Friday, 4 September 2015

The Mike Downes Instagram Page

4 sep 2015 update - I rarely use Instagram, but when I do it's to say something like this: Instagram no longer a Square: new Photo Aspect Ratios 

If you're reading this, chances are you arrived here from my Instagram account - the only allowed URL from my profile.

And no surprises - instagram is an used used and lesser service for me.

I've made this page to help make sense of the beauty and makeup artists I follow at Instagram.

In particular on how some Instagram users are found on other platforms like YouTube and Twitter.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Theories on Live Video and Chat - Private Public with Appear.in Blab.im

This post builds on two recent posts: Social Video using webRTC and Blab.im live video and chat for the Police.

Blab.im have declared they will do Public not Private where Appear.in have said they do Private not Public - this could easily be a match made in heaven (heaven of course being the cloud).

Before we get ahead of ourselves, to run webRTC video you'll need a mobile phone/tablet, preferably with a quad core processor (my moto g first gen does just fine) or a newish desktop machine (my old win7 duo core was just too old, where my new quad core laptop is just effortless).

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Blab.im live video & chat for Police, Fire and Law Enforcement

screen shot from the live session
Blab.im is a new live video chat service logged in via Twitter. It's very easy to use and requires virtually no setup.

Edit 25 Aug 12 noon - last night saw a panel discussion lead by Kerry Blakaman with Lauri Stevens as Talking Police/Law Enforcement Social Media @lawscomm (link opens in a new window 47 mins).

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Social Video using webRTC and what's Google got to do with it?

read this slide then read it again .. thank you
Gossip Myth Science Engineering - I wonder how long I can get through this post without sending people to uncontrollable sleep?

So I joined blab.im eleven days ago and there were two types of people in there - those jumping happy periscopers who were broadcasting alone and have now found face to face video friends and the noisy bunch of google hangout bashers.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The Metropolitan and City Police Live Event Page

There are eighty police posts on this blog since Jan 2011 (search label police).

Most of the posts are about how the Police use Social Media to engage with the community they serve. And as public safety, policing and time never stop - a new and exciting opportunity with Policing London has emerged.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Lucy Rose Music Story Sphere

From the moment I saw the Lucy Rose - I Tried video, I knew it could make a useful Story Sphere.

edit, jump to see finished Story Sphere at:
www.storyspheres.com/scene/xf6MqbS3

If you watch closely, you will see the shadow of the lamp post change over time - our reckoning about four hours?

Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Story Sphere Resource Page

It's no secret I'm a fan of the #photosphere, so when I hear Grumpy Sailor teamed up with Google Creative again - a dream come true.

On this page, you'll find some resources to get you started to view your first Story Sphere and understand what goes into the Making too.

To make it simple, I've created a google collection which includes all the information from +Grumpy Sailor Creative and Google's +Tom Uglow.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Google on Twitter 50 Official Accounts Examined

image credits at base of post
In the beginning there was Google and soon after Google on Twitter. And if you believe that you may believe anything.

In reality, we Google founded 4 Sept 1998, Twitter launched 15 July 2006 and @google on twitter created 10 Feb 2009.

The kind people at google have an official google twitter directory - we have 162 official accounts (and a few missing ones like @googleplus, @googlestore or @projectfi).

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