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Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant and writer who specialises in the use of blogs and wikis behind the firewall. With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK’s best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars.

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka, and yes, she’s married to Kevin.

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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist with more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian. He has been a digital journalist since 1996 with experience in radio, television, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms.

From 2009-2010, he was the digital research editor at The Guardian where he focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations to support The Guardian’s world-class journalism. He joined The Guardian in September 2006 as their first blogs editor after 8 years with the BBC working across the web, television and radio. He joined the BBC in 1998 to become their first online journalist outside of the UK, working as the Washington correspondent for BBCNews.com.

And, yes, he’s married to Suw.

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Saturday, July 31st, 2004

Three recent memes

Posted by Suw Charman-Anderson

BlogOff - Not everyone was impressed by BlogOn (video archives). As I didn’t go, it’s hard for me to know whether I would have got something out of it or not, but if the video stream was anything to go by then the product demos at least were tedium on toast.

Fake Blogs - The ILoveBees blog, which refers to a faux-hacked site, has been revealed as a marketing blog. Does this mean it’s not a proper blog? Be interesting to see if Bungie Studios, the company behind it, can keep it up, or whether the blog just fizzles out.

Technorati had a makeover - and someone stole their nav. Technorati is a great tool, when it works, but the new design leaves a lot to be desired. It’s almost as if the last five years never happened and we’re back to segmented navigation, having to click on the logo to go back up to the home page in order to drill down again into another section. There’s been a lot of criticism of Technorati lately, due mainly to the fact that the site’s been up and down like BdJ’s knickers. Hopefully they can iron out their technical difficulties and return to reliability very soon.

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3 Responses to “Three recent memes”

  1. Richard Says:

    who is this BdJ and does she/he blog?

  2. Suw Charman Says:

    BdJ is Belle de [sic] Jour, and yes s/he does keep a blog. Belle’s persona is that of a London call girl but titillating is it may be, it is so poorly written I don’t really fancy linking to it. She won The Guardian’s weblog awards last year, (probably due to the discussions of her ‘clients’) and there’s been a lot of stuff in the papers as to who she may really be.

  3. First Says:

    First Belle de Jour is not [sic]! Second as you might remember, Jane Perrone of the Guardian weblogs said she thought her writing was “quite good” actually. What don’t you like about her writing?