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BBC collaboration helps network London hyperlocals

Social Reporter

Today very big media (the BBC) met very small media (London hyperlocal bloggers and online community managers) and found they had something to work on together. The get-together, in the BBC Council Chamber, was organised by Hugh Flouch of Networked Neighbourhoods.

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BBC says Use Social Media – or Leave

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

BBC tells journalists to use social media as a primary source. BBC journalists must keep up with technological change – or leave, the director of BBC Global News Peter Horrocks says. It’s not discretionary&# , he is quoted as saying in the BBC in-house weekly Ariel.

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BBC Learning Unplugged: event report

Platform Neutral

This is a report on the BBC Learning Unplugged event in Bristol, 26 June 2009. James Richards ( BBC Learning Development ) and Myles Runham (BBC Learning) co-hosted the event with Clare Reddington ( Ished ); I designed and facilitated it with help from Jack Martin Leith.

Nick Booth of @podnosh blogs #hyperlocal for the BBC

Social Reporter

I’ve just caught up with Nick Booth’s blog on BBC online about very local web sites. Nick deserves the space, from his track record over the past few years of podcasting the stories of active citizens, setting up innovative social media projects, and running social media surgeries.

Nick Booth of @podnosh blogs #hyperlocal for the BBC

Social Reporter

I’ve just caught up with Nick Booth’s blog on BBC online about very local web sites. Nick deserves the space, from his track record over the past few years of podcasting the stories of active citizens, setting up innovative social media projects, and running social media surgeries.

Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

BBC News [link] Or [link] (create your own). When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc) as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry.

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‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 The podcast gives further details of these speakers and can be accessed on the BBC website at Nothing but the Truth although I realise that this won’t necessarily be available to those living outside the UK.

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Online BBC World Debate on Global Recession: A Developing World Emergency


The World Bank and the BBC are running a live debate online and offline tomorrow, April 23 on the global economic recession. A BBC World Debate titled "Global Recession: A Developing World Emergency" will be held on April 23rd at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Summer Schools, GIFs and Life Drawing

Jenny Connected

Evidently according to a recent BBC News article , life drawing can stave off memory loss, so it would serve a double function :-) Tagged: GIF , life drawing , Pat Thomson. I have been enjoying Pat Thomson’s daily blog posts about her 5 day course on the Tate Summer School. Expectations.

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Green Chameleon » Is Knowledge Management Political?

Green Chameleon

An email on the BBC site says that soldiers in Rangoon are warning people from looking out of their windows Today and yesterday the reports from Burma have been that internet and mobile phone networks are down there.

Social Media and Village Crisis Comms – Local Gov Councils and Emergency Services #NSWFires

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When I was asked by the BBC to do an interview on Tuesday night of the fires I said no. How information traverses social media during a crisis like the NSW bushfires. The role of crisis comms and official vs non official media sources.

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Treating People as People, Not as Tasks

Portals and KM

I recently re-watched an excellent video produced by the BBC in 1997,  Intellectual capital: The New Wealth of Nations. Here is another thoughtful article on what should be the top management theme of this decade. It is also a good follow on to my post on Labor Day. Hopefully it gets resolved in this decade. Louise Altman, Partner, Intentional Communication offers us -  Humanizing Workplace Relationships – People Aren’t Task s.

Green Chameleon » Blog comments

Green Chameleon

Recently, I happened to be switching from tv channel to tv channel and stumbled upon a documentary on the BBC on child labour in one of the African nations. It featured the plight of 3 young boys, the older aged 15 and his brothers who

Copy, Adapt or Innovate? Educating Yorkshire with the Kings Speech…

Chris Collison

Last year, the BBC TV series “Educating Yorkshire” was broadcast in the UK.

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Microsoft Updates Windows Phone 7 - 10% Failure or 90% Success?

Michael Sampson - Currents

10% of users upgrading their Windows Phone devices had problems, according to BBC Technology News : " Microsoft has revealed that 1 in 10 users who tried to install a software update on their Windows mobile experienced problems. The company had previously said that only a "small number" of handsets were affected. Owners have reported a range of issues following the download, from phones crashing, to becoming completely unusable.

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The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities.

Portals and KM

It goes on to state that Richard Sambrook, a former senior editor at the BBC says that news organizations now face three main roles: coverage of breaking news and live events, deep specialist niche content with analysis and expertise, the aggregation and verification of other sources of information. Picking up on the theme from last week’s post, Tech Reporters Losing Control of the Story to Social Media, here was an interesting tweet that could a lot of play at SXSW.

Innovation agency NESTA announces hyperlocal media research and funding

Social Reporter

The UK innovation agency NESTA is starting a major exploration of the future of hyperlocal media – covering everything from struggling local papers, and reduced local BBC services, through to new Government-backed local TV, and the blogs, online communities and radio stations run by passionate digital activists. BBC job cuts: Local radio, television and online affected.

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Technology, teenagers and books

Jenny Connected

This week I have watched a BBC documentary that seems to support McGilchrist’s view. Ripley St. Thomas Academy, Lancaster.

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Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

BBC Staff Editorial Guidelines Personal use of Social Networking and other third party websites [link]. Managing staff who participate in social networks.

July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning. July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Openness, constraint and emergence

Jenny Connected

Edward de Waal featured in a BBC One Imagine arts programme (see below). When I watched the BBC programme about Edmund de Waal, I was equally fascinated by how his emphasis on repetition ultimately led to a similar collaborative ‘performance’. Openness does not mean that anything goes.

