Wednesday 20 June 2012

Warwickshire Police Authority agrees Alliance plan with West Mercia Police

There is a BBC article dated 19 June 2012, but this video speaks for itself. Very good to see Warwickshire Police so forward thinking in producing this.

Alliance plan will deliver best protection possible for communities in Warwickshire and West Mercia (


Sunday 17 June 2012

Martha Payne and the Story of Neverseconds: What I posted at Google Plus: Well Done Martha, You're a Star

This post is a look back on my g+ posts on Friday 15 June 2012 about the story of nine year old Martha and how her one simple idea of reporting her school dinners caused so much uproar. I've included all comments in this post too, as you will see new media like this demands I post and reply as soon as possible. We then have a conversation.

Thursday 14 June 2012

Mike Elgan on Burying the Google+ ‘ghost town’ myth once and for all: An open letter to the tech press

The Friendly Ghost 1945
Yesterday at 11.16pm UK Time, Mike Elgan made a post to Google Plus. The reason I'm cross posting this open letter is to spread it's message.

Although the post has been +1ed 439 times and shared 130 times, the text remains only discoverable inside Google Plus (and six times in Search which also links back to g+ .. and nowhere else .. until now). It reads:

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Spreecast: Test 6 with Shawn and Britt from Spreecast

Spreecast Test 6
What started as a five minute test, turned out to be 84 minutes.

Which must be a good sign as Shawn and Britt from Spreecast joined us to run through the features and share what they can about what's coming next.

Platforms do not just appear, they rely on programming, testing, user feedback, changes, release again .. more testing, more user feedback .. you get the idea.

Have a look at the screens, watch the video and try it out. Find me at g+ and Spreecast.

Monday 11 June 2012

Our Adventures with Spreecast: Test number 5

Here's what happened on the Spreecast Test No 5. I created a channel a four months, when I tried a few times to join a few broadcasts. All that happened then, was a browser crash.

After seeing a blog post announcing some updates and improved features a few days ago, I delighted to say it's a lot better and there are some great features.

Thursday 7 June 2012

How to setup your YouTube Channel for LIVE Featured Tab Broadcasting for Hangouts On Air

Post at Google Plus
How to setup your YouTube Channel for LIVE Featured Tab Broadcastingfor Hangouts On Air Steps 1, 2 and 3 are good, however .. step 4 involves manually checking the LIVE On Air ..

EDIT: Go to 3, .. Manually Select the On Air you are about to Broadcast .. Do this BEFORE you click red button, BROADCAST .. I will send some feed back to Google/YouTube .. #hangoutsonair  

h/t +Sarah Hill see it LIVE: Eureka Moment at 8:15

Monday 4 June 2012

Hangouts On Air now available in 222 Countries

Google Hangouts On Air availability now in 222 Countries. Following a post by +Matthew Leske outlinting the latest information, here is the map .. with full size interactive version at: ..

Google info page: Support at Google

Sunday 3 June 2012

The Richard Gingras Resource Page for The Future of News, Media Disruption and Assistance from the Trusted Crowd

Richard Gingras at Google Plus
Richard Gingras is the Head of Google News. I've been fascinated by his ideas for the last few weeks. For me, Richard has bought the academic argument to the forefront of discussion. 

In this post, you'll see a range of resources that should help you understand the issues. If you're from a media organisation, and reading this page, make a decision now to either commit a few hours to it or walk away now. If you are bringing emotion to the table, step away, clear your head and come back later. For these ideas, and the solution lie in mathematics, algorithms and logic.

Saturday 2 June 2012

LIVE from the NEWS™ in five Hangouts On Air: Real Time Story Telling just got a whole lot easier

The Latest on Syria at Topsy
It should be everyone's aim in the media to broadcast high quality text, photos and videos to the world. And if it's not, then is should be your aim to take an interest in those who do.

By high quality, I would define that as having believable, thorough and relevant content. It should be everyone's aim to act in real time as we have the tools to make that possible.

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