Thanks for stopping by. I write and present about the web: what it means to be a part of it, where it might go next, and how technology could make our lives better if we could only make it less visible.

Introducing Mobile Museum

September 6, 2011


I’m ramping up to launch a sister site to this one. It’s called Mobile Museum and will be a series of semi-structured written interviews with people who have developed, authored or project-managed mobile solutions. Some of these people will be museum people, others won’t… If you’re interested you can find out more over on where there’s […]

Posted in: mobile, museum

WordPress culture hackday, anyone?

August 18, 2011


A long and interesting thread on the MCG list prompted a thought – how about a WordPress hack-and-knowledge-sharing-kinda-day for culture? We could talk about stuff like: best approaches and favourite plugins ways to hook into existing systems like Omeka building some simple plugins to interface with CH open data building some simple plugins to interface […]

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QR isn’t an end, it’s a means

August 11, 2011


QR seems to have taken on a bit of a life of its own over the past few weeks. Not only have I seen far more of the codes in the wild, but there seems to be many more people writing about it, many more news articles – and also (which is nice) – lots […]

Posted in: metrics, mobile, museum

What to do about Facebook?

June 10, 2011


Ah, Facebook. On the one hand: …this is the single most dynamic, engaged and engaging platform for user generated content that there has ever been. 500 million people, converging on a single web application. Wait, read that again – 500 MILLION people. That’s a noticeable chunk of the entire global population. That’s a totally, utterly […]

Going freelance

June 6, 2011


I’m delighted and terrified (in pretty much equal measures) to announce that at the end of June 2011 I’ll be leaving my current employer Eduserv, and heading out into the wilderness of the freelancer. As with any move, I’ll be very sad to leave the fine people I’ve been working so closely with but I’m […]

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What if Twitter goes rogue?

May 25, 2011


Since the dawn of Twitter, the big question about the micro-blogging service has always been “but how will they make money?”. To date, Twitter have taken a now-very-typical approach to this: rely on funding to grow a massive, engaged and dynamic community without worrying about the money, and then once the community is in place, […]

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Writing a book

March 29, 2011


As you might have noticed, things have been kind of quiet around here on the Electronic Museum blog. Two big things have been occupying me recently and form the basis for my non-blogging excuse. One: I just co-organised a ridiculously exciting mobile conference in Bath called The Big M. I won’t talk about this more […]

Posted in: book, content, museum