Monthly Archives: July 2010

Some conflicting thoughts on Facebook

Facebook has been on my mind this week.  First of all it published some advice to the Meeja on how journalists can get the most out of using the social network which, while a little heavy on the exclaimation marks, … Continue reading

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Learning story-telling from developers and designers

An article in Poynters Online about the communications gap that exists between journalists and programmers struck a chord with me today. It’s a liveblog debate on the issue, with contributions from academics, journalists and developers, and the full discussion is … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information Act: not the only option, but sometimes the only known option

I’d guess a lot of people are in the dark about who to speak to when trying to obtain information about something other than bin deliveries or council surgeries.They also have no real idea how to go about finding out, … Continue reading

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Making a 3D Photosynth and Microsoft ICE panorama

Image via CrunchBase I’ve been meaning to play with Photosynth for a while… over a year actually;  Steve Clayton ran through the idea at TEDx Liverpool in 2009 but I stowed it away in the ‘things to investigate’ file and … Continue reading

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Using comic strip tools to create content

Here’s a quick idea for some fun website content that takes seconds to make, and which can really personalise a story and make it sing a little… add a bespoke comic strip. This is my attempt, using Stripgenerator – it took … Continue reading

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Visualising data: are the statistics provided always the right ones to use?

It was Liverpool’s first Social Media Cafe Liverpool #smcliv last night and I’d be amazed, given the way it went, if there wasn’t another one taking place very shortly.I was one of the speakers (report of the evening will be on … Continue reading

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