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Jamillah Knowles | 15:19 UK time, Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Welcome back and happy new year!


We're straight back into it for 2011 with something old, something new and something to join in with. You can find it all of course on the podcast .



First up a chat about an old favourite. Myspace may have been our gateway drug to social networking but it seems that with rumours of further cuts to a site that has already been trimmed down doesn't look too good. On the Outriders Twitter account, you shared your thoughts with me and The Next Web editor Matt Brian told us the latest. But what of the idea that Myspace is now a place for musicians? Blogger and musician Matt Stevens told us about his experience and what has changed for him musically online.



This week we also took a look at what the fuss is all about when it comes to using tablet computers. The Consumer Electronics show or CES in Las Vegas saw a flurry of new releases to compete with the iPad, Galaxy Tab and Dell Streak, but do we need one? Dr Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy of BBC R&D has been taking a closer look at this phenomena.



If you followed and enjoyed Twitpanto or have seen the Romeo and Juliet Such Tweet Sorrow online then this one is for you. Reorbit is putting together writers who can tweet as literary or historical figures and they are calling out for talented people to join in. Dawn Danby is the curator of the project and she explained how it works.


That's all for this week. Many thanks to everyone who jumped in on the Myspace chat. You can of course join us any time by dropping a line. Tweet at us on Twitter, search for Outriders on Facebook or send me an email to outriders at bbc dot co dot uk

Until next week!
~ Jamillah


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