Data for the Community: New research for Power to Change

Power To Change: empowering people Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England. With an endowment of £150 million in 2015 from the Big Lottery Fund, Power to Change helps local people run community businesses. “Our vision is to create better places through community business. We will use…… Continue reading Data for the Community: New research for Power to Change

Revisiting ‘free’ Twitter reporting and analysis tools in 2016

In January 2012 I wrote  Ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter. Lots of people commented and suggested their own favourites, so a couple of months later I wrote a follow-up, imaginatively entitled Ten (more) of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter. I re-read both posts a few days ago, and tried out some of…… Continue reading Revisiting ‘free’ Twitter reporting and analysis tools in 2016

Pez Machines delivering self-driving cars, and other musings

This is the third instalment in a series of posts about transport in the future. The previous ones are: What does the future hold? [Transport] Thinking aloud: Back to the Future [of Transport] I have no idea how many I’ll write on this subject – I’m still digesting comments, accumulating links and reading material, so there may be…… Continue reading Pez Machines delivering self-driving cars, and other musings

Thinking aloud: Back to the Future [of Transport]

A few days ago, I blogged: What does the future hold? [Transport], in which I began thinking aloud about what transport might look like in the future. It followed a Twitter conversation with John Murray and Caroline Robinson, and was prompted by Rob Price’s article in Business Insider: Aggressive drivers are going to bully self-driving cars. Damn, forgot Hyperloop… There’s a new development…… Continue reading Thinking aloud: Back to the Future [of Transport]

What does the future hold? [Transport]

John Murray shared an interesting article this morning Aggressive drivers are going to bully self-driving cars https://t.co/PQelE0nvAV via @sai — John Murray (@MurrayData) October 23, 2016 The gist of the article is that – whilst autonomous vehicles can be instructed to take obey laws, follow rules, and react to environmental conditions etc – humans could  exploit that ‘weakness’…… Continue reading What does the future hold? [Transport]

Thoughts about Talk About Local #TAL16

Last Saturday I left the house in the dark, and caught the first available bus. It had to be something good to get me out of bed that early in the morning at a weekend. It was… Guess where I am today? #TAL16 pic.twitter.com/EZjVgB2DNh — Huw Marshall (@Marshallmedia) October 15, 2016 #TAL16 – the hyperlocal unconference. If you’ve not…… Continue reading Thoughts about Talk About Local #TAL16