You broke Twitter’s golden rule – don’t upset the nerds


Party conference season is in week three and this year, more than ever, Twitter has been at the heart of the action. From the rolling commentary of political journalists to Ed Miliband (@EdMiliband) fielding tweeters’ questions (“What is Zumba, and why is it so popular? #AskEdM”), Twitter is where it is at. Continue reading

An indigenous Taiwanese woman working to save her culture


Paicu Luheacana is a member of the Tsou tribe, one of 14 officially-recognised indigenous tribes in Taiwan. Continue reading

Andy Rooney Signs Off, Ends Long ’60 Minutes’ Run


Andy Rooney insisted he’s not retiring. He’s a writer, and a writer never stops being a writer.

Even so, he delivered his final weekly essay on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, his last in his 33 years with the newsmagazine. It was a moment, he said he has dreaded.

“I wish I could do this forever. I can’t, though,” he said. Continue reading