The BP Oil Disaster Mashup

When we hear about the BP Oil Disaster – it is difficult to get a sense of the scale of the impact. But what if we could superimpose the spill dimensions on a map of your local area? What if it was possible to take the data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and mash it up with a Google map? Andy’s website does just that. You can choose...

A Perfect Gift from Blurb

Self publishing is one of the amazing developments of the “social web”. Not only can we simply and easily share insights, analysis, stories, poems, movies, music or any other types of creative work – thanks to applications like Blurb.com, we can also turn these into publications – books, calendars and so on. I have been involved in a number of collaborations...

Making Your Own Context with Feedly

I have shifted the vast majority of my news reading onto the web. I have not purchased a newspaper in months and I rarely, if ever, read the local online newspapers (after all, Miranda Devine is the reason I unsubscribed from the Sydney Morning Herald). Newspapers and magazines, however, do serve a function that I miss – that I am poorer for by not having them...

Starting to be an Expert

Malcolm Gladwell has suggested that it takes 10,000 hours of dedication to become an expert. But what exactly is “an expert”? Some definitions suggest that it is to do with specialist skill or knowledge; while others indicate that expertise can only be arrived at through practising (ie doing). Regardless of whether expertise is achieved through research,...

Don’t Fall in Love with Your Campaign

You know what it’s like. The words leap from your mouth. Eyes widen. Smiles broaden and the room comes alive. And as the heartbeats quicken and the enthusiasm begins to mount, you know that THIS project is going to rock. A love affair is beginning, and yet you don’t even notice it. When we turn our attention away from strategy and planning and take a deep dive...

Embed YouTube Videos in Slideshare Presentations

Now your Slideshare presentations can move! The Slideshare team have announced that you can now use embed codes in your Slideshare presentations. And while this feature is still in Beta, I expect it to get massive uptake. Here's how you do it … (hat tip to Sean Howard). YouTube videos inside SlideShare View more presentations from rashmi. (tags:...