David Gilson

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Technology Writer, Podcaster, Editor, Photographer, Ubuntu user, ME/CFS sufferer, Wordpress fixer, former Quantum Physicist & Tutor

Member since: Fri 19 August 2011

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David Gilson's Articles

The Trouble with Technology Journalism Part 2

Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 10:06

In my last article, I discussed the problem in technology journalism with reporting rumours and leaks as news when the information is not confirmed. This whipped up quite a... Read article

The Trouble with Technology Journalism

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 05:30

The Trouble with Technology Journalism Before I start, let me be clear that the problems I'm going to cover here don't just apply to tech journalism, but it's certainly... Read article

Will the Web be worse if it's less wild?

Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 09:52

Some might say the World Wide Web is growing up, and some might say it's selling out. Anthropomorphisms aside, things have changed. If you cast your mind back to the late... Read article

Google Plus is risking irrelevancy

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 - 05:30

The social media conversation always, albeit implicitly, pits Facebook against Twitter. It sounds reasonable on the surface, given that they're the two biggest brands in the... Read article

15 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

Thursday, 12 April, 2012 - 09:58

The iPhone has been around for a long time – at least it has in tech years. In that time, creative users and inventors have come up with all sorts of ways to celebrate the... Read article

Are Apple Products a Waste of Money?

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 05:30

Discussing the Mac vs. PC subject is the tech geek’s equivalent to discussing politics or religion – don’t do it unless you’re ready for things to get nasty! With that in... Read article

Don't be a Twitter Troll

Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 04:30

My previous column gave a few examples of how people get themselves into trouble with their status updates. The problem is that most people keep that Twitter accounts public... Read article

Speak Freely but Not Foolishly

Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 05:30

Whether you live in a country that grants freedom of speech as a right or not, the reality is that exercising such a freedom will always highlight the conflicts of interest... Read article

Is online shopping killing the high street?

Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 06:30

I recently discovered a statistic about the UK economy that surprised me. According to the BBC, the Internet accounts for 8.3% of the UK economy which is more than any other... Read article

Are we destined to be cyborgs?

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012 - 09:49

cy·borg /ˈsībôrg/ – A fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities become superhuman by mechanical or electronics elements built into the body. If you think that... Read article