Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations


Posts with a media theme

Belated Ada Lovelace Day post

Late as usual to the Ada Lovelace Party, here is my post about female technology heroes

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Can newspaper social media sites continue to thrive alongside a strong public service broadcaster?

There has been a lot of very useful debate recently about the BBC’s role in the UK media market, but I think the healthy and innovative position of major newspapers suggests they are not under threat from a strong BBC

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Twitter scepticism: justified or not?

Am I right to have a slightly sceptical view of the value of Twitter to most people? Maybe I should give it a try…

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Simple, commodity tools for public consultation

Good example of a simple, cheap consultation web site from Ofcom

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Visualising comments in a sensitive debate

Max Gadney writes about a new debate visualisation tool being used by the BBC as pat of its White season.

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“Old media” can be innovative too

There are some smart people inside so-called old media companies who might yet surprise us with the innovation they can deliver around existing audiences

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Good uses for the interweb: overcoming our ignorance of Iran

Two online initiatives to improve our understanding of Iran

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/Message: Social Media and Public Relations: The Press Release Is Dead

Stowe Boyd on the Social Media Press Release. Sigh.

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Event Summary: BBC New Media Central Presentations at AIGA London

BBC New Media Central (NMC) is one of the biggest design research and development centres in the UK working across all digital media. Nico McDonald from AIGA London organized an event at the Design Council last Wednesday to introduce the work of NMC.

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Gleaning, Exchanging and Vernacular Media

Review of MIT Press publication “New Media: 1740-1915”, looking at the social effects of various ‘new’ media from history…

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