Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Five things that impressed me this week: JUploadr – an open source alternative to Flickr’s own Uploadr software. Whilst Uploadr is great for pre-filling in all the details of your pictures it can get a bit flaky and I got tired of trying to complete picture uploads several times. The Greatest Trade Ever – I […]

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Communities Dominate Brands: Previewing Year 2012 in Smartphone Bloodbath – Year 3 is the Digital Jamboree What Make Chinese Go Shopping Online? | China Internet Watch Anti-piracy group sues professor for defamation – Promusicae in reputational train wreck by going legal Hotfile researcher discredits MPAA-funded piracy study Breaking, Pony Ma Confirms that Tencent’s Weixin Has […]

Korea: Coffee republic – the independents

I didn’t have time to try many of the independent coffee shops around Seoul but did try a few in Gyeongju and Ulsan. Here is a little about two of the best that I came across. Cafe 737 Cafe 737 is a family-run coffee in the tourist town of Gyeongju. I loved it because of […]

UK government mulls short-term gain with a long-term loss

There was a great article by former Guardian journalist Bobbie Johnson on technology site GigaOM that I read this morning which talks about the inevitable censorship of online social media services like Facebook and Twitter. On the one hand this is potentially good news for law firms like Schillings who do reputational work but it […]

Korea: customer service

Korea has a lower minimum wage than the UK, like China, when you pull into a filling station your fuel is pumped for you by an attendant. However this doesn’t mean that you get table service in a coffee shop. Instead you buy your drinks and food, find a table and when your order is […]