Crisps and UK elections. No connection? Think again

This lunch time at a central London location these crisps were given out.

A promotion – I assume – for REAL crisps. Their people approached you and offered you the crisps, you had to choose according to what you intended to vote. Not that you had to, you could take all three if you wanted.

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May 5th, Athens

I’ve started writing something and deleted it numerous times.

It is a horrible, horrible day.

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Back and with no remote (or remorse) posts

It’s been a while but I have no intention of apologising. I was on holiday – of which we tend to take it kinda long over here in Europe – and had a lovely time in Greece and Bulgaria.

We had a really good time – it was actually snowing in Greece – and we . . . →

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Social media can help 'old media' get better

With the monitoring and analysis of social media by the journalists and analysts of the ‘old media’ we are seeing a vast improvement in the coverage of international news – especially when it comes to understanding the cultural, economic and political background.

There is a very good reason why. ‘Old media’ either have a correspondent . . . →

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Greeks use social media to organise protest

The Greeks have been using social media like blogs, twitter, friendfeed and facebook as well as e-mails and SMS messages to organise a peaceful sitting protest in front of the Greek House of Parliament today.

The Greek social media scene has been boiling for days now. The blogs started by discussing alleged police brutality and . . . →

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Exarcheia: Lament for a city

I lived the first years of my adult new found independence in the Athens area of Exarcheia and I have some of my best memories from that time and that area.

Contrary to some reports, Exarcheia is not “a district of central Athens long associated with lawlessness and drug abuse” (via). It is an area . . . →

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