tag:blog.mled.me,2013:/posts blog.mled.me 2013-10-08T16:10:31Z tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230150 2011-04-05T14:44:00Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z Dear readers

I recently noticed that even though this blog has been put to bed, and I clearly state in the sidebar that I no longer make use of this subdomain, there are still people visiting to read posts and some people are even subscribing.

Thank you! But I now use Tumblr. Visit mled.me

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230157 2010-02-26T17:29:08Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z Today I went to work in pyjamas, dressing gown, and slippers

It was mufti day at work, I decided to wear something I'd be comfortable in...

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230169 2010-02-18T16:47:14Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z g-speak from oblong industries, inc.

This certainly beats an interactive white board!

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230184 2010-02-16T22:09:28Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z @twimmitter Give these two a try

Fill in those fields.

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230211 2010-02-07T16:33:25Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z Just playing around with post.ly. I like the design - very clean, very... dark.

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230228 2010-01-14T14:38:00Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z Hello from #BETT

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230242 2010-01-06T13:28:21Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z Something about snow turns my 10 year old dog into a puppy

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230248 2010-01-05T00:08:59Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z 5 Social media predictions for 2010
I'm back from my wonderful Christmas/New Year holidays, feeling rested... and ill. Shame.

I caught up on some blog posts and came to form five ideas, all of which I decided I'd like to see happen over the course of the next year. Or two.

1. Companies quit making viral TV ads (think flash mobs dancing in railway stations) and instead make a few people smile with YouTube highlights of their brand mentions. Imagine the work of companies like 1000heads, who run projects like 3mobilebuzz, scaled to a level where the consumer's voice appears in the ridiculously expensive 15 second TV commercial.

2. Online publishing sees the emphasis shift heavily to curation and conversation, much less full length blogging - beaten out by TL;DR trolls.

On a slightly unrelated note, ideally I'd like to see the death of the cross-posting culture as people choose a platform and stick to what it was built for. Anyway, there are two platforms I love for conversation and curation of great content - Posterous and Tumblr. Posterous is for adding content to other online locations, getting your message into the conversation as quickly as possible. Tumblr is for curation as a conversation on that platform and out into Twitter. There are strong yet subtle differences between the two platforms. Hopefully they'll start to innovate features and functionality that illustrate the differences I see between the platforms already.

3. Twitter hashtags, Wordpress/Tumblr/Posterous/Flickr/Delicious/etc post tags, keywords, and other metadata are combined by a bright startup and become a new way to filter data. 

I get excited by startups like UberVu, who I met last year at SparkPR's birthday party, and the idea of tracking conversation across platforms. OneRiot and the latest real-time offensive from Google will help the search effort greatly, but I'd like to be able to use what I find right there and then to participate in the conversation and not just track it. I think the JournoTwit tag cloud feature became a fixation of mine (and definitely of Spode) in 2009, just because it IS the simplest way to look at/through a stream of information (your Twitter feed) and discern what conversations are happening there. Someone should do more to marry keywords and actual hashtags.

4. Twitter API becomes an open standard.

When I first saw Dave Winer's post about the Twitter API potentially becoming the next RSS or other such open standard, I was struck by how awesome it would be if this could actually take place. So far, Wordpress, Tumblr and Twitter have all taken up this style of API. I'm not certain that Posterous could follow - this service has been built from the ground-up to be similar to TwitPic.
 

5. Twitter lists plus LinkedIn Company Directories equals transparent HRM. 

Companies will require job candidates to enter their online credentials / brand, if they haven't already. I guess I'm just frustrated. I completed my Masters in 2009, and so far the only module I've seen take a seat at the social media table has been Marketing. Social media = transparency. So why isn't there a greater focus on pushing ideas from services like StockTwits to include all types of useful company and market data. Let's see all of business benefit from the warm fuzzy glow of sharing everything. I was taught by the elders in academia that one of the keys to success (theoretically) was to hide away your best secrets, but all my own personal experimentation with building businesses produced results which showed openness and sharing of my experiences to be one heck of a catalyst.
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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230264 2009-12-19T11:35:35Z 2013-10-08T16:10:29Z That was a great evening

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230279 2009-12-19T01:32:43Z 2013-10-08T16:10:29Z @spode There's some cucumber left for you

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230297 2009-12-18T17:53:21Z 2013-10-08T16:10:29Z Christmas present from @spode means the dog can participate in the next #movember #awesome

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230315 2009-12-08T07:57:06Z 2013-10-08T16:10:29Z Freedom! 1) reattach handle. 2) tug like fury.

