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The BBC have been running a story this morning that University applications in the UK are down by 9%. It comes across as something we should be worried about. I think we should be delighted. It’s great news if we want to kick start out economy. Let’s get those young brains with fresh ideas creating […]

Googleing, Networking ̵...

One of the best blog posts I’ve read in a long while is by Adam Rifkin. Adam posts and twitters under the name “I Find Karma”. The post I liked was called “Pandas and Lobsters: Why Google Cannot Build Social Applications…” – and amongst other things drew the analogy of our behaviour on Google being […]

Mitch Joel – “N...

I’ve been considering blogging seriously for probably 6 months. Lots of reading and research later – the final push has come from Mitch Joel’s excellent book “Six Pixels of Separation”. I’ve said to my colleagues working on VizWho that once I’d finished his book – I would finally get cracking on the blog I’ve been […]

"Personal Network"...

One thing that I believe has been a strength during my life is the ability that when I want to steer a new course or check out new ideas is to ask the people I know who they know.   With my Personal Network’s help I have managed to get so some amazing places – […]

Strength in Weak Twits (ties)

I’ve always been interested in Mark Granovetter’s theory around the “Strength in Weak Ties.” In the 1970s he asked a group of people about how they had got their job. Of those who found jobs through personal contacts 55.6% reported seeing their contact occasionally (more than once a year, but less than twice a week) […]