He said. She said. Read the highlights from your favourite interviews. Words of wisdom from tech-y people of interest. It’s Digital Gold.

‘Twitter is full of people accidentally having arguments because they didn't have enough space to explain themselves properly.’
Jack Rivlin, The Tab

‘I just wish Amazon paid their Corporation Tax in Britain.’
Liz Earle MBE

‘Customers don’t have much tolerance for website glitches or delivery problems.’
Harriet Hastings, Biscuiteers

‘We have a little bolthole in Wales that barely has electricity, let alone WiFi or phone signal, and it’s rather nice to have an enforced online detox whenever we’re there.’
Rita Konig, Interior Designer

‘The pleasure of reading a good book and turning the pages just can’t be replicated on a screen.’
Tanya Goodin, Digital Detox Expert

‘My pet hate about life online is the slight fake glossiness of it all: the photos of people seemingly living a gilded life devoid of poverty, heartbreak, illness and sadness, which we categorically know is not reality.’
Kinvara Balfour, The Visionaries

‘On long journeys, I listen to Desert Island Disc podcasts one after the other.’
Molly Mahon, Textile Designer

‘Be very careful not to cloud our minds that life is always wonderful out there.’
Molly Mahon on social media

‘Her acerbic wit has me in stitches and frequently reminds me that I need to work harder on my pelvic floor.’
Marina Fogle (The Bump Class) on Caitlin Moran

‘Only after lunchtime, I check my emails.’
Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist

‘Sometimes I look at Google Maps to see what the traffic is doing, even if I'm not about to use the roads.’
Clare Balding, Presenter, Writer and Broadcaster

‘I miss my friends and family, but with Skype, they never feel far away.’
Kinvara Balfour, The Visionaries

‘When I am on my bike I really like using Dark Sky – the App is excellent for avoiding getting wet and is spookily accurate!’
Harriet Hastings, Biscuiteers

‘My internet hero is Joanna Blythman for her continually fearless, rigorous and in-depth exposure of the food industry scandals and dirty-dealings.’
Liz Earle MBE

‘I love the way Instagram connects people – when I first met Lorraine Pascale at my studios, we gave each other a big hug like old friends.’
Liz Earle MBE

‘I loathe the anonymity of people hiding behind fake identities or nicknames. You know my real name – why shouldn’t I know yours? I believe in free speech but anonymous posting should be illegal.’
Liz Earle MBE

‘My favourite tweeter is JK Rowling. She seems to always find the right words.’
Dessi Bell, Zaggora

‘I hate it when you think online is going to make you faster (booking tickets through an app), there’s a glitch and you realise it would have been a lot easier to do it the traditional way.’
Marina Fogle (The Bump Class)

‘My internet hero is Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts who created Silk Road, the online black marketplace. He's in jail for life now, but I hope his nomination here serves as a consolation.’
Jack Rivlin, The Tab

‘I am obsessed with Touchnote. It takes two minutes and it’s such a nice throwback to when we would send post cards more often.’
Stephanie Eltz, Doctify

‘Social media allowed me to meet my old penpal. I had last written to her on a piece of paper twenty-two years ago.’
Stephanie Eltz, Doctify

‘My standout online memory is of maintaining a long distance relationship for two years, through Skype dates with a glass of wine in hand, a sexy top on and pyjama bottoms hidden under the table.’
Stephanie Eltz, Doctify

‘I love the rabbits on Instagram. The rabbits get me every time.’
Kate Watson-Smyth, Mad About Your House

‘My internet hero is Iris Apfel. She is 96 now and a classic example of how you must embrace life to keep you young.’
Kate Watson-Smyth, Mad About Your House

‘I wish people weren’t so mean on Twitter – the bullying and trolling is shocking which is why I love Instagram where everyone seems to float about being kind and supportive.’
Kate Watson-Smyth, Mad About Your House

‘ The most worthwile newsletter to subscribe to is Digiday; It’s a daily must-read among influencers and creates content, services and community that foster change in media and marketing.’
Emily Forbes, Seenit

‘Social media allowed me to meet an online generation I never knew about.’
Kiki McDonough, Jeweller

‘I can’t be bothered with tweeting. I am a visual person and find the whole thing rather confusing, dull and a bit moany.’
Wiggy Hindmarch, Fashion Designer

‘Social media allowed me to meet Kate Moss.’
Gigi Foyle, bag & bones

‘JK Rowling is the absolute master of Twitter, whether it’s witty put-downs or thoughtful advice on life.’
Tamara Heber-Percy, Mr & Mrs Smith

My pet hate about life online is the distraction. I sometimes go down a rabbit hole and know I’m never going to get that 20 or 30 minutes back.
Tamara Heber-Percy, Mr & Mrs Smith

‘I never seem to switch off. The day after I gave birth I was back online checking emails and asking the girls for updates’
Natasha Finch, Beulah

