Saturday, February 27, 2010

Like Minds still settling. seems ok.

the tape has jammed in my sensible camera so it is back to stills and the disgo. Can't edit this, the software just stops. But YouTube will load it ok.

Just enough to make a connection. Please add links and comments.

Fortunately Documentalist is on the case. Very impressive to edit this together overnight. The sound recording is pretty good I think but not so free of background noise that the music can be added. Maybe it is just me. I have the same trouble with television. Maybe we are not really supposed to know what is happening at the Guardian. Anyway, well worth watching.

Flickr set of photos.

I lost the crowd after a bit. It was cold and windy so nobody eating outside. The images of people in central Exeter all discussing the social benefits of media and branding will have to wait for the summer.

I am still puzzled how this relates to Exeter. Most people seemt o be from London or maybe Bristol. Next week more investigation. We could start with analog2digital as an event that relates to social communication.

Friday, February 26, 2010



RT @scottgould #likeminds (Broadcasting live at #Exeter
10 minutes ago from web


Watch #likeminds live at
9 minutes ago via Tweetie
Timeshifting Exeter TV

Problem is Jo is not in Exeter at this time. So Exeter TV, the production standards project, is not that present. Meanwhile maybe Rougemont global Broadcasting is better presented as a social network rather than video. not at all sure about this which is why a chat with Jo would be useful. Possible solution is to link this to Facebook then check later. Imagined events can coexist with actual. This is assuming that some sort of record is possible of the lunchtime wanderings.

My wild guess is that Jo might lunch somewhere like the Firehouse, just ouside the zone of the city centre management, then move towards somewhere the Bowling Green on the way home. In other words on a Friday he may not return to the formal conference. This is just fiction you understand.

I think Jo will actually be at the Bowling Green for the Pyrates on St Patricks Night. So I will try to discover his views on social media and the positioning of Exeter. The Pyrates are not too loud, we may be able to converse.

Later, do an edit to put some clips together.

Meanwhile, Facebook. Jo is not on Twitter as far as I know.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Do they mean us?

The wonders of Twitter include finding out what is going on just around the corner. During Animated Exeter I became aware of the Exeter City Centre Manager and then became a follower. This week it turns out there is a major event in Exeter around social networking. Friday lunchtime at various places not too far from Queen Street. From the Twitter feed so far it seems people or on trains or heading this way. I had no idea. Checked in the Tourist Information and they were surprised as well.

We are like minds, apparently media experts and brand builders. So my question would be how this can continue between visits? Is there a local base? Found an explanation published in Plymouth but still not sure what happens closer.

Story so far on this blog. Intel survey reveals Exeter as a wifi capital for the UK, the highest proportion of hotspots to population. Actually mostly IT games devices in pubs, ask the bar staff for the reality of how often they are used. But anyway the point is there was a UK headline event, then not a lot to follow up.

Will the RDA be there? I have been encouraged to venture to Bristol for the barcamp on apps for mobiles. But the RDA on a wander through the high street in case the social awareness is of global connectedness? Not sure this happens that often.

This recent Animated Exeter there was no problem in explaining what YouTube is. Long ago there was an issue that Exeter City Council support for Flash was limited. Not that wasting time on status updates is what people should be doing all day long but on the other hand culture events can benefit from a few links. Maybe people now find out about YouTube at home.

Meanwhile Rougemont Global Broadcasting continues on a small scale. The Rose Bond clip from the castle is now in double figures for views. Maybe i should relaunch it as a social networking example, with the video as just one aspect.

I will try to get some pictures tomorrow lunchtime. There could be a breakout session in the Firestation.