On Hold – the hated automated service!


Last night Channel 4’s Dispatches showed “Richard Wilson On Hold” (see #onhold at Twitter for comments) for myself it was one of the best and most accurate and even entertaining summary of the dreaded introduction of automated services that while modern companies believe enrich our lives and make our customer service better – Richard Wilson proved the complete reverse, showing beautifully how the modern consumer is fed up with these awful technological abominations! In the programme Richard Wilson covered everything from automated telephone systems that allow the customer to not only listen to a voice recording but keep us listening … Continue reading On Hold – the hated automated service!

Gervais in Twitter Argument


Ricky Gervais is currently in the midst of a heated argument with a number of fundamentalist Christians that are responding with hateful right-wing anti-gay; anti-semitic, creationist remarks to his posting. Gervais, is an outspoken atheist, and is no  stranger to controversy especially following his remarks at the Golden Globe Awards and his recent use of the word “mong”  that some felt was an insult to people with Down’s Syndrome has obviously drawn public attention before. However presently as he’s been holding the “12 Days of Rickmas,” jokingly inserting himself in for Jesus Christ while suggesting followers do something to save … Continue reading Gervais in Twitter Argument

Ryan Dunn Jackass star killed in car crash amidst accusation of Drink Driving


Ryan Dunn one of the main stars of Jackass and brother of Johnny Knoxville died yesterday in a car crash. Both he and a passenger died when the car they were travelling in – Dunn’s Porsche 911 – hit a tree and burst into flames in West Goshen, Pennsylvania. The 34-year-old, who was driving the vehicle has already suffered accusation that he was drunk while driving – this follows comments on twitter by the US film critic Roger Ebert. Ebert is refusing to apologise over his accuations on twitter. Continue reading Ryan Dunn Jackass star killed in car crash amidst accusation of Drink Driving

Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech – Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?


In the Universal declaration of human rights there are two interesting articles and it seems to me that they are both equally as important as each other however they can also be in opposition to one another – creating a subtle dichotomy in terms of the law and its interpretation the first article is Article Article 12 states : “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” – Article 19 … Continue reading Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech – Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?