What I’m up to tomorrow: Scotweb2

Our second Scotweb2 event takes place tomorrow in Edinburgh. In case you’ve never seen me write about it before, Scotweb2 is a project that I help on to do with web 2.0 initiatives in Scotland. Tomorrow is our second event. Check out the Scotweb2 in the morning to see how it is progressing.

The Public Petitions Committee fails to get social media

I saw this story on Scotsman.com today about the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee attempting to reach out by using social media. Of course, I am all for the correct use of social media as a sensible and low-cost way for any organisation to communicate with the public and to allow people to get in […]

Scotweb2 two

For those interested in web 2.0 in Scotland, there will be a second Scotweb2 event this June. Among those attending: digital content marketing firm w00tonomy, Alistair Tibbett from Greener Leith, Iain Henderson from Mydex, Pezholio, Jadu and Learning Pool. The event will take place on 19 June at the Melting Pot on Rose Street in […]

Social ladder

One of the problems with social networking sites is that not everyone is on the same one. Thankfully I don’t find myself having to login to MySpace any more. But I would drop Bebo at a moment’s notice if I could get away with it. Unfortunately, a lot of my friends — particularly those from […]

A new blog for Scotweb2

As you may know, one of the many plates I am currently spinning is my involvement in Scotweb2. Alex Stobart wanted Scotweb2 to have a blog, and he asked me to build it. Here it is. It has a gradient and everything. There is not much there for the time being. But over time it […]

Happenings at Scotweb2

I said that I had hoped to tweet a bit from Scotweb2. I am terrible at multitasking though so I only managed a miserly two, hurriedly posted during lunch. So instead I will write a report of what went on. First off there was a great talk by James Munro who works on an interesting […]

A reminder: Scotweb2

The Scotweb2 event is tomorrow at Edinburgh University’s Holyrood Campus. I think all of the tickets have been hoovered up now. But if any readers of this blog are going along, let me know and we can have a chat. Here is the agenda: 0930 Registration 1000 Introduction – Alex Stobart 1015 Presentations by Simon […]

Interesting event about web technologies: ScotWeb2

I’ve recently been doing little bits and pieces helping out with the organisation of a very interesting event called ScotWeb2. It will take place on 31 October from 1000 to 1600 at the Holyrood Campus of Edinburgh University. It will be an informal barcamp / unconference-style event. It’s being organised by Alex Stobart who works […]

Who Scotland? (part two)

I would normally reserve a link like this to the linklog, but this one gives me the chance to say, “Told you so, neeeh!” Richard Thomson says: You Scotland — RIP? A couple of weeks ago, a video appeared on YouTube featuring Tommy Sheppard, former Labour apparatchik and owner of ‘The Stand’ comedy clubs. The […]