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Liveblogging : Hello World Part 1

Friday, October 24th, 2008

11:47 : I am at Hello World at the digital convergence live debate . Come and say hi, I look like this.

11:49 :  Apparently there are big questions about digital media and business. 

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dConstruct 2008 – Designing the Social Web

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Last week I headed on down to Brighton and the dConstruct web conference. A great event full of user-experience insight, old friends and expensive beer.

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Liveblogging : Exploiting the Potential of Blogs and Social Networks Part II

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Again, very stream of consciousness. Apologies for typos and lack of coherent grammar.

Dr Stuart D Lee, Oxford University. Facebook for IT staff gathering. Gartner as the Bible… Disruptive technology. Interact where we have to as “advisors and guardians of IT”. Competitive, if it’s free, why are we paying internally? Burden on services. 1/7th of email from Facebook. Changing user expectations. Question of “Why are we paying IT?” Thema (master students usage survey). Possession of networks issues “Facebook and IM, it’s our network”. Use existing rules. Rate my professor. If you bring up issues, students are generally fine about it. Interesting problem: people using university id and password for 3rd party apps, high security risk. “Snooping on students” with facebook, fines, education on privacy in public way. The social/formal clash. Corporate identity with Web 2 issues, second life “waste of money”, misinformation, “who gave you the right to…” Who is accountable? Explore provision. Use the tools! Good point, if you don’t use them, how can you know how to manage them?

David Harrison, University of Cardiff. Disclaimer-tastic! User-centric vs organisation-centric, transcending boundaries. Users who want new things vs central services who want to control/support/secure. Primacy of the Acceptable Use Policy… Learning to relinquish sole responsibility. Practising safe IT, advice on usage. Safe IT event at student’s union. Identity control, lack of training in how to behave. IBM guidelines for blogging and so on. Roo Reynolds. Realms, a good breakdown of types and approaches to using blogs: Personal (but not corporate). Personal or group (work related). Group internet Presence (external collaboration in independent space). People are good at adapting to situation. Be supportive, not preventative. If you get in the way, you lose employees. Embracing work-life balance.