Peaches Geldof, 1989 – 2014: ‘How is it possible we will not see her again’

Una Mullally in the Irish Times:

Peaches Geldof was just 25.The television presenter, journalist, and daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates was the mother of two young sons with her second husband, musician Thomas Cohen – Phaedra who will turn two later this month, and Astala, one.

Her father, the Irish musician, author and activist, Bob Geldof, issued a statement earlier this evening: “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of us all. Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again. How is that bearable? 

All deaths are tragedies, but that of youth the most tragic of all.

BBC Research Blows Out the 1% Rule

BBC Research Blows Out the 1% Rule.

In the UK at least. It’s now more like a 23/60/17 rule (passive/easy/intense participation), which the BBC dub the ‘Participation Choice’.

The reserach considers digital media interaction, from sharing links and photos to writing blogs. It turns out that the old 1% rule, which said that more people will lurk in a virtual community than actively participate, is old news and that now, more than 10% are getting online to contribute and interact.