#1 UK Journalist? 8th Best Non-Human Twitter User?

February 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials

Looking for something a little more positive following news the planet was 24 hours from economic and political collapse. Try this on for size…

My liver is in this?!

My liver is in this?!

After the wholly immeasurable honour of winning the UK’s top technology journalist in December (January results should be any time soon – I’ll chase them up!) I’ve turned up on another list, well at least part of me has.

The Twitter profile @iamgordonsliver has been named as the 8th ‘Greatest non-human Twitter User’ on CNet portal Crave. Irony is, I don’t write this (seemingly) tribute profile and have no access to it! Here’s what CNet had to say:

8: I am Gordon’s Liver

URL: www.twitter.com/iamgordonsliver
Type: Human organ
Typical tweet: “Building my hopes up again for a healthy lunch, but expecting a liquid one.”

This is the liver of a journalist called Gordon. Day to day, the personified organ comments on life inside the human body, providing a unique and easy-to-digest account of what it’s like to work as an organ in a 21st-century male.

Thankfully other bizarre copycats such as @iamgordonsego and @iamgordonstoe have yet to show similar signs of take off (the liver is on over 120 followers as we speak). Of course it’s always possible to just follow me on Twitter instead – it may prove slightly less disturbing…!

via 8 Greatest Non Human Twitter Users (Crave/CNet)

Enduring Paris Hilton

January 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials

Quick one this since it seems to be doing the rounds – including on the Ranieri Blog


It's behind you...

Yes, I was a guest at the paparazzi free-for-all also known as the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone launch (the Finns’ affordable iPhone rival). Yes there were celebrities and yes, Paris Hilton was one of them and yes, I really – like really, really – dislike Paris Hilton and everything her pseudo-fame represents.

What I didn’t realise was she spent a fair portion of time standing right behind me as I expressed these demands. Embarrassing? No, empowering and retrospectively satisfying. Of course I didn’t know my good friend Paul Monckton would catch it all on camera with me blissfully unaware mid-rant.

Apparently the socialplite was further away at this point, but you get the gist…

Despite this a great evening was had by all in the fine company of the CNet posse of Nate, Rory, Kate and Pene, the aforementioned Mr Monckton and the legendary Rob Kerr.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic itself? Too early to tell I’m afraid, but I understand the regrettable decision of employing a resistive touchscreen instead of a capacitive one was taken so I’ve already got one bullet point for my next Just the Bad Points (JtBP) review…

Right, now I’ve squeezed this heinous post out the chamber let’s hope for the sake of December’s #1 UK Tech Journalist (!?!) the good stuff comes flowing through…

Update: Yep, that worked. Here we go.