Thursday, 1 September 2016

West Midlands Police CSI Forensics Live Video to facebook Episode Four

On Wednesday 31 August 2016, Episode Four CSI Forensics was broadcast.

There were eight videos and here they are, all in one place for easy viewing. At the base of this post is the trailer video and supporting introduction text.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

a new beginning - if i could sing or play the guitar

margaret glaspy, emotions and math out now
if i could sing or play the guitar, i'd definitely go into the margaret glaspy business -- but i can't so, i'm stuck with writing, taking photos and making videos.

that all said, whatever we do, albeit creative or otherwise, have fun with it and feel the freedom.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

House keeping the mike downes Google and YouTube Channels

All of us have been online for years now -- and in that time we collect links and vanity URLs. Some we use every single day and some we let fade like the horizon in a rear view mirror. I've a set of three that double to six (or treble to nine).

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Behind the Scenes - How we made the Mike Downes YouTube trailer for 21 July 2016

Here's the new youtube channel. In a Penn and Teller type way, I'll share it and some thinking behind what I did and why in the hope it may steer aspiring youtube creators to make one too.

Before you get started, have a read of this Creator lesson: Hook them with your channel trailer. Please don't follow it verbatim, rather choose the bits that you feel are most sensible and appropriate to you.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

West Midlands Police Dogs Live Video to facebook Episode Three

On Wednesday 15 June 2016, Episode Three was aired and hosted at the West Midlands Police dog training centre at Balsall Common with Supt Kerry Blakeman.

There were seven videos and here they are all in one place for easy viewing.

If you are interested in the breed program, please email

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Live Streaming Google Slides Audience Questions

This post builds on the previous one called, Google Sides Audience Questions Feature - How many ways are there to use it? .. (previous post) ..

If you follow these steps, you'll be able to think about designing a google slideshow suitable for broadcasting to an audience.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Google Sides Audience Questions Feature - How many ways are there to use it?

Google Docs Slides launched a new feature called Audience Questions.

This post will look at the many ways it can be used and look at the history of what lead up to this feature:

Monday, 2 May 2016

Getting Verified on Twitter by Making a Case for some UK Police Officers who've earned the blue badge

If I'm to give anything to UK Social Policing from now on, it's going to be on the side of innovation and making things happen that have either not been done yet or do not technically exist..

This post will make an argument for more UK Police Officers to be verified at Twitter as I believe an imbalance exists for certain key UK Officers

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