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Futurology at UKGC14?

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UKGC14 I’m writing this just a few days before UKGovCamp 2014, which is on Saturday 25th January 2014. If you’re going and haven’t already read UKGovcamp14: be prepared, do take a look, as it’s the practical info for attendees (including ARRIVE EARLY…BRING COFFEE). Futurology I’ve

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Posted in Social Media, Technology, UKGC14, Unconference, weekly blog club

Facebook usage: a local perspective

Continued from last time…   In my previous post, I explained that I’m trying to gather data on the number of social media users within a geographic area.  I’m basically attempting to answer the question: “what is the actual take-up of

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Posted in Facebook, Hampshire, Social Media, weekly blog club

Reflections on events

Over the last year or so I’ve attended a bunch of ‘unconference‘ events. In this post I thought I’d take a look back at some of them. All events have something worth sharing, and most I’ve attended have had shed-loads; I’ve therefore

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Posted in Events, Technology, Twitter

Isle Lights

This is the fourth in a series of posts about a recent trip to Orkney. Previous posts: Covered my visit from a personal perspective Talked about Northern BlueLightCamp; and A mini-post with an interactive Puffin-shaped word cloud This post covers

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Posted in Events, Technology, Travel

Puffin Island (IslandGovCamp)

Puffin word cloud from Tagul

There was barely a cloud in the sky during the whole of IslandGovCamp. Gorgeous weather prevailed throughout. In the absence of real clouds, I decided to make one instead and make it colourful and interactive. Most of the words are clickable

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Posted in Events, Technology, Twitter

Northern (Blue) Lights

This is the second is a series of posts about a recent trip to Orkney. In the first part I talked a bit about my personal experience travelling around mainland Orkney, both on my own, and as as part of

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Posted in Events, Technology

BlueLightCamp: Weekend Camping (Pt1)

First thing in the morning on Sunday 15th April there was barely a cloud in the sky above Manchester. The sun shone, the sky was blue, and I was off camping.  It was a few miles walk to the camp

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Posted in Events, Social Media, Technology

Keep taking the tablets

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Ok, I admit it, I bought an iPad. It’s a third generation, or “new iPad”, as Apple insist on referring to it. I was one of the many thousands world-wide who bought the latest shiny thing, the first day it

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Posted in iPad, Social Media, Technology

Camping without the tents: UK GovCamp 2012

I spent Friday and Saturday in London at UK GovCamp 2012, or #UKGC12 as it’s known on Twitter. It was an “unconference” with no prepared agenda. If you aren’t familiar with unconferences, Steph Gray gives a good description in his November

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Posted in Events, LocalGov, Technology, Unconference

My first year on Twitter

Until just over a year ago I thought Twitter was a place celebrities go to announce what they’ve had for breakfast. That’s certainly the impression I got from newspapers. I can’t remember what prompted me to take a look at

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