Google Flu, Big Data and The Woozle Effect

I’ve been worrying about Big Data recently. Worried mainly because I don’t really understand what it’s all about. Worried, and fearful, that I’ve been left behind as one of the ignorant (and exploitable) herd, while the ‘Big Data Hipsters’ head off into the distance, on their fixed gear bicycles. My anxiety started with Google Flu, […]

Six Oi Conference Learning Points – all in a 6min podcast!

This week saw the fantastic Online Influence, ‘Oi!’ Conference roll into Cardiff, beautifully squeezed in-between Rhianna and John Bon Jovi (concerts). A fairly standard Cardiff week. You can read about the fantastic speakers; Phillipa Davies (@mindhiver), Ian Cleary (@IanCleary) and Mark Schaefer (@markwschaefer) on the Oi Conference site. I’d also recommend looking at this review of […]

Ted Robbins, Textiles and 78rpms. My week of social media.

This week I ended up on BBC Radio Lancashire talking about textiles, Lancashire Folk and an old 78rpm record. I have absolutely no connection with Lancashire and the textile industry (as far as I know) so this was a bit of a surprise. The only link was a 1950’s 78rpm record called ‘Lancashire Speaks’  which […]