Jamie Watts

Senior Writer London, UK

I’m a Senior Writer at Thred specialising in tech, gaming, and all things film and TV. If you’re after a hefty listicle about movies, or want the dl on exciting new games and consoles, this profile right here is the place to be. Follow me on Twitter and drop me some ideas/feedback on email.

Hi, I’m Jamie, and I’m a Senior Writer at Thred. I studied Freelance Journalism at the British College of Journalism before heading straight into sports writer roles for several football news outlets.

Following Manchester United’s rapid decline, I had an immediate change of heart and generously decided to lend my talents to Thred. Now, as Pop Culture Editor, I spend my days jabbering on about the best in film and TV, and occasionally knocking up a hefty listicle about gaming… or pets.

Often referred to as the resident cockney, I like to break up the daily hustle by prodding the rest of the office. I also love a headline image on Photoshop and get aroused by a tasty gradient.

   

Latest Stories from Jamie

Snapchat boosts creative toolset with Spotlight and Voisey

Snapchat boosts creative toolset with Spotlight and Voisey

2020 has become a good year to make a buck in the creative industry, and Snapchat is using the current landscape to forge a strong comeback in the social media arena. Social distancing regulations imposed by Covid-19 continue to usher in a burgeoning DIY culture, and Snapchat is taking full advantage by bolstering its already impressive digital design arm with updates Spotlight and Voisey. Aspiring artists in particular are forgoing conventional...

By London, UK
NASA launches new satellite to monitor rising sea levels

NASA launches new satellite to monitor rising sea levels

NASA’s new ocean satellite is set to completely revolutionise the way we collect data on sea levels and the impact of climate change. It sounds crazy to say now, but when NASA first began its research on rising sea levels in the 1990s, scientists were unsure whether or not climate change was even a contributing factor. Thankfully, doubts on that front have been well and truly ousted since then. ‘The question...

By London, UK
Is human urine the key to a greener agriculture industry?

Is human urine the key to a greener agriculture industry?

Can building a circular pee-conomy really contribute to a greener world? While going to the toilet and admiring the tiles on the wall, have you ever considered that maybe pulling that flusher is wasting a golden resource? Of course you haven’t, but after today you just might. If you regularly keep up with Thred’s stories on regenerative agriculture you’ll know that the farming industry continues to heavily rely on synthetic...

By London, UK
Twitter strives for inclusivity with new stories feature ‘Fleets’

Twitter strives for inclusivity with new stories feature ‘Fleets’

Twitter is encouraging people back on its platform with timed, disappearing tweets called ‘Fleets.’ It’s hard to stay relevant if you don’t roll with the times - and Twitter appears to have finally realised it may be lagging behind the competition. The platform has always been the place to go for minute-by-minute topical conversation and reactionary public opinion, but as links between poor mental health and social media usage continue to...

By London, UK
Snapchat’s new astrology update fosters Gen Z lockdown connections

Snapchat’s new astrology update fosters Gen Z lockdown connections

All is written in the stars, and as of Thursday, also on Snapchat. Whether you’re a horoscope devotee who believes destiny is written in the stars, or just looking for an excuse to break the ice with a crush in lockdown, Snapchat has developed a full-fledged astrology feature to serve your needs. On cloudy nights, there’s always 4G. Launching on Thursday, users will now see a purple icon when tapping on...

By London, UK
Noveto’s ‘sound beaming’ technology emits audio straight to your ears

Noveto’s ‘sound beaming’ technology emits audio straight to your ears

Noveto’s futuristic device is beaming audio media straight to people’s heads without the need for headphones. For some, I’d imagine the second round of Covid-19 lockdowns is akin to a peaceful meditation retreat, but for larger families it’s likely a daily cacophony of noise. As someone firmly in the latter bracket, I’d suggest a snug pair of headphones and perhaps a sturdy door lock as a quick and obvious solution. But...

By London, UK
Students are up in arms against anti-cheating surveillance tech

Students are up in arms against anti-cheating surveillance tech

As colleges continue to rely on ‘anti-cheating’ exam monitoring tech in lockdown, pupils claim they’re being treated more like criminals than students. If you’re something of a nervy student you’ll know that settling down and feeling comfortable plays a big part in overcoming the whole exam process. The quicker you’re able to acclimate to that little wooden desk and the constant ticking of the clock, the better chance you’ll have...

By London, UK
How to use Spark AR’s DIY resources for pro Instagram Stories

How to use Spark AR’s DIY resources for pro Instagram Stories

Facebook’s Spark AR is making digital design more accessible than ever before for aspiring creatives. Get involved and make a buck. Creatives are finally getting a peak behind the curtain in regard to digital design tools on social media, and developing the knack of producing professional quality work is easier than ever before. In this case, we’re looking into the augmented reality features you’ll no doubt have seen on countless Insta...

By London, UK
Virgin’s Hyperloop to carry passengers in levitating pods at 600mph

Virgin’s Hyperloop to carry passengers in levitating pods at 600mph

Virgin’s Hyperloop may one day have commuters flying through vacuum tubes in levitating pods at over 600mph. It’s safe to say Branson’s dreaming big. Remember the Futurama opening sequence that depicted commuters whizzing around cities inside giant tubes? Well Richard Branson’s vision for the future of human and cargo transportation isn’t all that different. At the forefront of this concept is the Virgin Hyperloop, a bullet shaped pod which aims to...

By London, UK
How to turn your art into a full-time career in 2021

How to turn your art into a full-time career in 2021

With lockdown part 2 officially in session, there’s no time like the present to get in on the gig economy. Aspiring artists, are you ready to become your own boss? The time is nigh for those looking to make a buck in the creative industry. Social distancing regulations imposed by Covid-19 have well and truly ushered in a burgeoning DIY culture. Economic fallout spurred by the pandemic has shaken up entire...

By London, UK