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Entries from March 8th, 2008

Location-aware web content in the cultural sector and Fire Eagle

March 8th, 2008 Comments Off on Location-aware web content in the cultural sector and Fire Eagle

Some readers may know that I and several members of my team are hard at work on a range of location-centric cultural sector data applications. We have been combining data sources from across the sector and government and building new ways of traversing very diverse data sets. (If you are going to be at Museums […]


The problem with “digital natives”

March 7th, 2008 Comments Off on The problem with “digital natives”

Henry Jenkins and others have been rightly critical of the notion of ‘digital natives’. Their core argument is that digital skills are very unevenly spread across age groups and digital literacy levels are not as they might necessarily seem when you read Pew Internet Reports or similar claiming that “64% of online teenagers ages 12 […]


Microsoft Seadragon, Silverlight and collections

March 6th, 2008 1 Comment

Last year there was an incredible presentation at TED which featured a demonstration of Seadragon, a technology that Microsoft licensed and has continued to develop. Whilst the BBC and others have been using the Seadragon spinoff Photosynth quite effectively, Seadragon itself seems to have the most immediate use within the cultural sector with our large […]


Four intersecting circles of social media and web strategy for the cultural sector

March 6th, 2008 3 Comments

One of the slides from my recent presentations has been generating a bit of interest so here it is in a slightly updated form – the four intersecting circles of online strategy. This is still a work in progress and I welcome your comments and feedback. The purpose of this diagram is to show that […]


Resourcing for social media / Social Media & Cultural Communication 2008 conference

March 6th, 2008 5 Comments

Regular readers will have noticed that my post-rate has been down significantly over the past two months. This has largely been because of some new and exciting projects and the extra load that preparation for presentations has brought with it. Blogging, like any form of social media content creation, takes time and effort. Without regular […]