Gonna be spending some time this evening thinking about New Year’s Resolutions/Aims. The timing is as arbitrary as any other timing but we really should take any opportunity we get to reflect and redouble our efforts to live better. Â Maybe I’ll write about some specific resolutions after I’ve talked it over with the family, […]
Category Archives: social media
Social Media at #TheDWord – Collectively Asking Better Questions
Last monday, I had the privilege of helping to plan and implement a social media strategy for a conference on Diversity in Theatre and Live Art, called The D Word, hosted and planned by nitroBEAT.Â (the hashtag was #TheDWord on Twitter if you want to have a dig through the archive, and nitroBEAT’s twitter account is […]
Field Visit To The Association of Creative Initiatives, Warsaw – â€œÄ™â€
On Friday 24th May we visited Dorota Borodaj and Julia Åuczywo at the offices of the Association of Creative Initiatives, â€œÄ™â€, in Warsaw. Ä™ have been realising socio-cultural projects across Poland since 2002, working with photographers, filmmakers and animators. They train, support and empower young people to become makers themselves as well as using the […]
Diaspora – A New Way To Do Social Media?
It’s been around for a while, but it feels like the time for Diaspora is now. It started with a Kickstarter project that aimed to raise $10K but actually made $200K, and the basic idea is that it will eventually be a fully self-hostable social network – instead of everything being a on centrally owned/controlled […]
What Is Amplified?
If you follow me on Twitter, or we’re friends on Facebook, you may have seen me mention Amplified over the years. We started Amplified almost in 2008, but I still quite often get asked what it’s all about, so I thought I’d write a post about what we do (this was first written in 2012, […]
Ada Lovelace Day 2011 – Nancy Baym.
Ada Lovelace day is a day to celebrate women in technology/science/maths – a way of redressing the still-apparent imbalance in the representation of the role of women in the past present and future of the various strands of technology. One strand of it is people blogging about women who have influenced them and their tech/science/engineering/maths-life. […]
The Housing Question – Travelling North & Shirts4Shelter
This is the week we say goodbye to London. Well, at least, the week we cease to call it home. Weâ€™re off to Birmingham, since the cost of being in London in no way reflects the benefits of still being here. Birmingham is home to many of our friends, itâ€™s a cool city for music […]
Calling All Indie Musicians…
dear lovely musicians, want to be a part of something fun that may make life a little easier for all of us?Â Iâ€™ve been working with the genius digi-gnomes at the Imperial College Dept Of Social Computing for over a year on a music sharing app/platform. Itâ€™s been through a few revisions, and we want […]
What Happens When â€˜Theyâ€™ Donâ€™t Get Social Media? Why the Bullying Of Baskers Matters.
Wow, there really have been a whole load of social media shitstorms of late. First, there was the case of Paul Chambers, AKA the #twitterjoketrial, where one guy tweets a jokey, hyperbolic, frustrated tweet ostensibly to his friends that follow him, and has now ended up (after appeal even) with a Â£1000 fine and a […]
The Internet Is Not The Enemy – Inspired by An Excellent Rant
Yesterday, the wonderful and talented Miranda Ward wrote this brilliant rant entitled ‘The Internet Is Not The Enemy‘. Which in turn inspired in me a comment so long it kinda deserves its own post. So here it is, but read her post first 🙂 -o0o- Excellent Rantage. I feel afronted by the web-phobic ramblings for […]