‘I’ve just discovered TaskRabbit, an online marketplace matching freelance labour with local demand.’
Alice Goldsmith, Dotty Dungarees

‘I recently deleted my personal Instagram account as I wanted to interact more with my friends and family in real life.’
Daria Kantor, TruBe

‘ASOS for shopping is also a guilty pleasure.’
Matilda Temperley, Fashion Designer

‘I unfollow anyone that posts selfies too often.’
Matilda Temperley, Fashion Designer

‘It is essential to have tech-free days.’
Carmen Haid, Atelier Mayer

‘I do not remember the last time I set foot in a brick and mortar book or drug store. I use Amazon.’
Carmen Haid, Atelier Mayer

‘I am a real traditionalist when it comes to books and can’t read them on a device, as I need to visualize how far I’ve got.’
Rebecca Guinness, NOWNESS and Elfie London

‘I need to remember to smell the roses, not just Instagram them!’
Kelly Eastwood, The London Chatter

Social media allowed me to meet Sarah Jessica Parker. She was my best friend for a full 45 wonderful seconds.
Kelly Eastwood, The London Chatter

‘Not On The High Street is great for virtually anything.’
Sophie Stanbury, Influencer

‘I can’t remember what life was like before Instagram.’
Sophie Stanbury, Influencer

‘Life online is 24/7 and you can never switch it off.’
Sophie Stanbury, Influencer

‘My favourite app is Deliveroo for feeding me so well.’
Rupa Ganatra, Millennial 20/20 Summits

‘I could not do with out The Business of Fashion newsletter.’
Clare Hornby, Me+Em

‘Cookies should be banned, as should selling our details to other businesses.’
Jasmine Guinness, Model and Designer

‘The first time I read my Wikipedia, I saw that half of it was completely wrong.’
Jasmine Guinness, Model and Designer

‘It’s amazing how you can take an idea and grow it online, with absolutely no budget.’
Ella Mills, Deliciously Ella

‘I find myself lying in bed scrolling through pictures of strangers rather than talking to my husband way too often.’
Ella Mills, Deliciously Ella

‘Without my children’s school newsletter, I would miss everything. I have too many balls in the air.’
Savannah Miller, Nine

‘My internet hero is The Fat Jewish, created by Josh Ostrovsky. He makes me laugh every day.’
Savannah Miller, Nine

‘I still can’t believe Whatsapp is free.’
Willow Crossley, Florist Stylist and Author

‘I aim to not look at my phone after a certain time and on Sundays but it seems to magnetically find its way back into my hand.’
Willow Crossley, Florist Stylist and Author

‘Natalie Massanet is a genius for creating Net a Porter.’
Willow Crossley, Florist Stylist and Author

‘I can’t stand complicated web layouts.’
Willow Crossley, Florist Stylist and Author

‘Social media allowed me to meet the lovely Geri Horner (Halliwell).’
Sophie Allport, Homewares

‘I was very anti social media for ages.’
Diana Henry, Cookbook Author

‘I get anxiety attacks as my inbox fills up.’
Diana Henry, Cookbook Author

‘My pet hate about life online is bragging on social media, and emoting (in a fairly insincere way) over the death of celebrities.’
Diana Henry, Cookbook Author

‘I hate how life online fuels our opportunity to make social comparisons.’
Meik Wiking, Hygge Author

‘The way that online life opens us up to fraud is scary.’
Sophie Conran, Cookbook Author

‘My favourite App is Starwalk. You can point your phone anywhere and it will show you what is out in space.’
Sophie Conran, Cookbook Author

‘I use Hailo far too often but I love not having to pay cash for a taxi.’
Leonora Bamford, My Baba

‘If I had the time, I would spend all day on the Cool Hunting website.’
Leonora Bamford, My Baba

‘Kindness doesn’t make you weak, and it doesn't make you a pushover, it makes you human.’
Michelle Kennedy, Peanut

‘I am obsessed with the App Calm.’
Michelle Kennedy, Peanut

‘A career is a marathon, not a sprint.’
Harry Clarke, Pops

‘Forget about getting bigger just get better…bigger will come.’
Niamh Barker, BeachBoard

‘The goal is wanting to want to go to work because I love it, and wanting to come home because I love that too.’
Anna Hart, One Roof Social

‘Just get on with it.’
Anna Hart, One Roof Social

‘Regret what you do, not what you didn't do. Give things a go.’
Clare Wright, Classlist

‘The success ingredients are: passion, persistence, people.’
Iris Anson, Solely Original

‘Our biggest mistake was expanding too quickly, before the product was right.’
Florian Färber, ZipJet

‘Alice in her Palace is a total favourite of mine.’
Plum Sykes, Author

‘Give me a document filled with images over pages of black and white words any day.’
Holly Tucker, Holly & Co

‘I spend so much of my life travelling away from home, I stay in touch with my better half (David Flint Wood) through his daily postings. His Instagram posts are like a modern-day postcard.’
India Hicks, eponymous lifestyle brand

February 2018