Category Archives: Puffles

“The minister will see you now, Puffles”

Summary Equalities minister Jo Swinson MP comes to Cambridge – waking up the city’s resident dragon fairy in the process. This plus some thoughts on how to make community reporting help pay my bills! Told you! She also had this … Continue reading

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There’s more to unlocking democracy than campaigning alone

Summary Sometimes it takes someone to turn up to events and report from and/or film them. Here are the results: Result in the Queen Edith's by-election: Ahammed (Lab) 790 Bower (Con) 614 Chalfen (Green) 222 Sanders (LD) 933. Viki Sanders duly elected. — CambridgeCityCouncil (@camcitco) … Continue reading

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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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