Progressive Mainstream Media Moving to News Aggregation

Portals and KM

Many progressive newspapers and television outlets have decided to join social media rather than fight it (see for example, Enhancing TV Viewing with Social Media and Interactivity and BBC Pushes Social Media for Its News Staff for Both News Collection and Impact Monitoring ,). Perhaps no industry has been hit harder by the growth of user generated content and news aggregators of all stripes than the mainstream print newspapers.

Another Bioteams lesson in teamwork from the ant

The Bumble Bee

The BBC Nature site reports on research published in the journal Naturwissenschaften which has discovered that a certain species of stinging ant may grab a fellow worker in their jaws and take them with them to help manage large food items they cannot carry by themselves.

My Favorite Tweets for October 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @mfauscette : BBC News - EU plan to spend billions on boosting broadband speeds - [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later.

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Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Slow, cumbersome, or just stupid and not monitoring social media for stories (BBC is vindicated)? Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people.

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eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

e-Moderation Station

Even the simplest mobile devices such as low-end mobile phones (which are not necessarily Internet enabled) allow access to learning content via SMS, as the BBC Janala project in Bangladesh shows. He is especially fond of the BBC’s Grammar Challenge podcasts , he says.

Balancing “real” and online local collaboration: 80/20?

Social Reporter

A few weeks back I posted a piece over here about the Big Lottery-funded Village SOS programme , which supports some exciting and ambitious local projects, plus local web sites, all linked to a forthcoming BBC series. “Our messaging to the 10 villages over the last few months has been to tell us what is working for them and what isn’t, to enable us to form the launch site that will go live with the BBC series this summer.

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How the stiff upper lip is the enemy of knowledge sharing

Chris Collison

Here’s a quote from a BBC news article yesterday: The UK’s “stiff upper lip” culture may explain why it lags behind other countries when it comes to beating cancer, say experts.

Colalife update – moving to $1 million trial

Social Reporter

The campaign gathered supporters, and coverage from the BBC, and through a mix of brilliant communications, relationship-building and fastidious project planning now has $1 million to trial the idea in Zambia.

The Divided Brain: Trying to be Sane in an Insane World

Jenny Connected

Reith lectures are available to download from the BBC but I’m not sure how accessible these are to people outside the UK. A Question of Trust: The BBC Reith Lectures. Sunday 22nd March pm.

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My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

Nancy White

Actually there were two mLearning winners as the mobile learning project BBC Janala , also for learning English, won the Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segment category. Over my career I have become a technology "conference veteran" beginning with Comdex in the 80’s. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. For several years I was privileged to be a judge for Best of Comdex, so became very familiar with the conference.

The Ethics of Autonomy

Jenny Connected

Terry Pratchett’s programme last night about assisted suicide – Choosing to die – on BBC1 – raises many ethical issues, which were vigorously debated in the follow up BBC Newsnight programme. The BBC programme was controversial and thought provoking as it explored the question of what it means to choose to die, which must be one of the ultimate acts and expressions of autonomy.

Pavements, litter and decoration


BBC video here. Pavements (sidewalks to some) are littered more easily than they can be inscribed, but the former can provoke the latter. Be warned: using chalk to broadcast a message may seem harmless, but previous posts on this blog (see links below) have shown this not to be the case. Some people may more readily take offence at pavement chalking than dog mess or random chewing gum. The image below is of artist Ben Wilson who paints on pieces of discarded gum.

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What Facebook Does to Kids' Brains - Technology - The Atlantic Wire

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Business Bachmann Was Not Blinded by a Lighting Test Technology It's Hard to Tell What Kind of Company Facebook Wants to Be Global Sales of Nightsticks Soar 7,000% on Amazon U.K.

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Clearing the ground to claim Big Society for ourselves

Social Reporter

In Liverpool Phil Redmond said he stuck by the principles , but “the marketing slogan is not the best&# … and the BBC’s Nick Robinson said Big Society should be high on the agenda for the PM’s new messenger Craig Oliver.

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Dig this


The BBC have this video of his seasonal offering. Steve Wheen does pothole gardening , sending a message about creativity, style and scale in harsh and impersonal townscapes. Enjoy.   Space and place

Tip to NESTA on hyperlocal research: go camping

Social Reporter

This is looking at hyperlocal communications – covering everything from struggling local papers, and reduced local BBC services, through to new Government-backed local TV, and the blogs, online communities and radio stations run by passionate digital activists.

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Beyond Big Society towards Big Competent Citizens

Social Reporter

A big society needs big citizens – BBC Today programme. I’ve been reading the latest RSA contribution to the contentious Big Society discussion … or what used to be a lively discussion since it has rather died down in the past few months ( earlier posts here ). Government has carried on with BS policies like localism , but toned down calls for citizens to do more for each other.

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Several Short Sentences About Earth’s Distant Future

How to Save the World

image: earth during the eocene epoch, the last time the average surface temperature was 25C, via bbc nature. image: depiction of eocene rainforest in the antarctic, from this site , original source uncredited. image: from the documentary film baraka.

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Jane Hart’s Top Ten Tools for 2014

Jenny Connected

All that struggling to use BBC computers in primary school classrooms, way back in the 80s, really put me off to begin with. Jane Hart has once again asked for people to vote on the top ten tools that they use when working online. She has been doing this annually since 2007. This is a helpful prompt for reflection on whether my use of technology has changed over the past year and if so why, and if not why. I am not very adventurous in adopting new tools.

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