The Nigella and me

December 11th, 2013

None of us should be forced to keep quiet about violence and abuse, says Mic Wright.

San Francisco is imploding

December 10th, 2013

In fair San Francisco where we lay our scene, two houses, both alike in indignity.

Chaturbate is one of the friendliest places on the web

November 21st, 2013

Inspired by Jeremy Wilson’s odyssey into the world of paid amateur cam shows, Mic Wright also signed up to Chaturbate, a community based around sexuality and exhibitionism. He felt more at home than our previous correspondent.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Buzzfeed

August 31st, 2012

Mic Wright on the success of Buzzfeed and why newspapers are struggling to adapt to the digital revolution.

The need for better handcuffs

August 23rd, 2012

3D printers and feckless customer service people are two of the biggest threats to our security. Mic Wright ponders the future of passwords and keys.

What Nostradamus says about Facebook

August 21st, 2012

Predictions are a frustrating business. Mic Wright explains what Stanley Kubrick, Nostradamus and The Pet Shop Boys can tell you about Facebook’s future.

Erm… what are you doing, Dick?

August 17th, 2012

‘Nice app you’ve got there. Shame if anything were to happen to it…’

The one per cent web

August 16th, 2012

Mic Wright detects a sea change occurring in web publishing but wonders whether that will be a clean slate or just a nice new earner for the few.

It’s toxic, but you’re stuck with it

August 14th, 2012

It’s miserable, it’s unsatisfying and you never asked for it… but social media is here to stay. Mic Wright on why big brands are mad to opt out of the customer service channel of the future.

Social media’s ‘reverse gentrification’

August 13th, 2012

Paid Twitter alternative App.net is a private members’ club for the effete and entitled, writes Mic Wright.

How my Olympics lie lapped the globe

August 13th, 2012

Mic Wright is astonished how gullible journalists can be about what they read on social networks.

Irrational demands for excellence

August 10th, 2012

Mic Wright wonders if we shouldn’t give the likes of Apple and Pixar a break. Would we give champion athletes such a relentlessly hard time after every performance?

Starbucks is Square’s back door to Apple

August 8th, 2012

Following Starbuck’s partnership with Square in the US, Mic Wright puts on his medium turban and shares his belief in a future Apple acquisition.

Patron saint of snark

August 1st, 2012

Mic Wright on the life of the late Gore Vidal.

Sorry, Twitter, but you can’t have it both ways

July 31st, 2012

Twitter is to free speech what McDonalds is to vegetarianism, but Twitter users have no right to bleat about journalists being silenced while preaching intolerance themselves, says Mic Wright.

Wake up, hacks: this isn’t utopia

July 30th, 2012

Mic Wright reports on the state of Olympic media coverage, asking why the media has performed such an abrupt volte face and forgotten about censorship and free speech abuses by LOCOG.

The newspaper boss and the Twitter witchhunt

July 27th, 2012

Mic Wright is amused by media companies that think censorship is still effective in the internet era.

The terrifying face of today’s online fandom

July 27th, 2012

Mic Wright explains how the internet is turning fans into fanatics.

Batman: a lesson for entrepreneurs

July 25th, 2012

Mic Wright thinks there’s a lesson to be learned from the Dark Knight about the entrepreneurial lifestyle.

The patent wars are screwing our future

July 25th, 2012

Mic Wright gives an overview of the patent wars currently swirling around the technology industry, explaining why they spell disaster for innovation.