Category Archives: Utility

What we can learn from a bike?

There is literally nothing that the Dutch won’t do with a bike. Here’s a short list of things i’ve seen people carrying around Amsterdam: the shopping, a large bunch of tulips, a dog in the wicker basket on the handlebars, … Continue reading

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Building your social capital. The development of the networked knowledge economy.

I’ve been working with a number of organisations and individuals recently on developing their social media presence. It’s rather uniquely fulfilling for one very simple reason. Training is often rather one sided, the traditional model being that i know something … Continue reading

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Social Media Fatigue. Google+ and why too much of a good thing can be bad for you.

It’s safe to say that ‘social’ and ‘media’ are the buzzwords of the year. Everyone wants part of it, everyone’s in it, and not many people, yet, are sick of it. But all that’s likely to change and maybe sooner … Continue reading

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Usability and utility in e-learning. How to make sure that you’ve got it right.

E-Learning is a funny creature. It’s created by a mixture of art and technology, always a heady if slightly risky mix. It’s a spontaneous activity stifled by process, it’s great communication strangled by noise. All to often, the magic gets … Continue reading

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