My private obsession: data visualisations.
I was lucky to catch William Gibson speak in London in October 2010.
He talked about his new book ‘Zero History’ and about writing science fiction and writing in general. William is my favourite source of quotes when teaching. “The future is here, its just not evenly distributed” being one of my favourites when I teach social media. And of course he invented the term ‘cyberspace‘. Continue reading
Here’s an introduction to SEO and social media, sometimes known as Web 2.0.
But recently the tool looks like becoming useful for web writers. Until early May the only way to find out what people were ‘tweeting’ about was to go to Monitter or Twitter search. Now you can see instantly what the most frequently used words are right now, just by going to your own Twitter home page. Continue reading
So what’s all the fuss about Twitter?
Well Google is in the early stages of a dance with Twitter’s owners. Looks like they may buy Twitter. There are about 60,000 tweets (single messages) sent every hour. Stephen Fry, The Guardian and the UK Government use it to send updates.
When organising a conference, agree a tag that can be used when delegates categorise their blog posts, slides, photos and videos. Then people will be able to easily find the related information later using tag searching sites such as Technorati. Continue reading