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The WordPress London September Meetup at Headshift

Following on from the success of our previous meetups, Headshift is once again hosting the WordPress London meetup in our offices on Thursday 22nd September. Here’s rough outline of the programme for the coming event agenda for next week. If you’re interested, don’t forget to RVSP through the meetup group 7.00pm – Welcome 7:10 pm… read full post

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We’re hosting the next London WordPress Meetup – come along!

We’re big fans of WordPress at Headshift. A fair few of us have been building sites with it since the 1.2 days, and these days, a good portion of our work involves extending it for clients, and advising them on how to get the most from the platform. In fact, if you’re viewing this post… read full post

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Social Learning Awards

The Headshift Australasia team are delighted to announce that two of their recent projects have been acknowledged in the LearnX Asia Pacific 2010 eLearning and Training Awards. MentorNet – the project developed in 2007 for the Australian Businesswomen’s Network to provide business education, mentoring, and social networing for women entrepreneurs, has won Best Coaching/Mentor Training… read full post

Categories Corporate, Education

Social tools for internal communications

This year is all about a practical focus on mainstreaming social tools inside the firewall, and here are a couple of events to get you started

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How to get started blogging

I’m frequently asked, by our clients as well as the MA Journalism students I occasionally teach as part of my role as a Visiting Journalism Fellow at City University, for tips on how to get started blogging. As someone who has several successful blogs of my own, and having developed a blog training course in… read full post

Categories Corporate, Customer Participation, Education, Legal and Professional Services, Media and Publishing, Public and Third Sector

Curating, not moderating, the flow of content and participation

User generated content is, for many media companies and other organisations, more of a problem than a solution. Vague calls to action lead to waves of irrelevant content submitted by audiences who have taken time, effort, and in some instances spent money to do so – only for that content to, in most instances, be… read full post

Categories Best of, Corporate, Education, Legal and Professional Services, Media and Publishing, Public and Third Sector

Preview of UK Government’s open data site

The new data.hmg.gov.uk site is a good first effort towards creating a UK version of data.gov and enabling open data to be shared and re-used outside government

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Nested IF statements with Movable Type

One of the – ahem – undocumented features of Movable Type is a certain estotericness about the way it interprets Boolean logic within template tags. That’s a polite way of saying it’s more-or-less completely unpredictable, which can lead to much wailing and gnashing of teeth during template development. Fortunately, there’s a workaround, an example of… read full post

Categories Education

I live or die by my Facebook – understanding social media through the works of sociologists

I would argue that to keep an active and continued presence on Facebook or similar social networks is not a trivial activity, but an important part of a necessary strategy to feel safe and sustained and understood in our daily lives. This argument takes its cues from the work of sociologists Anthony Giddens, Alain Touraine… read full post

Categories Education, Future Trends

UsNow Film to go on general (internet) release

Us Now – the film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet – will enjoy its public online launch in London on May 12th

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