Its Christmas eve. Are you excited? In less than 24 hours Santa will have been, scoffed his mince pie and glass of port 😉 and gone on his merry way. So just how long do we have to wait for Christmas? If you Google "Christmas countdown" there's a whole slew of sites with count down … Continue reading How do I know if it’s Christmas?
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
Wednesday night at Static played host to the second Liverpool Social Media Cafe and I was one of the speakers. The audio was recorded so you can hear exactly what I said or read below for some notes. RSS is not dead For the last few years various people have claimed that RSS is dead, … Continue reading Handling Social Media Overload
There's some speakers to do the conference circuit who recycle the same old material each time they present and if I'm not careful I could turn into one of them! At this year's IWMW, they held a "BarCamp" session. If you're already familiar with BarCamps then don't get too excited as it wasn't a proper … Continue reading 10ish five-minute ways to improve your website
I meant to blog about this last week but bank-holiday-weekend-fever caught up with me. 1st May was RSS Day - aimed at raising awareness of feeds and how they can be used to stay connected to websites that interest you. I've blogged before about the topic and said then we'd be introducing more feeds in … Continue reading Choice Part 7: Bite the hand that feeds you
I thought it was time for a quick update on some of the work we've been doing over the last few months. We've been redeveloping the GO staff and student portals to make them, well, better! You can see by clicking the picture some of the changes we're making We're trying to make the portal … Continue reading Go Go Gadget Portal!
The WSJ has decided that blogging is 10 years old. Their article, while having a bit too much of a US bias, is interesting reading to see the kinds of people who produce and consume blogs - it's no longer the reserve of the tech community with all areas of life opened up to blogging. … Continue reading Happy Birthday Blogosphere
The University of Leeds have just advertised a vacancy for a part time Web Content Editor. I know this because it came up in Google Reader through the jobs.ac.uk feed. I think someone has been over enthusiastic in cleaning the data sent to the RSS feed - I don't think they'll get many applicants to … Continue reading A hard day’s night
The new Edge Hill jobs website went live yesterday. It might not look like much has changed but it's a complete rewrite of the old system and paves the way for more substantial changes in the future. RSS feeds are one thing that has been added so you can now subscribe to a feed to … Continue reading Jobs Website Live
I imagine that most people who've been using the internet for a while have at some point suffered from "Information Overload". Andrew Sackville, at his inaugural lecture mentioned wilfing - surfing the web without any real purpose - and that can be a problem too. In fact I spent most of my time at University … Continue reading Overcoming Information Overload