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On Satoru Iwata and magazines

So imagine you sell an entertainment product. Ten years ago it was very popular, with millions of customers prepared to pay decent money to enjoy the product you made. These days, sales have shrunk – in part because people are getting something similar, cheaper, on smartphones and the web – and some suggest that your […]

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Run for the hills – the Facebook Divorce Zombie returns

I’ve written on a number of occasions about the fascinating-but-flawed ‘Facebook causes x% of Divorces’ story that pops up in the media every year or so.It first lurched around in 2011, and then crawled back out in January. I anxiously await the next outbreak in January 2013, summing up the results of a survey conducted […]

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How to: Remain Calm on Comment Is Free

Comment is free, but reading below the line could cost your sanity. So here’s how to remove the temptation. I’ve now been asked a few times about a version of Kitten Block to remove below-the-line comments from news websites, and the Guardian’s Comment is Free in particular. The good news is that it’s generally very […]

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Man bites dog. Dog buys iPad 3.

Newsworthiness is hard to define. Web traffic is simple to measure. I wonder if the Telegraph website has run anything about the iPad 3 launch? Telegraph, 9th Feb: Apple iPad 3 announcement ‘in early March’ Technology blog The Verge, citing “people familiar with the product”, says that the new iPad will have double the screen […]

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