Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries from February 2009

Visualising social networks: Twittering Cory Doctorow’s talk

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments

When Cory Doctorow talked at the Open University today, the audience in the room was supplemented by a more widespread group who were watching the live webcast. Throughout his talk, the extended audience was discussing, reacting to, reporting and referencing what was said. By the end of the session, Cory was responding to a question […]

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Tags: Collaboration · Social Networking · twitter · Uncategorized

Geocaching with the iPhone

February 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Nice little app, if rather expensive for an iTunes app at £5.99. First pages is a little disclaimer screen – be advised that Geocaching can be dangerous. Shame that this is displayed each time you start the app. I think it’s there whilst the device searches for the satellites, but can’t be sure. Personally I […]

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Tags: by Gill · Geocaching · GPS

Researcher 2.0

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Maybe it was my mistake. I expected a workshop but instead listened to five presentations between 10am and lunch, and a further four in the afternoon. All were good stuff, but it felt like a heavy load when what I was anticipating was a session in which the participants would exchange and brainstorm about how […]

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Tags: by Gill · Cloudworks · Elluminate · twitter