About Giles Turnbull

Hello, my name is Giles and I like the internet. This is a personal website, I keep memories and thoughts and ideas in it.

To contact me, send email to: giles (at) I like email. I’ll reply, promise.

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Right now I’m:

Read my CV. Find me on LinkedIn. I’ve edited / contributed to a number of books.


Browse by year: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Browse by topic: fiction, life, music, notes, photo diary, photography, places, radio, satire, tech, walking, web, weeknotes, work, working in the open

Places: Barcelona (twice), Berlin, Boston, Calpe, Copenhagen, Cove, Croatia, Devon (again), Greece, Ireland, India, Italy, Jordan, Miami, Morocco, Moscow, Munich, Oman, Pembrokeshire, Perpignan, Sicily, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Toronto, Turkey (twice), Vienna


Websites I keep a close eye on (in no particular order, and almost certainly missing important people):

Russell Davies, Alice Bartlett, Nat Buckley, Phil Gyford, Jason Kottke, Matt Haughey, Denise Wilton, Alyson Fielding, Michael Tsai, Robert Brook, Chris Heathcote, Mat Johnson, Matt Webb, Piper Heywood, Jamie Adams, Matt Jukes, Ella Fitzsimmons, Andrew Eberlin, Rachel M, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

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Lifetime achievement awards:

✔ Wrote the first tweet mentioning “lentils” 
✔ Wrote first mainstream media article about Twitter 
✔  Credited in album sleeve notes by a real band 
✔ One of the early pioneers of British blogging


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