Monthly Archives: November 2011

One for PufflesWatchers

…or rather one for watchers of Puffles’ Bestest Buddy – me. Help! Basically I’ve come to a juddering halt in the run-up to Christmas in terms of doing useful stuff using digital and social media. The big problem at the … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge, Fluffy topics, Social media | 4 Comments

Political and corporate internships

I wonder how many school and college leavers are aware of the taxpayer-funded site W4MPJobs. I wonder how many school and college leavers could afford to do any of the unpaid “internships” that are advertised on that site. I’ll declare … Continue reading

Posted in Business economics and finance, Employment and job hunting, Public administration & policy | 6 Comments

A “national civilian service”

“Oi! Wuffles! Why are you backing conscription to allow neo-cons to send the children of poor people off to fight the oppressive wars of the capitalist imperialists??!?!” I’m not. The principle of a fully funded and paid for ‘citizenship service’ … Continue reading

Posted in Education, training and exams, Party politics | 4 Comments

When will Twitter start impacting on elections?

This was a question put to me by one of my local councillors, Cllr Ian Manning of Cambridgeshire County Council in the comments section of my Cambridge Twitter List blogpost. The short answer is: “I don’t know”. (Not being a politician means I … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge, Party politics, Public administration & policy, Social media | 5 Comments

Buy nothing day

Today is Buy Nothing Day. So here’s a song by one of my favourite groups, The GO! Team, called Buy Nothing Day. Because like many of you, I can’t afford a consumerist Christmas. And neither can our planet.

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Puffles’ Twitter Lists – Cambridge

This post brings together a number of people listed in a few previous blogposts to try and get a list of Cambridge tweeple (people who use Twitter) that I interact with via Puffles into one place. This isn’t a ‘definitive’ … Continue reading

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Open data for transport infrastructure planning?

The most popular link that readers of this blog have clicked through to is of the map of England’s old railway network prior to the Beeching Axe. It differentiates between the now disused routes and the current routes, though it … Continue reading

Posted in Business economics and finance, Housing and transport, Public administration & policy | 3 Comments

The curse of debt

…because for many of us, it is a curse. It’s a blight for those on low incomes who are targeted by loan sharks – something Stella Creasy has campaigned on for quite some time. One of the reasons I chose … Continue reading

Posted in Business economics and finance, Employment and job hunting, Mental health | 5 Comments

Puffles’ Twitter Lists – On Life’s Path (A big **Thank You**)

I’ve called this one “On Life’s Path” because these tweeple are those who I’ve met/got to know primarily as a result of Twitter and social media. It’s been one that I’ve been meaning to write for quite some time because … Continue reading

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The sale of Northern Rock

The Northern Rock crisis was something that is seen as the first event that kicked off the financial crisis that seems to have gone on for far longer than previous ones. I’m not going to pretend to be a banking … Continue reading

Posted in Business economics and finance | 8 Comments