#Opinion

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It seems everyone is jumping on the fitness band craze. A quick look around a collection of people and you will spot a variety of devices about their person, tracking their movements, heart rate and food consumption.

I too entered into the spirit of fitness tracker -- also known as: 'my sedentary tracker'.  Like most tech, there are a variety of providers and one or two clear favourites.  I initially opted for a Jawbone tracker but gravitated to a Fitbit.  I also used the opportunity to test the accuracy of each device.

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Yes, there is indeed such a thing -- I was very fortunate to be invited along to the launch of Scotland's first Tonic water.

You might think tonic  water is tonic water, however you would be quite wrong.

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Have you seen the UK Free Postcode Lottery?  Very few things in life are free, however this is one of them and it is certainly not a scam.

All you need to do is provide your email address and a postcode. 

There's barely a week goes past without the mainstream news running a story about computer data being stolen by hackers.

Perhaps you think you are quite safe or smart about how you share your personal information.  Think again!

This is not the first, or the second time, but the third in a few weeks I have bought a product from the Co-Op and the price on the shelf does not reflect the price at the checkout.

On this occasion I spotted it while in the store so was able to complain immediately, however the process was quite farcical.

Nothing beats a nice bit of bacon, in my opinion anyway!  For years I stuck to unsmoked but in the past year or so I have developed a taste for the smoked variety.

I always buy my bacon from the local butcher. I believe, perhaps naively, that the butcher is familiar with the source and quality of the meat. 

We have all seen the adverts on TV, read the articles online or in newspapers, but is Aldi really so much cheaper?

It's a simple question -- do you think social networks are killing blog commenting?

Before the widespread adoption of social tools the blog was the voice of the people. It had a regular readership; viewers subscribed to email updates; comments and interactions were part of the post.

And now?

Twitter has matured into a strong social network and users have become very creative in their use of the service. However some of these techniques appear to irritate rather than communicate.

Recently I had a number of twitter conversations about Twitter Etiquette and it spurred me on to create a very simple questionnaire.  I invited people to vote on techniques they found most irksome.