The Value of Twitter: Twitter Tales

There’s so many people who still think that Twitter is a waste of time. Twitter have clearly decided to tackle that head on by producing ‘Twitter Tales‘ (only 3 stories so far, but expect that to grow), stories of how people have usefully used Twitter… now, let me think, what could I write!! Digital Fingerprint Continue Reading →

NESTA: Social Media with Stephen Fry

I followed this on Twitter at the time – I wasn’t able to go unfortunatlely, but a friend has just drawn the video to my intention, so no need to entirely to miss out. Really interesting debate with: “Stephen Fry, actor, journalist and celebrity ‘Tweeter’ and self-confessed technophile; Biz Stone, Founder and Chief Executive of Continue Reading →

Sleep Talkin Man

Curious as to how SleepTalkinMan suddenly took over Twitter yesterday – apparently his wife has been keeping a blog of his weird nightly sleep-ramblings since April 2009, so why now. Partly, I guess to do with the press coverage (we keep talking about the death of the newspapers, but online newspapers…), including Daily Mail and Continue Reading →

Social Media Plays a Big Role in Helping Haiti

Retweets from the States has meant that Red Cross has been trending for around 24+ hours, as people are asked to donate $10 each via text messaging. My tweet 9 hours ago: “Red Cross have been using amazing text campaign for Haiti in the States, but in UK, can donate online: http://ow.ly/WfBA“. ITV ‘This Morning’ Continue Reading →

"The Monster Devouring Us…"

“It is a Britain, indeed a world, where the private individual has ceased to exist, and one in which an unholy alliance of the state and Mammon rules our lives with powers that would have made Stalin sick with envy. This dystopian nightmare is a distinct possibility thanks to what is probably the most significant Continue Reading →

Blog Action Day: SFDO

Super Fun Days Out snuck in at the last minute (literally, in UK time). I’d done my blog entry for this blog, and then thought – there’s quite a lot of adrenalin/extreme sports that people can undertake without impacting too much upon the environment, so I pulled together an entry that went live at 11.59pm Continue Reading →

Super Fun Days Out (SFDO) (2009)

Love Life, Live It! In 2008, Yaz El-Hakim, Hugh Bassett-Jones and Dominic Northcott, all staff at the University of Winchester, had a vision for “the best, most comprehensive, most intuitive and free of charge directory for anyone wanting to take part in any extreme or adrenaline sports anywhere in the country.” . Facing stiff  competition from others Continue Reading →

The Gathering, Church in a Pub (2009)

The Gathering: An Experiment in Church At North Winchester Community Church we’ve been discussing the idea of a ‘new’ type of service, once a month, on Sunday evening’s, around the theme of a Pub Church (within the style of Fresh Expressions). So, welcome to “The Gathering“, to which you can find out more details on Continue Reading →