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Diary of a lurker: TV and Twitter

At the end of last month, global information provider Nielsen announced that Australia was to become the third country in the world with the ‘Nielsen TV Twitter Ratings’ service. According to a Nielsen Company press release, the Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings are ‘the first-ever measure of the total activity and reach of TV-related conversation on Twitter’. Read more »

New to me, New York City

Like Loco, Pola and Schatze I was drawn to New York City to find a millionaire playboy. Wait, that’s not right. But in my nine days in NYC I did sometimes feel that I was acting a part in a movie. The island of Manhattan itself feels … Read more »

From paste-ups to people: Laura Alice and the Street Heart arts project

As I park my car beside Labuan Square, a small shopping strip in Norlane, Geelong, artist Laura Alice greets me with smile. She ushers me into the non-profit café where she regularly volunteers, orders me a latté and a chicken sandwich, and sits me down below a … Read more »

Does the fate of bookshops rest on the fate of books?

Recently, I went to Berwick St in Soho with a DJ friend of mine who was in London for a few days. Once hailed as having the greatest concentration of record shops in Britain – back in the 1990s, Berwick St had more than 20 independent stores … Read more »