The Social Media has had a major social impact by changing the way we interact by using different forms of online communication, including Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, podcasts. We share what happens to us in real time in Twitter or Facebook, publish our photos on Flickr, Twitpic, see videos on YouTube and … Continue reading Learn about Social Media
I have heard this warning before in the last few years from conservationists but it appears now to be a more serious issue; the future supply of traditional English mistletoe is under threat. Why I hear you say; mistletoe thrives in established apple orchards and if you follow conservation then you will know that our … Continue reading No more kissing under the mistletoe!!
It’s a Friday afternoon, I’m as busy as a bee, and I need to write my advent blog post in five minutes. I need a theme: think Christmas, think technology…….think poetry??? Proustian memory time It’s the 1970s when school boys wore Clarks sandals and had dirty faces; we sit crossed legged on a shiny cork … Continue reading The Computer’s First Christmas Card
In my previous post I talked about Wallboards. As an aside, I've just started experimenting with using some old O2 Joggler's as miniature information radiators in my new home. But that's another blog post for another blog! This time round I'm covering dashboards! Dashboards are beautiful things that seem to be getting slung haphazardly into … Continue reading Dashboards
Go was launched roughly three years ago and the overall aim was to make everything more accessible and easier for students. Specifically access to their Mail, File Storage, Discussion, Community, Library and Blackboard. I would say over all Go has been a fabulous success, we have developed it a great deal over the past three years, improving it … Continue reading Go Success
The production of video has become very fashionable on our Corporate site and there are a lot preparation, recording and technical aspects to consider before creating and publishing the videos. So I invite you to discover a series of free services to create online videos, editing in different formats or develop through images and sound. … Continue reading Edit your videos online!
In a little-read post published last Christmas Eve as part of our previous 25 days project I suggested 2010 might be the year open data became important: I don’t like to predict the future – usually because I’m wrong – but I’m going to put my neck out on one point for the coming year. … Continue reading Was 2010 the year of Open Data?
Twitter Nearly everyone in Web Services has a Twitter account. Many of the team have a Delicious account for storing all our bookmarks there's even a team one. We needed a way to comunicate useful information from the team without it getting lost in the clutter of our personal posts. We needed a team identity … Continue reading Team Twitter
Over the next year we will be looking at ways to improve the corporate website; including a hard look at the design and structure. We are currently focussing on our top-end homepages, and approaching them independently; rather than applying a uniform concept to all of them - like with our current grid. This is so … Continue reading A Brief Look at Tomorrow