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 Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising 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 Twitter; and Reid Hoffman, Founder and Chief Executive of LinkedIn discussed the future impact of social media.” Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer 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 the Sun. If something’s funny it either goes viral and/or generates debate! Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in 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’ has started to appear on Twitter this morning: “RT @itvthismorning: Haiti Emergency Appeal http://bit.ly/81BXKE Red Cross 24hr Donation Line: 0845 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 invention of the 20th century – the internet. And although this nightmare is set in the future, much of it 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 on the 15th October, for Blog Action Day, although as it’s still 15th October in other countries, they’ll be new 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 at the University of Winchester, Super Fun Days Out was one of only two successful businesses in the November 2008 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 the website, launched last night! I am naturally a night owl, and gained inspiration after our inaugural test-run on Sunday, Continue Reading →