Jamie Hoyle

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I'm Jamie Hoyle. I help build startups, write about technology & policy, and I’m based in Manchester, England. 🇬🇧


I am the SVP, Product at MirrorWeb, where I design products to help preserve the history of nations as well as make compliance cheaper, faster, and easier for financial services firms. When not focused on product, I play tennis, compose music, and remain involved in Greater Manchester’s local politics.

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Writing Database

December 3, 2021
Football’s big clubs don’t want change - that’s why fans must speak out
Fans have been calling for changes to the way that football is governed for years. Clubs in the English Football League have lurched from crisis to crisis, with self-regulation seemingly powerless to intervene.
November 21, 2020
Why I stopped using Facebook
From 2010 to 2019, I was quite comfortably the Most Online person that I knew. I joined Twitter back when shortcode messaging was still encouraged, I was a day one user of Instagram for Android, and I was one of the few people on this planet who genuinely loved Google+.
July 26, 2020
Where are Manchester’s e-scooters?
I’ve liked electric scooters for a long time. I’ve used them in a couple of countries to great success, and I’ve advocated for their introduction in the UK. In our current climate, such a socially-distanced, environmentally-friendly way of getting around should be welcomed.
June 14, 2020
Digital archiving, the internet, and my brain
It is not for the archivist to pass judgement, but to evidence without fear or favour to those that will: the more data that we can capture to ensure that reality is not lost to the annals of time, the better.
May 16, 2020
Openreach, Open Competition
The problem with Openreach isn’t a lack of state control. The problem with Openreach is almost precisely the opposite: the state has granted it near-monopoly over broadband infrastructure in the UK with no repercussions for poor service.
May 13, 2020
Remote, Remote Working
Setting up a desk at home and returning to the company of my own thoughts, hammering out a few hundred lines of code in the process, would ordinarily be a walk in the park. But this isn’t ordinary. None of this is ordinary.



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