Do you really “work in tech”?

I bought a copy of November’s Marie Claire the other day for a bit of light reading. It happened to be the edition which included their bi-annual Marie Claire @ Work feature and it had a few articles on the topic of ‘tech’ at work. Working in that area I was obviously interested but the first article I found really rubbed me up the wrong way. It was a feature on Sophia Amoruso who founded Nasty Gal clothing; The headline

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Why I won’t put pictures of my daughter on social media

As is clear from some of my more recent posts the Watling household has recently been thrown in to disarray by a mini arrival in the form of our daughter H. Sam and I are of course biased, but H is incredibly cute… even when she decides to screams her head off (she sticks her bottom lip out which is both cute and really funny!).

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Four Facebook-Free weeks

This weekend marks 4 weeks since I decided to try and distance myself from Facebook, which I failed to do following this post last year. After getting irritated yet again by the things which prompted the post last year, I decided I needed to go cold-turkey this time; My rule of ‘once a day’ last year quickly escalated to regular checking again. Anyway, this weekend I passed the 4 week mark in my break from Facebook. After a week or

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Farewell Facebook!

Okay, so ‘Farewell’ is perhaps a little stronger than reality, but further to my post a month ago, Monday saw a significant directional shift for my interaction with the aforementioned social network site. I have decided to stop actively using it and, to support this, the Facebook apps have been removed from my phone and tablet respectively. This may sound like a trivial move, but as I mentioned in my previous post, these things are habit forming. I only removed

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Is Facebook losing it’s appeal?

Stop a random person on the street in any typical town and the odds they have heard of Facebook are pretty darn high. The chances that they are also a Facebook member is probably equally so. Of all of the social networks in the world, Facebook (or FB as many people use for shorthand) is the most well known and has the most users. I have been a member of Facebook since 2007. That’s longer than I known a lot

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Do people need protecting from social media?

The other night, the BBC aired an ‘interview’ with Mark Zuckerburg about Facebook and how it came to be. Many of us will have seen the cinematic portrayal of the tale, The Social Network, some of which will be based in fact and the rest in, if not fiction, then on a very twisted truth. I certainly don’t want to debate that here in this post, rather it was some of the content of the documentary which got me thinking

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Staying connected all over the world, for only, err, £3 a meg

Apologies for the radio silence over the last week and a bit folks but Sam and I had a well earned break and headed away on holidays. For those of you who are curious we went to Rome and then Milan (and surrounding area), but more on that later. What I wish to talk about is slightly more techie but driven by the situation I found myself in on holiday. Now, I have an iPhone, as does Sam. We are

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Has social networking killed self-restraint?

Cast your minds back to the time before social networking, back to the days where you only used your mobiles for calls and texts and the internet was somewhere you built basic HTML websites to provide information or amusing animations.  Yes, it is hard remembering that time, but it did once exist.  It was, in many ways, a glorious time because, unlike today, people did not have a way (or indeed feel the need) to share every detail of their

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Twitter vs Facebook – which is best?

We watched ‘The Social Network’ again on Friday night (see our Shorties on Revado) and, despite reminding me that I disagreed with some of the Oscar nominations, it also got me thinking about Facebook vs. Twitter again.  It is a topic I have pondered over many times and I think over the last 6 months my view has actually changed. Like most people, I joined Facebook first; I was invited or lured in by friends.  I don’t like to miss

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TGI Friday

Thank goodness it’s almost the weekend! This has been my first week back at work following ‘The Move’ and I can’t stress enough what a shock it has been to be back at my desk for 7 hours a day following a much longer commute into London. The commute itself isn’t actually that bad. The walk to the station is about 20 mins and then the train we get in the morning takes 35 BUT always has seats it would

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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