Archive for May, 2010

Voting is now open for the Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition organised by LexioPhiles, for which we’ve been nominated in the “Language Professionals” category. Voting takes place from 12-24 May 2010. If you’d like to vote for Words to good effect, you can do so here. Thank you!   By Marian Dougan

A quick up-date to yesterday’s post comparing embedded tweet tools. Publitweet have now tweaked the code for their Blackbird bookmarklet to reduce font size a bit and include clickable #hashtags and @mentions. They’re also releasing a version that will in turn allow people to embed your embedded tweet in their site, with your site/tweet indicated […]

This isn’t a political blog but the following two articles are well-written and worth reading. Johann Hari (an award-winning journalist who writes twice-weekly for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, and the Huffington Post): Welcome to Cameron-Land – a dispatch from David Cameron’s Britain I can see the Conservatism. Where’s the compassion?” and Remember […]

It’s now possible to embed tweets directly into your blog using free tools such as Twitter Media’s Blackbird Pie, Publitweet’s Blackbird bookmarklet, or Tweetshots. I’ve tried them out for size, here are the results. Blackbird Pie Cleverly done article (not the same tool that I used, BTW) RT @guardiantech: That Twitter embed tool – now […]

One of the things I love about Twitter is the way it puts you in touch with interesting people you wouldn’t otherwise meet. It’s always nice to get new followers (if any of you are reading this, thank you!) but I do sometimes puzzle over who’s following me and why. I tweet mainly about language […]