Daily Archives: April 25, 2015

Producing the Today programme

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Around this time last year I wrote an article about my then job, which was managing the social media and website for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Not long after publishing it, I was given the chance to to move off the online team and become a producer on the actual radio show. I thought now might be a good time to write an updated blog entry about what this job involves and give some examples of what I’ve been doing for the past year for anyone who might be interested in hearing more about the behind-the-scenes mechanics of the show.

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First of all, just to quash from the gate any suspicion that I landed this dream job by being some kind of ruthlessly ambitious careerist, let me say that this is a role that I never envisioned myself doing. Not because I didn’t want to, quite the opposite, but because working for a programme…

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FEATURED APP SPOT: ‘ MY IDOL TURNS YOUR SELFIE’S INTO DIGITAL AVATARS BUT ONLY IN CHINESE AT PRESENT ‘

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#AceSocialNews – Featured App:April.25: Every month or so, an app comes along that captures the imagination of the Internet. We saw it with Words with Friends, Draw Something and Flappy Bird, but nothing had caused quite as big a stir as any of those apps in a while.

At least, that was the case until everyone stumbled across the free Chinese app My Idol earlier this week.

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My Idol is an app that turns your selfies into digital avatars — avatars which you can dress up and force to perform a variety of strange tasks. The most common (and most eerie) is, of course, the pole dance, which is probably what you’ve seen all over your Twitter feed for the past few hours. You can also stick them on motorcycles, make them sing or have them lift weights.

The app is available on the U.S. App Store, but it’s entirely in Chinese. The developer is working as quickly as possible to bring an English-language version of the app to market (before the viral hit inevitably fades away), but in the meantime, this “guide for non-Chinese users” should tell you everything you need to know to get started.

Once you’ve got an idea of how to work the app, you can create something as horrific as this:

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Download My Idol on the App Store


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