All the videos from BlueLightCamp Hackathon 2013 #ukblc13 #bluelighthack
The archived live streams from 1000 Flowers event held by Addiply in Newcastle on 5th March 2013.
Session 4 Part 1
Session 4 Part 2
Just been listening back to the CommsCamp 13 sessions on Empowering All Staff to Use Social Media. There was an interesting story in there from John King of Shropshire Council about trying to get someone to accept social media who clearly wanted nothing to do with it.
I come across these kinds of people, and I actually think there is a much wider issue here. It is about the attitude and mentality of people who want to go through their lives learning as much as possible and opening themselves up to new experiences, and those who are actively resistant to change and learning. I think the former category are receptive to social media, both because it is something new and exciting to learn about, and because it provides the channels to enable new learning to take place.
I sometimes despair of the closed-minded people. I think their lives must be very limited. I hope I never stop learning.
I am sure Dan, Ann and the organisers of CommsCamp 13 will do something snazzy with this on their blog when the dust has cleared, but, in the interim, I thought I would post an easy access means of getting the CommsCamp 13 videos in the right order.
Introductions and Session Pitches
Session on Empowering All Staff to Use Social Media
“Horsemeat Communications” Session
Session on How to be a 21st Century Head of Communications
“Sharing Your Pain” Session
How to Do Your Own Unconference Session
Why I hate X-Factor:
- It is a key element in the cultural hegemony which maintains that the mass of people are consumers not producers;
- It’s exploitative - exposing vulnerable people to public ridicule;
- It offers an unrealistic picture of the music business, suggesting the only chance of making a living is to risk all on becoming a superstar, and everything else is failure. There are lots of people who make livings out of being involved in music, and 99.9% of them are not superstars;
- It is karaoke. Apparently the only way to succeed is to sing other people’s (safe) songs. How dare you try to write your own material or play an instrument? It suggests music is a mechanical process with little room for creativity;
- Even the people who win it are, in my experience, poor singers. People who watch it all the time are lulled into thinking the improvements they witness are a journey to perfection. This is far from the case;
- It suggests only certain kinds of music have a right to be popular;
- It empahasises some of the worst aspects of human nature (e.g. bickering judges).
I was thinking about the great Cornish Pasty debate, and the European ruling that to deserve the name, they have to be made in Cornwall.
Well, surely the solution to this would be for every county to have its own, indigenous, pasty. What would be in your county’s pasty?