Fri.Mar 09, 2012

An Ant’s Eye View Guide to Awkward SXSW Conversation Starters

Ant's Eyeview Blog

How do you get over that awkward feeling at a SXSW party and actually start a conversation with someone? That’s where awkward conversation starters can help.

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More rebranding of citizen media as “journalism”. Sigh

Social Reporter

The Guardian voluntary sector network has an interesting provocative piece headlined How citizen journalism is setting the local agenda which goes on to say: Hyper-local news, websites and blogs are inextricably linked to cohesion and engagement within communities. Adding in a caption: Many local bloggers and writers may not recognise themselves as citizen journalists, but they are telling their story and connecting local people.

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Stop people making bad commitments and poor estimates

The Bumble Bee

Imagine the scenario. The workshop went so well. You just stopped short of a group hug. You finished off by agreeing the actions. Everyone was so pumped up and serious. Fast forward 2 weeks. none of the actions happened! People are even claiming they don't remember taking any actions.

More rebranding of citizen media as “journalism”. Sigh

Social Reporter

The Guardian voluntary sector network has an interesting provocate piece headlined How citizen journalism is setting the local agenda which goes on to say: Hyper-local news, websites and blogs are inextricably linked to cohesion and engagement within communities. Adding in a caption: Many local bloggers and writers may not recognise themselves as citizen journalists, but they are telling their story and connecting local people.

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Gratitude for refugees

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of working with the tireless staffs of various Neighbourhood Houses in Vancouver. Most of these people are involved in the work of Welcoming Comunities Initiatives , working with refugees and migrants to Vancouver. Yesterday we were in some learning about engagement design using the chaordic stepping stones and the collective story harvest tool, both developed by the Art of Hosting community of practice.

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Neighbours for half a century

Neighbourhoods

Here’s a story from the Sheffield Telegraph about a group of residents who are celebrating 50 years in common on the same street, having moved in at the time the estate was built. It raises an interesting question about the notion that neighbourhoods should have a variety of housing to accommodate changing personal and family needs over the life cycle.