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Why do we tweet what we eat?

Pastrami on rye

Whenever talking about social stuff I’m often delivered the same statement when it comes to micro-blogging platforms. “I haven’t got time for that. It’s just people tweeting their food.” There is often a tone of distain in the voice.  As if the complainant logged into Twitter, was tied to a chair and forced to look […]

PirateBox – Collaborate and Share, Anywhere.

PirateBox

The PirateBox has come a long way since it’s inception in 2011 by David Darts. After reading about it’s existence I first got to interact with one at the Elevate Festival in Austria.  I remember downloading a book by Cory Doctorow and uploading an Mp3 from a band I used to be in.  It felt […]

Autographer, a review of the world first intelligent wearable camera.

Shooting a selfie in a toilet mirror while wearing the Autographer

I first got to have a play with the Autographer in March 2013. listen to ‘Seeing the unseen with @Autographer’ on Audioboo I had previously heard of Oxfords Metrics Group and their earlier sense cam designed to assist Alzheimer sufferers, but on this occasion I was specifically there to see the prototype device destined to […]

Cloud storage and that syncing feeling

Cloud-Storage

What do I want with yet another cloud back-up and syncing service? Well free space for a start. Storage space for sharing my media, be it books, images, music and films etc. And then there is the ability to sync data across my apps and devices. My main workhorse is Dropbox but I get a little […]

Are we finally living in 1984?

Watching the watchers

How do you feel about the world we are creating right now? What were your thoughts when the #PRISM news hit the headlines and Edward Snowden appeared in your browser saying these words?.. “If living unfreely but comfortably is something you’re willing to accept, and I think many of us are, it’s the human nature, you can […]

The Future of Audioboo is Uncertain

Me and Mark Rock

The future of Audioboo is uncertain. Like most online spaces. But Audioboo isn’t like most online spaces. This page of blurted sentiment and opinion will probably seem a bit much to some. Perhaps I’m over reacting because something I deeply care about is threatened. I first blogged about Audioboo four years ago, not long after it’s launch. I […]

A Multimedia Storymaking Walk in Cambridge

OU_MSW in the snow

Despite the weather warnings, cancelled trains and chaotic roads the first Multimedia Storymaking Walk was a great success. Kudos to those who made it into Cambridge and spent time with me as we discussed digital story making techniques and had a look at some of the hardware, apps and methodology.  It was a lot of […]

Multimedia Storymaking Walks

photo by @SamuelHedberg

UPDATE To find out how you can participate in one of these days, check out Storymaking.net ______________________________ From pitching ideas in the office to posting holiday snaps to your favourite social places, we use stories in every area of our lives. To entertain, explain, educate and engage.  We are made of stories. Thanks to the […]

A tweet is not just a tweet – Linkrot and our digital history.

Tweet screengrab

When I talk and give workshops I often have a slide stating my concern for the demise of stories on the web. Of course some people use Twitter for just that. Disposable throw-away comments. I doubt micro-bloggers and journalists always feel the same way. Or the people who use twitter instead of email. Or those […]

Social Networks Aren’t Free

candle beer

For the last few days I’ve been sharing more selectively and yet i’ve written more than I have in a long time. As I have been recovering from my recent operation, most of what I have written has been offline. The recent update to the app ‘Day One‘ has had me now adding photos to […]