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.

Thanks to MPSKingston, MPSHavering and MPSIslinglton with their Live coverage, it's with enthusiasm I create this page.

Here are the thirty two official MPS Borough twitter accounts, with MetPoliceUK and City Police in one live feed. I enclose the City Police as although not part of the Met, they are very much surrounded by seven MPS boroughs).

Every tweet in itself is a live event - the issue comes when no one has any idea if a tweet is on it's own or part of a series. Until now that is..

As an example, take a look at the wonderful #MPSKingstonLive on 24 April 2015 where there were 39 logged calls. What's even better, make your calendars for Friday 26th June 2015 for another event from 11am to 11pm (2 June tweet).

Today, 16 June 2015 is #MPSHaveringLive 10am to 6pm. With #MPSIslingtonLive Friday 19 June 2015 2pm to Midnight. A previous event was on 23 April 2015.

As you can imagine, keeping track of all the action could be an issue - that's where this resource page comes in. I've embedded a live feed of all the main accounts and will add each hashtag as I find them.

As a general rule, it's #MPS******Live where you add a borough name (ref tweet to me). many thanks to all at MPS for their help and @MPSHaroldWood Charlie Routley for a fast reply today. And for PC Sebastian Ellis from @MPSKingston for some excellent information and live videos.

My humble part in this, to collate public information and act as a real world educator. Social Media can be fast and effective, it can be wonderful and hideous, all inside the same few minutes. 

With realtime tweets as the new post it note and live video being so easy to broadcast - it's no wonder that the police are engaging in this way. Remember, it's about people, attitudes and cultures - not the tech or the mobile -- that's just the tool that connects us..   

refs with long URLs so you know where you are going:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Police_Service Population 7.4 million in 609 sq miles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Police 7,400 residents with 300,000 daily commuters in 1.1 sq miles

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:

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

In all that time Lucy would have a really in depth knowledge of the streets around her, the passers by and the sounds. It's important for me to say - I wish to not distract any attention from the official I Tried video, but enhance it while relating that back to what's happening on the edge of tomorrow.

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).

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Youtube Audio Library Resource Page

Chris Martin (photo credit)
It was 1 Oct 2013 when YouTube launched the free music audio library with 161 tracks.

Today, 18 months later, there are 1,203 tracks - that's a whole lotta choice, so how do we make the best of them?

This resource page will help you get started while offering a few insights into making the most of the process of searching, listening, downloading and using a suitable track.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Huda Kattan Beauty YouTube Audience Retention the for last 50 uploads

This post is about Huda Kattan, her channel at YouTube and the last fifty videos uploaded.

I've studied them in my normal fashion to give some insights into the efficiency of a running YouTube Beauty Channel.

I've chosen Huda Huttan as my travels into beauty and makeup at Instagram has lead me to believe Huda is a shining example of someone who is loved and respected in the beauty community.

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Mike Downes Instagram link page

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.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Google Earth Pro Resource Page for Movie Makers

On 30 jan 2015, Google Earth made the Pro version free to all.

This post will be a collection of resources for those people who wish to make the most of using the Movie Maker tool.

Of course Google themselves and the brilliant people who are on the team, have many resources already. I will include those links and sites.

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