Thank you for such an interesting contribution to The Register, James.
1) At SpinVox, a business based on a fraud, you were performing a public relations function. You may not think you were, but that's what your job was. Indeed, you were the *only* public face of SpinVox for a week after the BBC revealed the true nature of the fraud, at which point the grown ups had to take over. For this, you have my sympathies:
"We’re really not avoiding being honest" -
To defend the fraud you were either incurious or dishonest - I prefer to believe the former.
An enduring memory of SpinVox's "demo day" is the CTO advising you not utter a word. Quite wise, I think, in retrospect.
2) "A cursory glance at my LinkedIn will tell you that I 'appear' to have five years of finance experience (2001-2006)."
Is this what you mean?
"LWT: Duties included: Processing monthly payroll. Evaluating and distributing staff expenses for the LWT Factual department."
"Contributions Clerk: Daily Mail - Duties included: Processing invoices for contributors for the Daily Mail. Cutting, marking, pricing and processing the all printed images."
If you hadn't become so obsessed with posting photos of yourself onto the internet, you could have had a promising career as an accountant. It's a good job, my Mum always said.
3) You gave the BBC a view on Twitter's business prospects. Since your job today relies on Twitter's continued success, so I would expect this to be positive.