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230328 2009-12-07T20:27:00Z 2013-10-08T16:10:30Z My Masters grade - I finally have something in writing!

While back I tweeted the good news that I'd got my dissertation grade. Well today this letter arrived:

Dear Dan,

Programme: International Business Management MSc FT

I am pleased to advise you that at a recent Postgraduate Board of Examiners, held on 11 November 2009, a recommendation was made for you to be awarded an MSc International Business Management with Merit.

This recommendation does, of course, have to be ratified by the Senate Progression And Conferment Executive (SPACE). Following this you will receive formal notification from the University Registry.

May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your academic achievement and wish you well for the future.

Yours sincerely...


Woo! I wonder when the Registry will get back to me...

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230345 2009-12-05T13:21:19Z 2013-10-08T16:10:30Z Putting up the Christmas lights

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230357 2009-12-03T10:57:58Z 2013-10-08T16:10:30Z @ruthie_d0 Stuck a star to every machine at work. Definitely feeling festive!

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230371 2009-12-03T08:26:30Z 2013-10-08T16:10:30Z First task of the morning- set this up.

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230385 2009-11-29T14:06:24Z 2013-10-08T16:10:31Z You have GOT to be kidding- "Geek Power" the ultimate battle card game

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230388 2009-11-09T12:16:19Z 2013-10-08T16:10:31Z I could have installed and be working with Ubuntu 9.10 in the time first boot of Vista home premium has taken

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230392 2009-11-08T23:46:58Z 2013-10-08T16:10:31Z @yallamas Here's Baxter in an extremely deep sleep, @spode couldn't wake him This kitten's awesome.

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230403 2009-11-07T16:22:00Z 2013-10-08T16:10:31Z Uh oh. 10 mins of Skype Video calling to Baxter (@spode's kitten) and I want a cat

I took these screenshots of Baxter, Spode's new kitten, from a Skype Video call.

Baxter seems to enjoy being in front of the desktop PCs dual screens on an old tshirt, watching Spode's fingers type.

Very cool.

I want a cat.

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230149 2009-11-05T20:45:39Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z I'm no gardener, but I actually managed to grow apples. Proud moment.

Yes! Incredibly, I planted the tree you see behind me in this photo and it actually produced two apples this year.

I was 6 years old and saw an episode of Blue Peter about planting trees. I decided to pot the next apple seed I found indoors, and surprised my family when it grew six inches seemingly overnight. From there it moved to the garden, and despite being re-located three times it has managed to grow to just over 9 feet tall. This year is the first that I've seen it give me... I'm really not an expert but I think they're Braeburn apples.

Definitely won't be joining a gardening club, watching Alan Titchmarsh or spending time AFK to sit with my tree any time soon. But it's cool to sit in the warm and know that outside my window is something I planted and it actually did more than just survive. Kudos mother nature.]]>
tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230153 2009-11-04T21:51:54Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z Nice hair @cyberdees! #3ukspotifyparty

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230156 2009-11-04T20:53:13Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z Rocking the moustache at #3ukspotifyparty - it's @marcflores!

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230172 2009-11-04T20:18:09Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z Hoping to create some kind of feedback loop by tweeting a pic of #3ukspotifyparty projection.

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230186 2009-10-25T14:03:30Z 2013-10-08T16:10:27Z I can SEE you. Just...

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230203 2009-10-11T16:32:17Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z Weekend in Bristol with @spode Just got back from an epic weekend away in Bristol. Spode and I got a few features planned for JournoTwit and implemented language translation on a per-tweet basis using Google's lovely API. Here are a couple of photos and videos from playing crazy golf this afternoon. Even though Spode made a spectacular hole-in-one, I won!

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230223 2009-10-10T15:00:19Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z We're in a pub in Bristol, watching the rugby... except @spode is actually fixing bugs in JournoTwit

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230239 2009-10-09T18:06:28Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z Many thanks to @nickhalstead for this awesome @tweetmeme tshirt! I had a quick chat with @nickhalstead from Tweetmeme last night at #media140. I'm really hopeful that we can use Tweetmeme's API for JournoTwit soon.

Nick gave me this awesome 404 tshirt - thanks very much!

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230243 2009-10-09T07:39:53Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z Dream big

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tag:blog.mled.me,2013:Post/230256 2009-10-08T09:37:35Z 2013-10-08T16:10:28Z Tweetmeme Upgrading?

I wonder what newness is coming...

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