TV → Google → Spotify

Its times like just now when I really love the internet. Watched the O2 Cash Manager Advert. Googled for the advert, first hit gives me Opened Spotify and listened to full track featured on the ad, I’ve Got Your Number by Passion Pit. 30 seconds. Done.

How the internet began

I found this a while back, but was prompted to find it again when discussing the origins of the internet with a friend on Friday night (oh yeah, we’re cool). History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

Google maps – now with tube lines!

Just click on a tube station to see where the lines go. Also works with tram stops (or at least those ones in Wimbledon). —————- Now playing: Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix) via FoxyTunes


I love the web. Spotify allows me to listen to pretty much anything I want streamed from a huge back catalogue on the web. It even lets me scrobble my plays to It’s ad-supported, so I just enjoyed a 30 second ad form DirectGov. Not too bad, and actually well marketed – by using […]

Us Now: the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet

To quote the Us Now website: In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power? New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government. […]

The best ‘share this’ widget to date

In the previous blog post you will have seen my Radio 1 Music Cube. Its an okay widget, a little something that promotes gets Radio 1’s listeners to promote various shows by expressing their own music tastes. What is more impressive however is the ‘share this’ widget that came with it. It gave me a […]