- just in teractive: GameLayers from PMOG to Dictator Wars – Lessons learned from PMOG’s rise and fall
- Social by Social – “A practical guide to using new technologies to deliver social impact”. Buy the book for a tenner and/or download the PDF for free
- BBC – The Knowledge Exchange Blog: ugc@thebbc – “a year-long project which produced a huge amount of data, and proved to be the first significant study of UGC at a broadcast organisation”
- 2009 MTV VMA Tweet Tracker | MTV.com – VMA Tweet Tracker [mtv.com] is a real-time graph of Twitter activity that highlights the social news surrounding the Video Music awards by aggregating the most popular terms being tweeted around this event. Developed by Stamen Design and social media monitoring company Radian6,
- TiddlyWiki – a reusable non-linear personal web notebook – TiddlyWiki is a single html file which has all the characteristics of a wiki. Has some interesting uses too
This is the story of two items on today’s to-do list.
New Generation Arts Festival blog
BCU have hired several bloggers to cover different aspects of this year’s New Generation Arts Festival. As a fairly direct result of my work with My Fierce Festival I’ve been asked to cover the ‘online interactive’ side of things which should be very interesting. My first job was to get my ‘welcome post’ up. I’d have knocked that off a little quicker if I wasn’t enjoying chatting to people via Bambuser while I was doing it. Still, it’s done now and here it is – nothing to shout about really but comments are welcome.
Birmingham coworking wiki
In case you’ve not come across coworking the idea is that some types of workers – especially freelancers who are often homeworkers – would benefit from working around others of their ilk. There’s a lot of value in bouncing ideas off others, making connections, etc and so on. In some cities there are dedicated spaces for this sort of thing.
I had a conversation with Joanna Geary about this last night. In fact several people have been discussing this recently and the idea seems to be gathering momentum – apparently there’s a chance of something being set up in Birmingham which would be excellent. In the meantime, there are plenty of places around the city which would be suitable for people to drop into from time to time, it’s just a case of organising something.
I stumbled on Microcoworking.com the other day and thought that it was a workable enough model. They don’t have a single space to work in, they have many and they use a wiki to flag up where people will be and when. So…
I’ve set up the CoworkBrum wiki for the potential coworkers of Birmingham to organise themselves, coordinate sessions and generally do with as they will. I’ve put up a bare-bones layout, it’s now for the community to adopt it, nurture it or let it fade away.