July 2009

Microsoft’s push into Web 2.0 via SharePoint

July 30, 2009

Ok, so I should admit that I have previous with Microsoft and SharePoint. An NT MCSE of 1999, I have been involved in a number of bids and delivery projects (e.g. here and here) involving SharePoint. The latest version, ‘Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007’ has a number of Social Media tools, but my experience has […]

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Social Media in a B2B context

July 28, 2009

Last week I made a business development call on a local company, who were looking to find out more about Social Media–and what it could do for them. They are a business-to-business organisation, and I was slightly stumped when asked about B2B case studies in Social Media, so I decided to have a bit Google […]

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United breaks Guitars; share price dips (allegedly)

July 27, 2009

I realise that for many of your seasoned observers, this is old hat. However, having been told about this at lunch yesterday by Caroline’s Daughter and Son-in-Law, I thought I would have a look into this, as it appears to be part of a growing trend of smart people employing social media to get heard. […]

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How Teenagers consume media and other stories

July 24, 2009

Last week there was a bit of a to-do when a teenager, working as a Summer intern at the investment bank Morgan Stanley, was suddenly propelled to his 15 minutes of fame by the MS PR machine. His report below was published and kicked off a mini media storm (well ok, some City analysts were […]

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Social Media numbers – c/o Marketing Charts

July 20, 2009

Introduction I put this document together recently when I was involved with a bid recently. These incredibly useful numbers / quotes etc. were culled from the Marketing Charts website – brilliant site, although I do wonder if the companies involved ‘place’ the reports on it to further their own agenda. That said, the stats are […]

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@Opencast at Hoults Yard

July 16, 2009

Intro A post looking at Hoults Yard on Tyneside, and recent activities there: A recent Digital Transport event, run by Newcastle University A stop of the Digital Mission UK tour And the latest Think and a Drink event Hoults Yard This bit of the post is a quick write-up of a visit I made to […]

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The Social Media pendulum starts to swing back

July 13, 2009

I was reading the Groundswell blog post below, and it got me thinking about my own use of Social Media, and how I haven’t been using Twitter quite so much recently – which is probably a *good* thing! ;-D So, I thought it might be useful to reflect a bit and also relay a couple […]

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Digital Transport event feedback

July 9, 2009

I recently helped organise the “Where do you think You’re going” event that was held by Newcastle University at Hoults Yard. This post is a quick bulleted list of my feedback, and also a highlight of material from James Burke. Thoughts Content Eclectic and genuinely thought-provoking Presenters were clearly experts in their fields [well, from […]

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GameHorizon feedback #gh09

July 9, 2009

My impressions I thought I should write up my thoughts re my recent attendence at GameHorizon: It seems pretty clear that the Computer Games industry is a major success story Apparently making more money than film & music [although all I can find on Google are rather dodgy get-rich-quick schemes which refer to this…!] What […]

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Bigging up Cloud Camp / Seminar, & ‘Wii are the Champions’

July 7, 2009

In wanting to help Ross Cooney plug these events, I thought I’d re-produce his e-mail of today: “I am working with the organisers of a few IT related events based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne  on the 29th July and was thinking that you might be interested in attending some or all of these events: CloudSeminar CloudCamp Wii […]

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