1. A bonus link I forgot to include above:

    This is an insightful article by Danny O’Brien about sharing personal lives online and the three registers – public, private and secret. It dates from 2003 but it’s still very applicable now.

  2. Thanks for the link to the Twitter basic tips – I found I was getting asked the same things so many times, and it’s surprising how counter-intuitive things like “how do I send someone a message?” can be at the start.

    The one tip I’d add since I wrote those is “When you start on Twitter, don’t try to recreate your old network [Facebook friends, work colleagues or whatever] – try and create your new one.”

    And if you want the story of how the UK Snow data reporting convention was created (yep, that was me, while cooking lunch…) it’s at