#GetBexRunning: 1

OK, so I said I was going to start running again, and I tried to put it off tonight (even scoffing Haribos on the way home :-(), but then decided to look through the App store for more ideas. Sara Batts had suggested http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml, but I in trying to find the app that went it, saw there were loads that talk to you whilst running (whilst allowing you to play music), keep a record, and then Continue Reading →

Academic working hours

Recognising that I’m incredibly fortunate to be doing work that I (mostly) enjoy, I’m also seeking to find a better balance, ensuring I have time for friends, etc… The truism is true: nobody on their deathbed wishes they had spent more time at the office. What was once vaguely containable in a 9-to-5 regime has expanded, so we must work evenings and weekends. We are trapped in a structurally embedded “long hours culture”, where hours Continue Reading →

Trending Topics

Fascinating to watch a bit of a battle going on in the trending topics: “Only fat people” was trending for a while, although most of the comments had become similar to the below: And this kind of tweet has caused ‘everybody is beautiful’ to start to appear higher up the trending topics: Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children Continue Reading →

I’m signed up for the @Great_Run (South)

At this point, I’ve just signed up for the Great South Run, 28th October 2012. In 2006, I was on a ski trip in January, and said that I would run the Manchester 10k (May) .. thinking it didn’t sound that far… but after 1 minute on the treadmill, I was slightly dying, so joined the running club. My aim was to get it done in 1 hour 30 minutes, but I did it in 1 Continue Reading →

Protests in London: Channel 4 News with @alantlwilson

See the full interview, and follow @alantlwilson… who also spoke at @flashevensong on Friday, and The World This Weekend… and he’s on the BBC news RIGHT now! drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

Chatting on @bbcmerseyside this morning #flashevensong

After blogging about @flashevensong on this blog the other day, and subsequent conversations on Facebook/Twitter, Wayne Clarke invited me to speak (at 7.40am!) on BBC Radio Merseyside about my experiences of being there. Listen again, from around 1.32, to the stories about St Paul’s (around 1.37 for my stuff) And I’ve collected a version for posterity… If you want to read more about The Big Bible Project, just click in… and we’d love it if Continue Reading →

Winchester's Zombosium

“No one would want to be a shambling, rotting corpse,” said Marcus Leaning, senior lecturer in media studies at the University of Winchester. “Yet since the early 2000s, there has been a proliferation of zombies expanding out of traditional media. I am interested in the meaning of zombies to producers and fans.”  (Times Higher Education) ‘You should study popular culture if you want to understand society. Zombies reflect the anxieties and concerns people have. One Continue Reading →

#Giveanhour asks @stephenfry

This morning, Stephen Fry asked us to #giveanhour to help someone else get online: Earlier today, bearing in mind that we gain an hour’s sleep tonight, Stephen Fry has asked us to consider giving an hour of our time to help one of the many people’s who not online, help in the first steps. I’ve already been involved in Social Media Surgeries, and these run on a more organised principle, but still  require free space/volunteer Continue Reading →