Anne Shelton, 1928-1994

Reading time: 1 minute142 Court Lane, East Dulwich Anne Shelton 1928-1994 Popular singer and the World War II “Forces’ Favourite” lived here Voted by the People This blue plaque was unveiled on 6 October 2008. Further info on the DulwichOnView website.

Facebook as intranet – healthy hype

Reading time: 1 minuteBill Ives at FastForward blog writes about how the software company Serena has adopted Facebook as its corporate intranet. They’re using it to take their 800 global employees through a big change programme. They’ve created a few custom apps that staff can use in their private network on Facebook. Apparently it’s boosted staff morale. This […]

Oxford Internet Survey 2007

Reading time: 1 minuteI went to the launch of the Oxford Internet Survey last week at the House of Commons and haven’t had a chance to write it up. Thankfully BBC News has picked up on the main points on its website. A couple of things really stood out for me… 5% of people in the UK who […]

Linkbook and FacedIn

Reading time: 1 minuteA friend recently told me they hadn’t used LinkedIn since discovering Facebook, which I found interesting. I think they are very different animals, each with their own set of services – a few of which overlap. Not all my “connections” on LinkedIn are “friends” on Facebook and vice versa. It makes a good Venn diagram […]

www.myspace.com/happyhumanists

Reading time: 1 minuteA myspace page for the British Humanist Association Happy Humans is the Myspace page for The British Humanist Association (BHA). The name springs from our logo, which is a funkier version of the international logo – some people say it is dancing or exercising but you can make your own mind up about that! We […]

Happy Birthday Alan Johnston

Reading time: 1 minuteBBC correspondent Alan Johnston disappeared on his way home from his Gaza City office on 12 March. He is feared kidnapped in the lawless territory, where he is thought to have been the only international correspondent still working. Intensive efforts have been made to secure his release.

What’s in a name?

Reading time: 1 minuteA gem from the East Dulwich Forum… A friend once met an American called Randy who complained about “you Brits always sniggering at my name”, stifling his own giggles my friend politely reassured him though it had certain connotations in the UK, Randy was a fine name and that not all British people were that […]

Great to be a Dane

Reading time: 1 minuteAdrian White from the University of Leicester in the UK used the responses of 80,000 people worldwide to map out subjective wellbeing. Denmark came top, followed closely by Switzerland and Austria. The UK ranked 41st. Zimbabwe and Burundi came bottom. A nation’s level of happiness was most closely associated with health levels. Wealth and education […]

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