Monthly Archives: June 2012

A quick overview of IFTTT

Peter Olding writes about a potentially very useful tool to shares things across different channels automatically. The acronym IFTTT comes from ‘IF This Then That’ (simple, logical). A quick overview of IFTTT by Peter Olding.

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Three essential marketing questions to ask

Janet Harkin’s Week 26 contribution of #WeeklyBlogClub provides useful advice on how to plan your marketing campaigns. She reduces core strategy to just 3 questions. Three essential marketing questions to ask by Janet Harkin.

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Posted in communicating, media, setting goals, social media, working practices

Social Media – I don’t get it

Andy Wilson’s first contribution to Weekly Blog Club is a very interesting and thought-provoking read about the different attitudes towards the use of social media within the police force. Social Media – I don’t get it by Andy Wilson aka

Posted in communicating, digital technology, emergency planning, police, public relations, public sector, social media, working practices

Our people, our places

Ross Wigham writes about a weekend festival that Northumberland County Council worked with major tourist attractions to provide for residents of Northumberland, and how the part that social media played. This is a really interesting post for those involved in

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Posted in communicating, communities, cultural heritage, culture, media, public relations, social media, special events, tourism

Child of the Space Age

This Week 26 post muses on the influence of world events and a lifelong interest in technology – and David Bowie. It is illustrated with NASA pictures of astronauts, moons, Earth and other planets. Child of the Space Age by Janet E

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A lovely, poignant poem is Kate Bentham’s Week 26 contribution to Weekly Blog Club. Missed by Kate Bentham.

Posted in communicating, friendship, humanity, poetry, social media

#CoSM12 – First of its kind social media for Cornwall

Matt Bond writes about the first Cornwall [Public Sector] Social Media [Conference] – #CoSM12 – that is happening today (Thursday 28th June 2012), initiated by Sergeant Gary Watts of Falmouth Police. Matt and his colleague Jason Williams are presenting a

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Posted in communicating, communities, digital technology, emergency planning, emergency services, fire service, health, local government, media, police, public sector, special events

Reflections on events

A really useful and thought-provoking post by Mark Braggins with lots of suggestions on how to make unconferences work even better, based on his experiences of attending various events recently. He makes some good suggestions on including remote attenders, and

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Attention Wonks: No Views Here

This is a post in which Irena Souroup mentions, but does not give her view on, the latest Michael Gove plan to return to getting rid of GCSEs and dividing the population by basic level educational qualifications again. Attention Wonks:

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Creating link resources using Delicious stacks

For her Week 26 Weekly Blog Club post, Louise Brown writes about a useful way of using Delicious to collate and share links with others. Many could find this a useful resource. Creating link resources using Delicious stacks by Louise Brown.

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