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8 August 2011

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Links

  1. Hackney London Riots | Stylenoir

    A decent report and photos by a style mag from the London riots, #2. (via @catfunt)

  2. The Battle of Mare Street « Viceland.com

    A decent report and photos by a style mag from the London riots, #1. (via @alanconnor)

  3. How to Build a Newsroom Time Machine

    A student journalism class puts together a newspaper using manual typewriters, scalpels, glue, analogue photography, etc. Sounds like a good exercise and not just because I’m old(ish). (via Waxy)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @gwire Clegg was on holiday too - he just came back yesterday or today.

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    @pixellent Ssshh, we were just about to put twitter down and go to bed. Sleep well.

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    @BoysDad I wish there was nothing to point out...

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    @lucysherriff Yeah, although I'd have thought anyone likely to join in is going to understand where "Croydon", "Mare St" etc are already.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @alaric @tomcoates If only we hadn't invented ploughs we'd never have settled in one place and started riots! Curse those ploughs!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Why don't any of the rolling news channels have maps? Wouldn't it help explain the situation to people who don't know London?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @tomcoates To be fair the article isn't terrible, but whoever wrote that headline needs some good ticking off.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    As ever with rolling news coverage, I wish they'd show a timestamp on footage that's not live, but repeated from earlier. #bbcnews #skynews

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    David "I'll be right behind you" Cameron.

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    @benterrett Cameron's inbox will be so full when he gets back from hols!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @blaine Fair enough, I haven't heard too much of that, but then I've mostly just read Guardian, so not representative :)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @blaine Are the media blaming BBM (which you imply) or simply stating as fact that it's being used?

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    @hondanhon Dunno, I just sent a photo from Echofon and it came out with a lockerz URL.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Even if there was nothing Cameron could realistically *do* here, what events *would* he cut short a holiday for?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @memespring Eesh, good luck, but I hope you don’t need it.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @FinalBullet Great. (Not that you were ill, obviously.) See you later!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @FinalBullet I expect the same people call ebook readers “dead plant and insect and rare metal books”.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    A Google man is inside @fixcoffee taking panoramic photos every few feet. http://lockerz.com/s/127714846

    Islington, England, United Kingdom

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @feralibix That kind of physique wasn't very evident in the Essex I was in at the weekend. It was a little more… wobbly.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @Pupsor I did it using HTML. Really, nothing more clever than hand-coding it.

  • Liked tweets

  • SallyCantDance’s avatar

    Turkish and Asian groups have stood up to & chased off rioters. Bloody immigrants. Coming over here, defending our boroughs & communities.

  • quantick’s avatar

    #londonriots Well, I'd say it's a cautious thumbs up for the Big Society.

  • quantick’s avatar

    Nick Clegg: "Hello, french polishers? It's just possible you could save my life."