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So how was your summer?

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Sorry, long time no blog. Mainly because my full time over the last 12 months has involved so much blogging in project spaces, blogging in other people’s project spaces and teaching other people to blog in their own spaces that my own blog has taken the hit when it comes to writing down my own thoughts about things and the…

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My Commonwealth Games with @citizen2014

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As part of my role as the project coordinator for Digital Commonwealth, I helped coordinate a team of citizen reporters from a variety of different organisations (who share the ethos of our project) to capture, train and report on the alternative stories from the fringes of the Glasgow 2014.

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What I need to write about during February 2014

This is my second post of 2014 that checks in with my writing goals and sets some new ones for the month. As I’m working full time at the moment, it can be quite difficult to be disciplined with my own writing, as especially (I hope!) to have some good news in terms of where restarting my PhD is concerned,…

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#DigitalAngus – Citizen Journalism and the Commonwealth Games

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Last Saturday, I awoke at a time where most of Glasgow was going to sleep (5am!) to catch the first train to Dundee to meet my lift to Forfar for the Digital Angus conference being organised by Third Sector Lab and Angus Council around the themes of social media for community engagement. As Angus was one of our areas where…

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Conference, Researching Social Media (Keynote): Curating a Digital Commonwealth

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As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, this one-day conference on Researching Social Media was aimed at policy makers, the business community, third sector and academic researchers and paid specific attention to methods and analytical approaches. The conference was held on Monday 4 November 2013 at The Workstation in Sheffield and hosted by the University of Sheffield. The conference included a keynote…

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Community Media Cafes

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Join the Community Media Cafe revolution! (via Are you part of a project gearing up to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth games event in a fun and inspiring way? Yes? Then we have a fabulous opportunity not to be missed! Right now you can get involved in a series of free Lottery funded community media cafes which will help you get…

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