Not a list of things as such. Random tab closing for the year.
All of Suzy Byrne’s posts of 2012 were worth reading. Low volume, top content. Like this.
In Digital, I think Kieran Flanagan had the most influence on what I read in digital. Rabbit holes were dived down into from his own content and links to others.
Alan Rice’s gotcha for the Psychic’s live was brilliant.
Broadsheet was a multi-visited place for me daily in 2012. I really expected them to do well at the Web Awards but hey, I only run them and (badly at that according to the accounts).
Jim Carroll had his hand in many pies in 2012 and again sent me on wondrous journeys from his links and the music he played on Phantom.
General Assembly was my favourite new learning model for 2012. Handy stuff that you pay for and respect.
Internationally Daring Fireball and Kottke were about the only feeds I subscribed to. But worth it.
Music. I went back to radio. Maybe it was because I wasn’t at any main computer but many but streaming 2FM, Lyric and Phantom was my 2012 music. With Jim and Pearl gone from Phantom, I stopped listening to them though. And the breakfast show turned into some kind of smashy and nicey post-ironic mess too.
Twitter has become the front and back channel. While media didn’t want to cover stories for monetary (fear of being sued to death) or editorial reasons, Twitter became a distributor of “alternative” content and even when there was self censorship, the DM backchannel was used well to distribute news. Like that of the over-the-top cease and desists from … oh you know who 🙂
Roll on 2013. Odd numbered years are better.
Nice personal wrap up of the year Mr Mulley! Odd numbered years ARE better. Much more futuristic like. I for one am still looking forward to the silver jumpsuits and flying cars (even if they do have a ridiculous 131 or 132 number plate). Happy New Year to ya – looking forward to more mulley wisdom in twenty thirteen 🙂
Not that I was going to buy a car in 2013 but I’m not going to buy a car with those type plates now! Happy New year Maurice!
Thanks a lot for the mention Damien. Really appreciate it. Always good to know there is someone reading 🙂