Blaise Grimes-Viort My name is Blaise Grimes-Viort. I am an experienced Online Communities Manager and Social Media Strategist, and have worked with global brands, startups and charities, in fields such as Videogaming, Social Networking, Pharmaceutical, Broadcasting, Publishing and ISPs.

27 September 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Synchronizing Thunderbird with Gmail, GCalendar & Remember The Milk

Given that I’ve spent the best part of the past two hours trying to set up a working synchronisation between Mozilla Thunderbird, Remember The Milk and Google Calendar, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing my successful setup with anyone who might be looking for a reasonably reliable solution. First of course, you’ll need a copy [...]

19 November 2007 ~ 1 Comment

The tragic case of Megan Meier and Lori Drew, a tale of Internet revenge

This article was originally posted in 2007 on my handbag.com blog, which is now no longer operational. A dead teenager. MySpace harassement. Irresponsible parenting. A curious interpretation of the law by police officers. Lori Drew must’ve thought she’d escaped the consequences, but she hadn’t factored in the sort of havoc that can be unleashed via [...]

09 August 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Gina Ford vs Mumsnet – Flippettyflop

This article was originally posted in 2006 on my handbag.com blog, which is now no longer operational. The saga continues. Much like yesterday’s Big Brother episode, Gina Ford is causing me a migraine. Big Brother producers have decided that although the housemates the public viewed as least deserving have been evicted via paid for voting, [...]

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08 August 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Mumsnet & Gina Ford – Reloaded

This article was originally posted in 2006 on my handbag.com blog, which is now no longer operational. Things move very fast indeed in cyberspace. When blogging yesterday about Gina Ford’s tantrum-like behaviour towards Mumsnet, I didn’t think much more of the story, finished work and went home for an evening of TV watching. Which was [...]

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07 August 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Community censorship, Mumsnet & Gina Ford

This article was originally posted in 2006 on my handbag.com blog, which is now no longer operational. One of the recurring issues for Community staff is finding the right balance between allowing conversation and debate to flourish within their communities whilst avoiding risking legal ramifications. UK law dictates that dicussion boards and forums are treated [...]

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