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#BeGoodBeSocial: Lessons from the #IceBucketChallenge (video)


Last week I helped Ross and Sara at the BeGoodBeSocial popup talk at the Young Scot offices in Edinburgh with Iain McWhirter from MND Scotland who was reflecting on the lessons learned from #icebucketchallenge campaign. I cut together the edit of the talk above – that explores what happens when all of a sudden your charity or organisation begins to…

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So how was your summer?


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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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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Project: Introducing #DigitalBurns, Robert Burns vs Social Media & Event Amplification


I was working with John Popham on the “Our Digital Planet” project when it visited Glasgow last October when we got chatting about the potential for exploring the potential for digital Robert Burns night. You see, it is a little known fact that I’m originally from a small costal town in the south west of Scotland that happens to share…

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