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Participation Success Factors: a quick followup NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Days, 5 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
What happened when 60 odd people had a go at the Participation mindmap? The Europecom session went well yesterday, judging by the Tweets. I’d never even been to an event run on World Café lines, so thank goodness the others knew what the...
First tests of ConTEXT on BloggingPortal reboot NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
After months plagued by unresponsive servers (and their administrators) and crashing hard drives, results from the first tests of applying the ConTEXT semantic engine to the BloggingPortal reboot are in, just in time for EuropCom 2014 this Wednesday.
What are the top Success Factors for EU eParticipation? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
On October 15th Anthony Zacharzewski (Democratic Society) and I will facilitate an EuropCom 2014 WorldCafé session on improving citizens participation in EU affairs. This post is my personal Call for Ideas – if you have good or bad examp...
Venture-backed US media: over-funded & over here? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
If you care about EU democracy you need to care about European media, particularly as the upcoming US media invasion gets underway. They’ll be pushing on an open door when they get to Brussels. Anyone interested in the Internet and/or media and...
Trading activity for meaning NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 41 Minutes ago
Last year I decided to get Information Overload under control, setting up a GTD system with a DoIt-driven morning routine and Pocket, Diigo and IFTTT to queue, store and share useful stuff. I was all set. For what, I wasn’t sure. But I was sure...
From longform renaissance to Big Internet disenchantment (#B2B4ME part 2) NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Month, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
As I mentioned in my previous post, the past couple of years have seen a lot of innovation in online content strategy, coupled with growing disenchantment with “Big Internet”. These trends triggered my return to blogging, so I thought I&r...
#B2B4ME: Back to Blogging NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Month, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
B2B once meant ‘Business to Business’. After the first online bubble popped, it became ‘Back to Banking’ (alongside its close cousin ‘Back to Consulting’), as legions beat a retreat to the safety of corporate life.
Blogging on LinkedIn, or Paying on Facebook? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Since trying and half-rejecting Google+ and Tumblr, I’ve been accepted as a LinkedIn blogger. At least I never bothered with Facebook. Last summer I rethought my online presence, trying and discarding both Google+ and Tumblr as my central blog,...
Dialogue of the deaf: interpreting the election results NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Over 70% of EU voters did not vote for the EU. Where now? There will no doubt be, as Ron Patz predicted Sunday, endless analyses of the EP 2014 results, with analysts furiously and spuriously spinning results to future advantage. I have neither their...
BloggingPortal, meet conTEXT NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Recent conversations on how Apache Stanbol, an EC research project, could both support the BloggingPortal reboot and use it to expand its language coverage led me to conTEXT, which “… allows to semantically analyze text corpora (such as...
BloggingPortal, meet Apache Stanbol NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Well, plus ca change – absolutely none of the things some BloggingPortal editors said we’d do after our meeting in January have been done, apart from our own posts and what Stefan did, which is ironic given that he told us he had no time...
On ‘blogging, content discovery and the EU public sphere’ NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 1 Week, 21 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
This post started out as a comment to Blogging, content discovery and the European public sphere, Kosmopolito’s post marking Bloggingportal’s 5th birthday (all posts and more). However Kosmo, one of the old guard of EU bloggers (and curre...
FactCheck EU or Grilling Kippers? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Tonight I’ll be toddling along to Grilling Kippers, a UKIP-focused anti-Eurosceptic campaign from deep within the Brussels Bubble. When I first heard about this, my initial reaction was to worry about the backfire, that the sight of a bunch of...
BloggingPortal + PressEurop = ? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
[Happy Birthday, BloggingPortal! For the birthday present, scroll down] Last Thursday I finally caught up with Eric Maurice of PressEurop, which recently had its plug pulled by the EC following their decision to cancel its renewal tender some weeks a...
Getting into gear or false dawn? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
For BloggingPortal’s 5th birthday, a short report from those of us who want to see its 6th. Last Saturday a handful of Editors – Macarena (@MacarenaRG), Andreas (@kosmopolit), Alia @Eurocentrique, Jon (@JonWorth), Stefan (@stefanhapper),...
EU public sphere blogtour: half full, or half empty? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Kübler-Ross You can go for months without a good post on the EU public sphere, and then a whole bunch come along at once. As I prepare for this Saturday’s meeting of those BloggingPortal Editors who can be bothered to attend a discussion o...
All hail the Pirates NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
How nice to see a positive answer to the perennial question: “Where are the MEPs?”. In the left corner, the European Commission launches Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules, where stakeholders are asked to download...
Network anatomy of the EU online public sphere NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The above image is from Drake Baer‘s FastCompany article “Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends”, which is all about networking for career success, something I’ve never done and am very unlikely to start. Nevert...
Hashtag Europe: the Developers’ Cut NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
This video is aimed at developers interested in combining: machine translation, automatic semantic analysis, human curation faceted search and social media to create a machine-assisted multilingual content curation engine for longform content. The 15...
A brief history – and future – of the tag in Europe NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
I think I laughed out loud when I saw the theme of this year’s Brussels Twestival (Facebook page, @BRUTwestival): This year Brussels’ own Twestival #BRUTwestival will be focusing on the theme of storytelling with the use of our new best f...