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Gurteen K-cafe report: Generosity, 04/02/09

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February’s Bristol Gurteen Knowledge cafe was a heart warming eye in the storm of some very exciting UK winter weather. Steve Bridger gave us a great presentation around and about the subject of Generosity which left us with plenty to think about, personally, publicly and professionally. We are what we share. Generosity.

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: Resilience: dealing with an uncertain future

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The cafe proper will begin at 19:00 prompt as usual. Bristol Gurteen Knowledge Cafe mailing list link. Bristol Gurteen Knowledge Cafe Facebook group.

Storytelling as our living sap

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We had a great knowledge cafe last Thursday about storytelling.


Campervan for sale

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Vanger the Campervan is for sale. We’ve loved him and now we have to leave him, and are looking for his next loving owner. He’s sorted.

End of project report for Transition Network web project

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This is as brief as possible a report on the Transition Network web project, specifically funded by Tudor Trust with £50,000 in 2008. Introduction.

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: language and leadership

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The cafe proper will begin at 19:00 prompt as usual. Do as we say, not as we do (Carnyville, Bristol). Event booking and venue information link.

Media Sandbox showcase and publication launch

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I am a big fan of the iShed ’s ‘ Media Sandbox ‘ programme. Tuesday 20th October 2009 | 16:00hrs | Cinema 1 | Watershed, Bristol.

Knowledge Cafe Report: Reslience

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Ciaran, Tim and Philippa kindly wrote up some of their reflections which I include along with my own. View more presentations from Ed Mitchell.

Running local Transition events: some suggestions and questions

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We have had two open meetings to date, several small projects under our belts, a range of new ideas and related groups emerging; it’s all good.

Bristol Bioblitz blog: the secret was in the content

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About page ). The blog was a great success while the flickr group attracted some great photos. screengrab of free Wordpress Bristo Bioblitz Blog).

BBC Learning Unplugged: event report

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This is a report on the BBC Learning Unplugged event in Bristol, 26 June 2009. This report is split into the following: Event purpose. Event outcomes.

Transition Montpelier presence at Bristol Art Fringe

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Transition Montpelier is a new-ish Transition initiative in my neighbourhood. I am involved and excited. Here’s the flyer: Come along.

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: The purpose and limits of KM

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The cafe proper will begin at 19:00 prompt. Similarly, there is a purpose to KM - well there is isn’t there! please let there be a purpose!!!).

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe Bristol: Generosity: 4 February

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The cafe proper will begin at 19:00 prompt. Bristol Gurteen Knowledge Cafe mailing list link. Bristol Gurteen Knowledge Cafe Facebook group.

Conference networking at Online Information 2008: report and lessons learned

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Media Sandbox report, November 2008). We printed these out and made them public at the event too: (Topic tags from online network). Video camera.

Wanted: real questions for digital communications innovation lab

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Are there people you feel you could engage with in new ways with these new technologies? campaign you want to support? service you wish to provide?

4talent community workshop report

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This is a brief report about 4talent’s inspiration session about online communities held in Birmingham, 26/10/08. Here is the presentation.

Community Rules

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Some excellent examples of community rules from a range of online communities looked after by members of the e-mint mailing list.

How we handle our emotional response to conflict

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I was thinking about the recent Nestle Facebook punch-up while putting my potatoes in this afternoon and, aside to the rational discussions about facilitation, rules, law and so forth, I wondered ‘how did that *feel* for the online facilitator/moderator/host?’ Asides to the workload, that’s a tough emotional challenge.

Next Brrism event: Time, Politics and Community

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The next Brrism event looks interesting – a range of conversations from politics, time management and community. Go direct to the Brrism site for more information and booking, meanwhile, here’s the blurb: It’s a brand new year, a brand new decade and Brrism has a brand new format. change ISP, write to your MP, etc etc).

My Grandparents’ letters

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For some time, we have been carting around a few suitcases of old family letters between various family homes. They are between my grandmother and grandfather and cover their courting (across the Atlantic - he in UK, she in US), their marriage (in UK) and the second world war (grandad in the navy). She recently had an update: Dear Mrs Mitchell.

On constructing rules of engagement

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I’m thinking a lot about distributed networks at the moment, decision-making, conversations and how much community ‘platforms’ have moved on. I’m not sure I even believe in the ‘platform’ concept any more as it so loaded a word with so many centralised implications. Read the full article here.

The Five Golden Rules for multi-platform development

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Two of the golden rules of platform development at the UK Sandbox event "Understand the lifecycle + stage of development" and "Platform must be driven by IDEA not Technology" Tags: cp2tech02 technologyforcommunity technologystewardship

Which Widget for What? Media Sandbox 2008 Report.

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Attached is the final report about the facilitation work done with iShed for the Media Sandbox 2008 development scheme. It covers all of our strategic planning, the tools we used, activities we pursued (and chose not to pursue), the lessons we learnt and the metrics we measured by. And there are some handy diagrams. Media Sandbox 2008 Report.

Questions and answers

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“… But be warned, first of all, that a man gets an answer to his questions in accordance with his fitness to understand and his own preparation…&#. From ‘The Food of Paradise’, approx 17th Century Persian tale.

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Bristol Skillswap: User Experience

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The next Bristol Skillswap is about user experience, and is in The Pervasive Media Studio on Tuesday 11th November. As well as our very own Joe (the uncle of usability) Leech, we have some experts from further afield as the gig is partnered in with Dan Dixon and Alex Older’s Web Developers Conference. James Box. Joe Leech.

6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. prefer to talk to my customers face to face. Customers just complain online.

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The Untold Costs of Social Networking


We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. It’s in our genes.

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Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. Scary, illuminating, real. SMH big data social media. Awesome.

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Let’s tame it. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release? Strong visual branding (colours and logos, and header images).

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How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations. Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Who, what , why etc.

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Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Looking for an advanced social media course in Sydney ? Look no further! August 3rd-5th 2015. Earlybird ends beginning of July. Really? Shares.

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List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In this blab session we looked at low cost or free tools for VAs, online businesses and medium size businesses. Schedule multi platform updates.

2015 125

#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

Source of image  (see Footnote). She personalized my fitness training. might have to step that up to three times a week. See for example: Bayne, S.

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Can improv save the world? It can’t make it any worse!

Viv Mcwaters

There seems to be bad news around every corner. Where else might it be used? Tickets are £129 and are available from here.

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The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. Well except when it wasn’t. And unusual. Or a Coke.

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16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates. Notice the bubble on its own, top left corner? Follow List.

2014 134

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?


Essentially, what will I continue to blog about? anymore about that topic, as if it was left behind and gone with the wind. Well, not exactly, perhaps.

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Social Media Online Courses and Training

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares My online courses are on Udemy  – please scroll down to “teaching” – to join the 3000+ social media students undertaking my courses! How to Automate, Autoschedule and AutoFollow on Social Media : . Play with automation software combined with social media dashboards to autofollow and unfollow on Twitter. Thank you John!

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What’s Your Purpose?


Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’. Projects Fail ’. Even today. Why do you want to do what you are about to do?