Oh right so *that* is what Klout is for

I’ve never really got the appeal of Klout because I’ve always tended to think it was a bit naff to go around fretting about your “stats” on social media like that was in any way meaningful. Thanks to this blog post by James Carson I can now see how it could be useful. In his post… Continue reading Oh right so *that* is what Klout is for

Postman Pat and the slow death of the postal service

A quick post in response to a conversation on Twitter today: https://twitter.com/#!/discorick84/status/200854243933032448 You know, Pat has moved on a lot since I was a kid. Obviously there’s the whole thing where he is married with a kid now (not enough to stop those rumours about him and Ted), but the show has also moved with… Continue reading Postman Pat and the slow death of the postal service

Introducing… The Zeitgeist Card

Life moves pretty fast… One minute everyone is a Social Media Consultant, the next they’re a Hyperlocal Blogger. No sooner do you catch up then you find people are Open Data Advocates and Social Technologists. A Twitter bio can be changed quickly, but the waves of creative destruction and disruptive technology have yet to displace… Continue reading Introducing… The Zeitgeist Card

Cheerio Posterous – a timely move and a how to

The announcement yesterday that Posterous has been sold to Twitter reminded me that I’ve been meaning to move my blog for sometime (apparently since last March, so my bookmarks tell me). We’ve been fans of Posterous for while at the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research. It’s been a good tool for teaching, as we… Continue reading Cheerio Posterous – a timely move and a how to

The anecdote where I have to download Doctor Who from a grey market source

There’s an Oatmeal comic doing the rounds today about how hard it can be to actually pay for media content. The basic message is that although there is a wide range of places consumers can go to pay for media content (in this case a TV programme) it can actually be really hard to pay for the… Continue reading The anecdote where I have to download Doctor Who from a grey market source

Next week’s twitter – now!

Just in case you’ve got a lot on next week, here’s the zeitgeist tape to get you up to speed on what’s coming up next on Twitter.  Warning contains spoilers A Daily Mail columnist will say something outrageous. Twitter will be cross, but will unwittingly support their journalism by amping the shit out of it contributing… Continue reading Next week’s twitter – now!

2011 in my Twitter bios

Web, New Media, Social Media | Lecturing, research, knowledge transfer & exchange at Birmingham City Uni | How I use Twitter: http://bit.ly/2XILW1 Hacking the planet & amping my shit while teaching bright, lovely people at BCU about Web, New Media, Social Media | How I use Twitter: http://bit.ly/2XILW1 I work at BCU School of Media.… Continue reading 2011 in my Twitter bios

Sometimes leaving the room is the best way to teach

Not going to your own classroom when you have a class is wrong, right? Students kind of expect us to be there, it’s part of the deal. Our bosses probably expect us to be there too. It’s what you do when your timetable says you should.   I’m not going to my classroom today, despite… Continue reading Sometimes leaving the room is the best way to teach

Apple glut? Here’s something from Guernsey for you to try

  Craig Hamilton was offering around some cooking apples on the Twitters recently and I said “I’ll take a tonne off you”. So he duly dropped a 25 kilo potato sack brimming with bramleys round my house. Fantastic. I’ve risen to the challenge and got busy with my apples. Mum and Dad were coming up, so… Continue reading Apple glut? Here’s something from Guernsey for you to try