Category Archives: tech news

Privacy: what’s left?

Tweet It would be hard to miss the outcry online today, following the news of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s comments in an interview that have been described in news media articles as saying that privacy is no longer ‘a social … Continue reading

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Rage Against X-Factor: Don’t kid yourself

Tweet I’ve been reading a lot of coverage over the ‘surprise’ Christmas #1 ‘hit’ (a 17 year old metal rap song from Rage Against the Machine).  And regardless of what you think about the campaign, the quality of the RATM … Continue reading

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Facebook and Wasting Time

Tweet Dragons Den personality, Theo Paphitis, has an article in the Daily Mail today (illustrious journal that it may or may not be) challenging employers to ban Facebook in the workplace because Facebook represents an inordinate waste of time.  The … Continue reading

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Facebook and Friendfeed

Tweet There have been some interesting articles recently surrounding the acquisition of Friendfeed by Facebook, and much speculation about the implications of the acquisition. Some articles have been interested on what it means for search, others for twitter. For me … Continue reading

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The Death of Facebook Has Been Greatly Exaggerated, AKA Please Learn to Read Statistics

Tweet In the last few days there’s been a lot of rubbish in the media and on tweets and blogs about the recent Ofcom Communications Market Report, saying that the survey results showed the more young people are “staying away … Continue reading

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Digital Britain Update

Tweet I’ve had a fantastic day at Channel 4’s What Happens Next education conference, and at TeachMeet this evening, and I promise to write further on this, however, I am most curious about the update to the Digital Britain report, … Continue reading

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More from Unsheffield

Tweet I promised to share more of what happened at Unsheffield over the weekend so I’m living up to that promise. Sunday at Unsheffield was certainly a quieter day but it was still an engaging day.  A few heads were … Continue reading

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Amplifying Unsheffield

Tweet I spent the weekend in Sheffield for Unsheffield, where South Yorkshire’s finest (and a few ring-ins from elsewhere ;)) put on a fabulous weekend of unstructured conversations, presentations and idea sharing initiatives. In the interest of amplifying the innovation … Continue reading

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New events on the Calendar

Tweet It’s event season in the UK, and some great Amplifed-partnered events are popping up all over the place.  We’re deep in discussions with Geeknbury for some Amplified sessions to take place among the hot tubs, music and tents. There’s … Continue reading

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Amplified events across the UK

Tweet I’ve returned from a very busy week talking to people in England, Ireland and Scotland about Amplified events, or participating in same. On Tuesday last week, Amplified Ireland kicked off with PICamp (Political Innovation Camp), designed to focus on … Continue reading

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