Category Archives: Puffles

My first digital video commission – and employers overlooking digital skills young people have

Summary It may only be a ‘micro-commission’, but for me it’s a giant leap on all things digital media. But are employers missing out on the skills that today’s school leavers have developed growing up in this internet age? If … Continue reading

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Uniting East Cambridge – with a lake or three

Summary How a former quarry and current ‘problem area’ could be turned into something for the community in a part of town not brilliantly served with things for people to do  The website for the Cambridge Lakes Project is here. … Continue reading

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My new Twitter account

Summary A new account for a maturing social media age I’m running with @ACarpenDigital, which will be conversational and very much ‘Me’ – with @Puffles2010 evolving into a news aggregator. This is part of a long term project Ceri Jones and … Continue reading

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Giving Puffles a long rest as new social media projects take off

Summary As Ceri Jones and I prepare to teach a new series of evening classes about social media for social action for Cambridgeshire County Council, it’s time for the next stage of both of our social media journeys. My new … Continue reading

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Repairing our democracy with a little digital help

Summary Some thoughts from a gathering of the revived Democracy Club of 2010 -> with 2015 in mind They are tweeting at @Democlub, are on Facebook here and have a website here. I’ve blogged a lot about democracy (see here for … Continue reading

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Cambridge Regional College Students question Cambridgeshire councillors

Summary The view from the director’s box as further education students at Cambridge Regional College give local politicians a television media masterclass – and comprehensively myth-bust the stereotype that media is an ‘easy’ subject. The whole show is below: First … Continue reading

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Going beyond ‘simple’ social media

Summary Branching out into more complex digital media – with some thoughts for how my main Cambridge-based project will evolve Some of you will be aware that I started a 10 week digital film evening class recently. With good reason: … Continue reading

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Puffles4Cambridge – an evaluation (1st draft)

Summary The full first draft is a good 6,000+ words but is by no means the completed version. Hence why your comments are much appreciated Click here —>>> 140530 Evaluation of campaign AC v1 to open the PDF document for the big … Continue reading

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Confrontation in an age of anxiety

Summary  Because standing for election can be a frightening undertaking This post follows on from one I wrote almost two-and-a-half years ago – Cowardice vs courage. Re-reading it now, it seems to be standing the test of time. In particular … Continue reading

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Green Party complains to BBC over media bias

Summary Party politics aside, the BBC needs to make its systems and processes much more transparent when it comes to booking interviewees and on how it decides which stories to cover Some of you may have seen the petition (see … Continue reading

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