I'm looking for help. No, not that sort of help... or that sort... I'd like you, dear readers, to help plan my holiday. While this might sound entirely selfish I will be using it as an experiment in crowdsourcing: delegating a task to a large diffuse group, usually without monetary compensation In this case definitely … Continue reading Crowdsourced holiday plans
At 5:01am on Saturday morning I was up and logged into Facebook. That might not be unsual for many people but last weekend Facebook launched usernames - the ability to give your profile or page a vanity URL - an easy to remember name - rather than a long number. I was trying to bag … Continue reading What’s in a name?
Channel 4 and mySociety - the non-profit organisation who build cool stuff for the public good - have teamed up to create a new website to help people work out where to live, work or holiday. Mapumental, currently in invite-only beta, takes data about public transport, house prices, senic-icity and combines them with free mapping … Continue reading Mapumental: where can I live?
So mobile is the next big thing, right? People have been saying that for the last 10 years! First WAP, then those crazy phones from Japan... Now we've got Apple iPhone and Google Android and Palm's Pre and even Nokia have been able to produce some reasonable devices! With modern phones come modern web browsers … Continue reading Blogs on the go
Last Thursday was SOLSTICE's fourth - and my third - Annual Conference, held here in Edge Hill University's Faculty of Education. Following last year's epic failure at live blogging, this year I was determined to do things right. Live blogging the event means I don't have to write up anything - you can just read … Continue reading SOLSTICE Conference 2009
Google Wave was launched on the 28th May, 2009 at the ‘Google’s I/O Developer conference’ in San Francisco. It has been developed by a team working in Sydney, Australia. Which consist of two brothers, Jens and Lars Rasmussen and has Stephanie Hannon as the lead project manager, all of whom were previously involved in Google … Continue reading Google Wave is coming soon! – Part I
Last weekend I attended BarCamp Leeds at Old Broadcasting House. I'm not going to talk about the sessions - I hope to cover that on my personal blog sometime this week, but I was trying out a new Twittering technique. I've said before that one of the best uses of microblogging services like Twitter is … Continue reading Live Tweeting Events