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Senior content designer. Author of Rough Guide Snapshot Myanmar (Burma), co-author of Rough Guides to the Philippines and Malaysia.

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Joined Twitter 4/15/07


The mayor from Jaws is still the mayor in Jaws 2. It is so important to vote in your local elections.
Retweeted by John OatesJust how I like my ravioli starter. On a miniature washing line. #azerbaijan #plates #food https://t.co/dH3Nvg1yra
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10/22
2017
Please read the last thing I will ever write about Twitter: “One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end” https://t.co/L2HtLKGr8Z
Retweeted by John Oates @adambsilver It also has a really weird idea of what sorts of notifications might interest me. "Congratulate Jane f… https://t.co/dc65ehC5Cb
10/16
2017
CHEFS! Turn brownies into expensive brownies by simply serving them on a plank with a broken glass. (Pic:… https://t.co/GcmBgd7NVc
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10/13
2017
@mrstevenproctor @KeithEmmerson @baitman @adambsilver
10/12
2017
I've always loved this ad. "Bored when your husband is out at work? Drink wine! We've even added the word 'tonic' t… https://t.co/XVH3nzFbum
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10/7
2017
@BitPhalanx Will there be food at the festival?Here’s a story I’ve been working on for a few months: How the Breitbart Machine Laundered Racist Hate https://t.co/hx3FksMVyO
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10/6
2017
Very quick lunchtime, doodling ideas for some 3cm motivational stickers. #stickers #probablynotforeveryone https://t.co/KkrTOWaics
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10/5
2017
Redesigning long forms to be less long isn't the goal. Redesigning the process so you don't need the form in the first place is. 💥
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10/2
2017
@craftbeercoE14 Is there live music in the pub today?
10/1
2017
cats in middle ages: diligent, went to mass, contributed to society cats now: feckless ingrates, atheists, too laz… https://t.co/r5Mtm7CCkJ
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9/26
2017
Breaking news: https://t.co/f2Kq7M5i39
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9/20
2017
Happy birthday to David McCallum, 84 today! https://t.co/2LUZ0KxYlg
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9/19
2017
New Atlassian logo is nice, but I always felt their human figure being crushed by burdens they cannot escape really… https://t.co/f2pBUNSZna
Retweeted by John OatesCompuServe, now only $5/hour! 1981 ad https://t.co/Iu6ppJgtu2 https://t.co/pupbDdvBfL
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9/18
2017
This detailed collection of Sgt Cryer facial expressions during The Bill credits is making me love life https://t.co/VB6fmHYSPc
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9/15
2017
The anti-Muslim bigotry of the Sun's Rod Liddle is so entrenched that even the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims… https://t.co/DQCwUh2vA4
Retweeted by John OatesAre the maps only in the app this year @openhouselondon? I've found PDFs really useful in previous years.Are litigants and lawyers really “customers” of @HMCTSgovuk? Lord Reed said the courts are there to benefit us all… https://t.co/WuvEqsYmuK
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9/14
2017
GDS needs a senior content designer to help shape government's approach to delivering services (1 year contract) https://t.co/KB80c0Gj4O
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9/12
2017
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9/11
2017
Tom Hanks is just the best. I typed him a letter letting him know I was upset with him and HE WROTE BACK! What a gu… https://t.co/zhV9o5mp5t
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9/10
2017
Now is the time for the western press to just drop this redundant fallen angel narrative and focus on what counts
Retweeted by John OatesCurious how long western media can continue making Rohingya crisis about how they're surprised Suu Kyi isn't who they made her out to be
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9/8
2017
Pah. Amazon won't let me post this review of An Wilson's Darwin book. https://t.co/Mh661nyt9B
Retweeted by John OatesI love the absolute dead-pan chapter titles of medieval Arabic works. https://t.co/ylGWSHfYU3
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9/7
2017
Painful reading. "I downloaded an app. And suddenly, was part of the Cajun Navy." https://t.co/tqXxShP5Uf via @HoustonChron
Retweeted by John Oateswhat kind of fresh hell is this? https://t.co/UmPFUmfsIC
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9/6
2017
one of the things I love about old passports is the free attitude of photos that were accepted to be used in them y… https://t.co/NTGqSCU7ng
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9/5
2017
"Half a pint of mac and cheese, please." "You want to make it a parmesan 99?" (Pic: @Beill) https://t.co/LQhOAKbKh7
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9/4
2017
One of my all-time favorite pull-quotes, courtesy @outline: https://t.co/l5Ph99ImwS
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8/31
2017
Gorgeous stuff just walked in the door. https://t.co/VfOFEMR9qq
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8/29
2017
It's like two different countries. https://t.co/uVE6QqGdP9
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8/20
2017
My Aunt and Uncle have 20 + husky dogs and have this problem every single night😂😂 I thought twitter would apprecia… https://t.co/LGkSPtmjAh
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8/19
2017
The Chinese 'Baby Driver' title literally translates into English as 'Extreme Bandit Car God'. So, pretty badass. https://t.co/kores51t0Q
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8/18
2017
