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
We've just upgraded to the latest version of WordPress MU - the system that powered blogs.edgehill.ac.uk. You can see that latest features in this video: http://wordpress.tv/2009/12/21/introducing-wordpress-2-9-%E2%80%93-carmen/ That video was embedded using one of the coolest new features in WordPress 2.9.1 - oEmbed. oEmbed is a way of websites sharing information about how content should be … Continue reading WordPress MU 2.9.1
Do you ever have really great ideas that on second thoughts are incredibly stupid? Yeah, I have them all the time but usually I’m sensible enough not to tell anyone about them. A month ago I was caught out by an email from Corporate Marketing Communications and Student Recruitment asking what people are doing for … Continue reading 125 by 125
Today is the second birthday of the Web Services blog! Is it really a year since the last birthday and two years since Alison's first post?! Yes, it really is. The frequency of posts has dropped off in the last year - we've crept up to 201 posts - but we've still covered a lot. … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday Web Services Blog
I've been threatening promising to blog again about Twitter. I've posted before introducing Twitter so this time I'll go into a bit more detail about some uses that maybe aren't immediately apparent. When I was writing this I thought I'll ask my followers for a bit of help: Drafting a blog post about Twitter for … Continue reading Twitter Part 1: What are you doing?
Often people think that blogging can be a bit of a chore - requiring hours to draft and edit each post to ensure that it’s word perfect - but that needn’t be the case. I’m often guilty of writing long, verbose posts, and they certainly have their place - to explain our thinking behind what … Continue reading Two hundred words
Today, exactly a year has passed since Alison's first post on the Edge Hill University Web Services blog: As we've spent the last couple of years talking about blogs, showing people how to use them and advocating their usefulness we thought it was about time we started our own! It's been a busy year with … Continue reading Happy Birthday Web Services blog!
It's a year since the last SXSW and the explosion of the Twitter craze. So fast was the rise of the microblogging platform that it struggled to cope with both the hype and the server load. But as the dust settled, people have started to realise it can be used for more than talking about … Continue reading Who you calling a Twitt?!
We're frequently asked about our stance on blogs for Edge Hill staff and students and if we have plans to do roll these out site wide in the near future. The answer is yes but we have some work to do before than happens. At present we're looking at the whole web infrastructure and we … Continue reading A blogging community