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#DigitalAngus – Citizen Journalism and the Commonwealth Games


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


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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Leaving the Sentinel: 5 things I have learned about faciliatating community-led media


Having spoken at a few conferences recently about the impact of social media and community-led media in terms of community engagement, I have been meaning to write this post for a while – especially as I’ve been talking specifically about method and approach to developing community based media outfit – and – several people have been in touch about how…

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Presentation: CILIPS 2013 Annual Conference: Social Media for Community Engagement


After their annual gathering in October 2012, I was invited to return and speak to delegates at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPS) Annual Conference in Dundee on the 3rd and 4th of June. I’ve had a good working relationship with CILIPS over the last year, working closely (and enjoying cakes.. whilst plotting hard of course)…

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The Pandora’s Box of Social Media and Community Media Practice


Introduction This is a blog post of two parts and two projects. This will be my way of working things out (at least for a while) as I embark on a career of being self-employed as a researcher and a practitioner (whatever that means, somebody who does stuff?). I hope that through describing and reflecting on my week I will…

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On being in London, “doing the ‘lympics” and putting the brakes on.


The last time I wrote one of these blog posts was back at the end of January 2010, several days before I was due to head out – on my own – to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. I remember at the time feeling a whole wave of different emotions; excitement as it was my first long distance flight, my…

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