This week I bought a new mobile phone and moved networks to Vodafone. I signed up for access to view bills online but 24 hours later when I tried to log back in I couldn't for the life of me remember what username I'd chosen. I tried all my usual combinations of usernames and passwords, … Continue reading When is a username not a username?
At IWMW last week I ran a BarCamp session titled "Slate My Website... and Your Website?". As I explained on the IWMW blog, the format of the session is based on Nick DeNardis' EDU Checkup and consists of three parts: 10 second test: show then hide the homepage then try to remember as much as … Continue reading He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4789923694/ Once again, Paul Boag from Headscape spoke at the Institutional Web Management Workshop, this year in Sheffield. The plenary talk was titled No Money, No Matter and was generally accepted to be one of the highlights of the conference. Much of the content Paul has covered separately on his blog and [failed :-)] podcast … Continue reading Will you be our expert?
A couple of weeks ago, Mark Power and I were approached to cover Anthony Doherty's workshop Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web. We spent a week working through some ideas then finalised what we were talking about on arrival in Sheffield on Monday afternoon. After the session, Kirsty Pitkin collared me to record a short piece … Continue reading Mobile Apps vs Mobile Web
Following Hacks meet Hackers on Friday I decided that two conferences in a week wasn't enough and headed into Manchester to WordCamp UK at MMU's Business School. It was a full weekend event including socials in the evening but prior commitments meant I could only go for the day. In case the name doesn't give … Continue reading WordCamp UK
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4805671393/ It's been a busy week with the Institutional Web Management Workshop last Monday to Wednesday in Sheffield and WordCamp UK happening in Manchester this weekend but on Friday I took a day off to pop down to a hack day in Liverpool. The event was hosted by LJMU's Open Labs at the Art and … Continue reading Hacks meet Hackers
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4795588311/ Yesterday the BBC launched a new design for their News website. They previewed it a week ago and comments seemed quite positive but on the launch announcement feedback wasn't quite as positive: hartpark wrote: Hate the new look. Will start looking elsewhere for my news content. Two years ago at the last design refresh … Continue reading BBC News redesign
So this is how I spent my Friday off work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4755034354/ Radio 4 at 10:30am, Saturday 18th September 2010.
Last night was Liverpool's first Social Media Café at Static. SMC's are nothing new - they've been running in cities around the UK, and the world, for a while but it's good to see one happening closer to home. The format for the evening was three speakers with generous breaks between to grab a beverage … Continue reading Social Media Café Liverpool