Tag: Drumbeat

Overstimulating a User

Sounds kind of sexy, right? Overstimulating the user? Well, it’s not. It’s not sexy at all, it’ll lead to the systematic exodus from the usage of your app. This weeks talks from Shazna Nessa (Director of Interactive at the AP) and Mohamed Nanabhay (Head of Online at Al Jazeera English) highlighted some very important problems inherent in my idea. I’ve… Read more →

Melt My Brain

I’ve been called a “new media expert”, “technologist”, “programmer”, “web guru”, “creative software ninja”. I have a degree in design, but am a self taught webist. I love the Open Web, and I spend a lot of time staying up to speed on what’s new and exciting. I can make the code do what I need it to do (most… Read more →

Open Web and Why YOU Should be Paying Attention

Facebook opts you automatically in with their new facial recognition software, Apple is going to start taking 30% of revenues from developers, the US Border Patrol is searching and seizing laptops without a warrant, the government is entering people’s social network accounts. Not to mention the ridiculous media coverage of stuff none of us care about, like Anthony Weiner’s wiener.… Read more →

Blogging Study Group

I recently joined the Blogging and Writing for the Web Study Group after I had a twitter conversation with the organizer Pippa Buchanan, School of Webcraft extraordinaire and engaging educator, webist and all round interesting person. The Blogging and Writing for the Web course is being collaboratively created by peers at P2PU.org. Honestly, I’ve been following the P2PU revolution since… Read more →

Napkin Sketching

I spent a little bit of time on Friday hashing out an idea for the first MOJO challenge. You should do it too. The prize is awesome (a year paid fellowship in a newsroom somewhere in the world), but even if you aren’t interested in that, you can just practice having an idea. No, seriously, I’ve worked with journalists in… Read more →

Open Attribute Advances

Open Attribute is a browser plugin that makes the process of attributing content authors extremely easy. With a click of a button, the plugin shows you who deserves the attribution and gives you a handy, already formatted piece of text to copy and paste. Because the attribution is automatically formatted, the confusion surrounding attribution of open content is eliminated. The… Read more →