMS a few weeks ago but they never started arriving to my phone despite me having turned device updates on for several of the people I follow.

The solution in the end was to delete my phone and re-add it which seems to have worked a treat and now I am hapily receiving updates on my phone. No longer do I need to be sat at a computer 24/7 to see people’s updates – now it’s just because I want to be sat there.


Monday, January 12th, 2009 | Tech

According to one of SitePoint’s year reviews, 2008 was the year of Twitter and 2008 having come and gone I decided it was probably overdue that I gave it a go. I have never been an avid use of my Facebook status but the more flexible nature of Twitter looked far more promising.

Perhaps more importantly, though, Twitter has not really spread outside the geek community yet and on the off chance it does, I need to be able to tell people “yeah, I’ve been on Twitter for ages.” Echoes of recent conversations along the lines of “yeah, I’ve been on Facebook for three years now” no doubt.

I am quite impressed with how easy it was to set my phone up and begin using it too. I’m a little disappointed I don’t seem to be able to add multiple phones but the idea of being able to update my Twitter while I’m awkwardly sat in a pub by myself waiting for whoever I’m meeting there to turn up is very appealing if only to give me something to do.

In any case, if you’re already Twittering (is it a verb yet?) then point me in the direction of your page. Mine can be found here.