Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Entries from May 18th, 2009

Twitter information for your users – good practice from Mosman Municipal Council

May 18th, 2009 2 Comments

Mosman Council has been doing some great stuff with social media and today Laurel Papworth pointed out their ‘Twitter policy’ that is on their website. They are one of the exemplars of local government social media in Australia – despite being a local government area with a higher-than-average older demographic. Their information page about the […]


Fiddling with Wolfram Alpha

May 16th, 2009 2 Comments

Well, Wolfram Alpha is another nail in the coffin of the value of ‘raw data’ on the internet. And another reason why museums (and everyone else) need to emphasise interpretation, value add, and the ‘experience’ (Max Anderson’s ‘the visceral’). The raw materials will increasingly be free, easy to find, and ready for recombination and building […]