Profile of John Gushue

John Gushue takes a tour through the Internet with the Surf's Up column each Thursday. He is a former editor and political columnist with The Telegram , and is now a news writer for CBC.ca in St. John's. Read past Surf's Up columns (and much more) at his blog: johngushue.typepad.com .

All articles of John Gushue

  • A hangman tailored to your tastes

    Surf's up - When I was a kid, Hangman games were one of the ways we got through road trips. It's simple enough for anyone to play. You guess some ...

  • Lost on the web ... but for how long?

    Surf's up - This Sunday, millions of people will be planted on our couches and chairs, our eyes fixed on our television screens as we watch the ...

  • Entered an online contest? Here's what you really won

    Surf's up - Once or twice a week, sometimes a few times a day, I come across one contest or another ... an appeal to win a CD, perhaps, or to put ...

  • Moving along at a steady clip

    Surf's up - I've been reading plenty about the iPad and the expected slate (no pun intended) of tablets expected to launch in the months and ...

  • Out for dinner? Put yer flipping phone away

    Surf's up - Case No. 1: It happened in one of the splashier restaurants in St. John's, and we were out for dinner with one of our favourite ...

  • Tourism tips in your pocket

    Surf's up - A tourism app for your smartphone is the first step on this week's hop around the web. The next stops include a tribute to a beloved ...

  • It's not viral just because you say it is

    Surf's up - A few weeks ago, while I was clearing out some of the bumpf and filler that pass for real messages in my Inbox, I noticed a pitch I ...

  • Radio running on full Battery power

    Surf's up - This week's web tour starts in a community within a community, in-corporates an old New-foundland fable, implores citizen action to ...

  • Thanks, Flash, and take care

    Surf's up - Every now and again, my handy dandy Macbook has a fit. It rarely crashes, but instead goes into that dazed-and-confused state ...

  • A sign of character

    Surf's up - We have a mixed bag this week, starting with a local photo blog that is not updated often, but which is deserving of your attention. ...