Tag Archives: digital

Fangs for the distraction

I came across a great phrase the other day – Time Vampires.  Which seems to be commonly defined as distractions or events that take you away from your working day. So hello, Twitter.  And hi there to facebook and just about every other social networking site and blogging platform.  It’s very tempting when inspiration is [...]
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A Presentation About Community, By The Community (and me)

Neil from Only Dead Fish had a presentation to make at IMM09 about online communities.  So he crowdsourced ‘A Presentation About Community, By The Community’ by requesting slides from the planners, digital specialists, researchers and so on who read his blog. The final presentation is below (including a slide contributed by moi, see if you [...]
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not sure where this waterslide is heading

I got a nice email today from Barclaycard’s online PR people linking to their waterslide challenge, the gist of which appears to be that they’re inviting everyone to create their own DIY waterslide ad, upload it and the winner by public vote gets a trip watersliding round the world. It’s a nice way of extending [...]
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Spotify: everyone loves free, legal music

Thanks to a shout out from James via facebook, I’ve been playing with Spotify and I’m hooked. Its like lastfm crossed with itunes, but with a superior selection of cheesy musical soundtracks : -) Sadly I can’t download it to the work laptop (draconian IT policies), but I’m loving it on my home PC. Even [...]
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What would you bin first from 2.0?

Ben over at Noisy Decent Graphics has thrown out an all-users tag: ‘what social network web 2.0 type things would you drop first and why?’   I have to say that I’m with him on his number 1 – Twitter.  I tried twittering, but its just not right for me.  In fact I’ve already dumped [...]
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You don’t just create communities

There’s an interesting interview with Woody Harrelson in today’ Sunday Times.  In it he talks about choosing to live in an environmentally conscious community in Maui which he describes as “we all get together for Thanksgiving and look after each other’s kids. It’s a real community, like one I’ve never been a part of in my [...]
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digital wins with winds of change

Upon reflection, it strikes me that my ranting about the weather actually leads on to a relevant point. The web has obviously made responding to change much easier – for example my gardening client has pay per click campaigns queued up on google just waiting for the right weather conditions to arrive.  But its rare [...]
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Come on in, the water’s lovely

I had a meeting with a chap from Digital and one of the gals from the support team this morning.  We got round to wondering why this particular lady was quite happy emailing and googling but hadn’t ever bought anything online or downloaded music or set herself up on Facebook or Flickr. It reminded me that not [...]
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totally changing my mind, sort of…

I’ve changed my mind and signed up to facebook.  Not because I was desperate to connect to everyone I worked with in 1998 or did my GCSEs with, but because I couldn’t get to all the brand facebook pages, plannery things and blogs without signing up.   So thats a dormant facebook account to add to the [...]
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Taking a step back to look at Second Life

I’ve been thinking about Second Life recently and it seems to me that its quite an exclusive world – you either ‘get it’ or you don’t.  If you’ve grown up playing computer games and especially role-play games, it’s a very comfortable environment, but if you’re more of a Microsoft office type person, its all very alien [...]
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