The Second Anniversary of the UK Web Focus Blog

The UK Web Focus blog was launched on 1st November 2006. Two years later I felt it would be worth keeping a note of some of the statistics for the blog. There have been over  115,013 visits by 31st October 2008 and 1,971 comments on the 454 posts. The numbers of...

No, You Don’t Need to Blog, Tweet, …

I’ve discussed potential benefits of a variety of Web 2.0 services including blogs, wikis, Twitter, use of audio and video, etc. over the past two years on this blog.  But it strikes me that a reason we can encounter resistance to use of new technologies is that...

No Risk…. No Innovation…

A job advertisement for ICT Programme Managers in JISC begins with the phrase: No risk…. no innovation… The advert goes on to say: To innovate, you have to take risks… well managed ones. By undertaking innovation programmes with universities and...

Getting Twitter

I think Twitter has been the first application I’ve come across where people talk about ‘not getting it’. Such comments don’t reflect a lack of understanding of how the software works or how to use the software but what purpose it services and...

Who Is Suffering In The Economic Downturn?

At the end of the first day of the Bridging Worlds 2008 conference the speakers took part in a panel session during which the audience could ask questions related to the day’s series of talks. The question I asked was whether the upbeat nature of all of the...