The Martin Shkreli's jury selection transcript is *kisses fingers* https://t.co/7Sd6WYDpZ6 https://t.co/2omAt3TXiA
Retweeted by John OatesBy all means, compare these shitheads to Nazis. Again and again. I'm with you.
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8/17
2017
Delighted to be leading the next content design course for @ScrollUK Sign up now for lots of #contentdesign goodness https://t.co/MnDVxBDGCG
Retweeted by John OatesHobo signs, but for freelance journalists https://t.co/9ZnxHJidFW
Retweeted by John OatesProofreading this book couldn't have been that hard?! https://t.co/9RMYwdVFqd
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8/11
2017
This was just pushed through my letterbox. The nuclear apocalypse cannot come quickly enough https://t.co/3WDJzg6dJA
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8/9
2017
Remembering the glorious day when a Flaming Grill couldn't serve food in their usual bin lids and put up this sign.… https://t.co/cUB1uWNfmB
Retweeted by John OatesThis article is spot on re problems with Prof Talebs arguments on Roman Britain https://t.co/obVcp2gI1w Afraid it doesnt fit 140 characters
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8/8
2017
Oh good god, no. https://t.co/azpy2OfvFi
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8/7
2017
@CigaretteBurns_ @brewclubuk What time do the films start?
8/4
2017
‘In Greggs’ by Harold Pinter just never gets old for me https://t.co/828Ne22x5u
Retweeted by John OatesThis is what comes of saying gif as “jif”. https://t.co/V0Xl7w0g6W
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8/3
2017
Arrested Development Narrator: "It was not a great day at the White House." https://t.co/CQLjtqrlpi
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8/2
2017
Fire up the portal, I have e-business to attend to https://t.co/T9jC8YArxi
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7/31
2017
Why you never wear GREEN on TV🤗 https://t.co/IsC8TuE3Ei
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7/28
2017
For the fourth year running, this was one of the highlights of my year. Thanks to everyone at @fanoefree. https://t.co/ZNCVmnF9JF
7/25
2017
@timpaul @joelanman Thanks, we'll take a look at how that could work for us. @joelanman @timpaul Our planned solution is section title in h1, persistent across pages, then questions below using legends/labels. @joelanman @timpaul That would be useful. We've been talking about this at Universal Credit. Hard to avoid repeatin… https://t.co/lOAoPwrnS4 @timpaul @joelanman Looks like you're using h1 for question instead of a label/legend. How well do screen readers c… https://t.co/fr8fHBSchj
7/20
2017
Visiting #ffff8 is also a great opportunity to discover the Unesco Wadden Sea region. Read more by @guardian: https://t.co/Y6yn7E7N6J
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7/16
2017
2005: I'm a web designer 2009: I'm a UI designer 2011: I'm a UX designer 2014: I'm a product designer 2021: I'm an experience sommelier
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7/15
2017
Presumably good at helping people stay alive. https://t.co/xvj0jF3lJh
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7/14
2017
Sound familiar @adambsilver? https://t.co/iVDMgGeaFI
7/13
2017
Unfortunate side effect of the scandal is this period-comma-apostrophe bullshit from the New Yorker. https://t.co/ITijnSXOWn
Retweeted by John OatesSaving this screenshot for when my grandkids ask me what 2017 was like. https://t.co/oFt0Nm86wP
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7/11
2017
Someone's put this up at work. Straight outta @Scarfolk https://t.co/kDVE9TbB21
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7/8
2017
RT if you love CLUE! (I've got a film critic friend who thinks it doesn't qualify as a comedy classic, and I'm tryi… https://t.co/xnlvapfl4J
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7/4
2017
The Daily Express telephone poll: home of the suspiciously consistent 99% - 1% result. https://t.co/DeYa3TDefH
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7/2
2017
@SteveBPrice Hell yeah! #BabyDriverMovie was ace.
6/29
2017
@SteveBPrice Going to see #BabyDriverMovie tonight. Very much looking forward to it. @GenesisCinema @BarParagon Do I need a ticket for the jazz night? And what time does music start?
6/28
2017
DJ Shadow: I'll have all these awesome visuals & be cutting & scratching & stuff BBC: we'll be filming it all out of focus so...
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6/25
2017
@craftbeercoE14 Have your opening hours changed now that the first floor lounge is open? And will you be doing lunch?this looks like a Private Eye joke but is actually real https://t.co/TAWLlFSwLf
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6/23
2017
My op-ed today on northern #Myanmar's forgotten conflicts, where impunity & silence lead to human rights violations https://t.co/DqzahIncjx
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6/20
2017
Great use of colons and semicolons in this amazing CNN chyron https://t.co/HkNxsaV0fx
Retweeted by John Oates"Hi, I've found a fault with the English language and I need an entomologist" "An etymologist you mean?" "Νo. It's a bug, not a feature"
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6/19
2017
He truly was a man ahead of his time. https://t.co/WO9cpsjhyg
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6/18
2017
In 1994 there were more MPs called John than female MPs. I'm delighted now I'm one of 119 female Labour MPs and the… https://t.co/8s4CuHvjIM
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6/17
2017
Today's copy of 'The Daily Mail but with all the headlines replaced with real user comments' is as worrying as usual https://t.co/JAaLPqbWug
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6/14
2017
THIS IS ACTUALLY THE START OF KING LEAR. https://t.co/LpUWP54xYo
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6/13
2017

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