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The Ship: A Eulogy

October 27, 2014

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My mother-in-law (Jean Mary Ramadhar) sadly passed away on August 15th 2104. It wasn’t entirely unexpected since her health had been gradually deteriorating as a result of a fall two years ago, where she broke her hip. This seemed to exacerbate long-running degenerative problems with her heart, and her final weeks were spent in and […]

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Social Media – it’s not the Wild West after all.

November 13, 2012

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If there is one good thing to come out of the Newsnight fiasco, which resulted in the irresponsible and inaccurate smearing of Lord McAlpine on social networks, it’s the challenge to the long-held assumption that Tweeting or blogging defamatory or…

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Future trends in social media and social networks

March 2, 2012

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Cross-posted from Collabor8now blog I recently co-presented a session for NetIKX on “future trends in social media & social networks” with Geoffrey Mccaleb, with a solo follow-up Webinar for the Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN). The content …

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners – Three Incredible Women

December 11, 2011

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners – Three Incredible Women I was privileged to be in the audience yesterday at the Oslo City Hall for the CNN interview with the three Nobel Peace Prize Winner Laureates; Yemen’s Tawakku Karman, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson-Sirl…

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Reflections: Online Information Conference 2011

December 8, 2011

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Pretty exhausting, incredibly insightful and hugely enjoyable: that would sum up my three days as Chairman of this year’s Online Information Conference 2011, held at the Olympia Conference Centre between 29th November and 1st December. The last ti…

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Think differently about the world and you will always do well

August 2, 2011

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Loved this from Toby Moores, (now DR Toby Moores) – which I’ll add to my list of favourite quotes: There is no point in being in a straight foot race with people who are faster than you. But if you fire the gun you will always have a job and if yo…

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Call for input on ‘Apps’ for Online Information Conference 2011

July 21, 2011

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We are finalising the programme for this year’s Online Information Conference (29 Nov to 1 Dec). We have lined up a number of internationally recognised keynote speakers for the five main themes for the conference: Going mobile: Information and kn…

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Surviving and Thriving as a 21st Century Knowledge and Information Professional

May 3, 2011

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The above named article has been published in the most recent issue of Business Information Review. Regretably, under the terms of agreement I signed with the publishers (Sage), I’m not allowed to post the full article here. However, the following…

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Knowledge Hub Data & Apps Workshop

April 29, 2011

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[Cross-posted from Communities and Collaboration Blog] This blog post is to thank all of the participants (presenters and delegates) to the Knowledge Hub Data & Apps workshop that was held in London yesterday (27 April 2011). The workshop was used…

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Data is the new oil

April 26, 2011

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Loved this abstract from a blog by ‘media futurist’ Gerd Leonard: Getting too little or bad data — or not understanding it– will literally mean running out of gas in the middle of the desert. Therefore, the mission is to keep it all fueled up. A…

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