What MIT thinks Mike Butcher is

What MIT Personas think “mikebutcher” and “Mike Butcher” is: “Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It uses sophisticated natural language processing and the Internet to create a data portrait of one’s aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you.”

Ideas in Mobile at Good Ideas Salon London

PSFK recently held a Good Ideas Salon in London bringing together commentators (including me) to discuss key areas steering innovation and opportunity. PSFK’s Piers Fawkes moderated a panel that included Dan Hon (Six To Start), me, Matt Jones (Dopplr) and Jonathan MacDonald (Ogilvy) on how the ever-presense of mobile is unveiling new, interesting ways for us to explore, work, and play. Themes: People, not technology. Applications and tools. Individual needs

My Red Nose Day

So yesterday I did a fundraising stunt for Red Nose Day / Comic Relief. In order to confirm the widely-held belief that most bloggers blog in their pyjamas, I tried to blog on Waterloo Bridge in said pyjamas. In Winter. It was cold, I can tell you. So far I’ve raised a pretty decent £785, just by asking for donations on my Twitter account. You can still sponsor me here.

Technology can ease poverty, but tech companies need to get on board

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual nonprofit event that “aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day.” Last year the theme was the environment. This year the theme is world poverty (something I could use as a snarky lift-off comment on the coming recession, but I’ll resist that this point). The real point is that, even in a

Protect a PC and clean up the crap on Windows

I recently asked my twitter friends how they protect their Windows XP PC from viruses and clean up all the crap you usually find on Windows machines (I wouldn’t know, I have always used Macs). Here are their answers: freecloud @mbites as well as AVG, use something like Lavasoft and CrapCleaner and   run those every so often. XP is quite clean, strip the addware iusher @mbites I’ve used http://www.nkprods.com/ncleaner/

Firing up the old boiler again

After some time away from my venerable old blog, I’m going to start using this site again. Hell, it is my namesake, the site I started in 2002. For my “work” you can still check out Techcrunch UK and TechCrunch.com. But anything else that occurs to me – new media and whatever else I want to blog about outside of TechCrunch – will appear here. (Many thanks to the guys