When you move house and send your change of address cards out, you probably only put your new address on the cards and not your old one. And if people want to send you a “Happy New Home” card they’ll need to copy down your new address on to an envelope. But when people change […]
I 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 […]
Don’t be put off by the name! If you’re interested in anything vaguely related to technology there’s something to listen to here. I finally started catching up with some of my blog, news and podcast subscriptions recently and that coincided well with the arrival of my Nokia N95. Some podcast stuff I’ve been listening to […]
A 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 […]
I get asked regularly – particularly by colleagues in the intranet/enterprise portal management world – how many people use the discussion forum, wikis and blogs which live on Gateway, the BBC’s intranet, which I manage. Below are some snapshot numbers I pulled together in May. To give some context, the monthly reach for Gateway is […]
Every now and then I read something that seems to coincide with my life so perfectly I imagine there must be an Amélie-like character who has placed it in my path. This is certainly true of John Maeda’s book The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life). Maeda is a world-renowned graphic designer, visual […]
Just read this brilliant and incredibly timely (for me anyway!) post from the always passionate Kathy Sierra. To avoid the Zone of Mediocrity, you must suspend disbelief. You must be willing and able to turn off (temporarily) The Voice inside that says, “We’ll never get away with this. People will hate it.” That doesn’t necessarily […]
The BBC is currently advertising for an “On-Demand Scheduler” (n.b. this link will self-destruct on 15th August) The idea of scheduling on-demand content struck me as oddly amusing.
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And it’s superb. You can add events really quickly – it understands things like “Mum here at 6 today”. And sharing events and calendars is intuitive too.