It seems congratulations are in order for Martin Clare, the 34-year-old furniture-maker from Wigan has won The World Pie-eating Championships for the town which has hosted the event for the last 21 years. Full story over at The Northerner here.
How to measure, or even IF to measure, what happens on a local website or blog is a much discussed topic among my colleagues at Talk About Local. Is there any point in analysing the audience behaviours on a website which, by its very nature, is aimed at a very tight-knit group of people? What […]
This is a cross-posting from a blog post I did for the n0tice.org blog earlier in the week as a demonstration of curating images from protests using trusted sources.The full version of that is here. The images on this page are a small selection compiled from a few of the journalists I worked with in […]
I was recently invited to talk to regional editors at a Society of Editors conference held in the Midlands. It covers a couple of the major projects we’ve been working on at Talk About Local which are all about using mobile technologies to explore useful community information. The first example is an Augmented Reality prototype […]
The Sage in Gateshead throws open its doors today to an assortment of technologists, geeks, scientists and entrepreneurs who'll be making their way north east for the annual Thinking Digital conferenceThinking Digital is a placemark in the calendar for many working in the technology and creative sectors and has helped put the north east on the map for i […]
Children breaking up for the holidays, church services, eggs and all that - what's happening over Easter near you?There's plenty on across the north of England over the Easter break whether it's entertainment, days out or traditional services that you're looking for.Narrowly avoiding all those cracking puns which pop up at this time of ye […]
Google's geospatial technologist Ed Parsons, teenage scientist Jack Andraka and the woman who brought technology alive to an a generation of early evening television viewers Maggie Philbin are just some of the big names heading to Gateshead in May for what's been dubbed the 'UK's TED'The worlds of science, technology and media collid […]