Thanks to the wonderful guys at Rhubarb Radio (where I also do the Saturday breakfast show, plug plug) the improvised talk on my personal journey towards communities online from WxWM2 is now available as audio. Not only is it the full talk, and good quality, but you don’t have to look at me waving my arms about — and since there were no slides that’s got to be a good deal.
A week or so ago I did an impromptu talk at WxWM2 (a gathering of the social media interested) in Brum — it was very much an unconference format so I wasn’t sure I was going to say anything at all. However a slot arose and I talked for about 20 minutes about how I came to be running a “community” website — almost by accident — and how it’s important to understand the responsibilities that people who (voluntarily almost always) end up providing useful online services are taking on. Often, if there isn’t a lot of support, it can end up feeling a burden, however much the people care:
Thanks very much to Nicky Getgood for capturing as much of it as she did.
Are you fed up with “officials” deciding what’s important? Do you wish that history wasn’t just written by the winners?
The losers, the outsiders, the real people have history too. It deserves recognition, YOUR history deserves a blue plaque.
So now it can have one, the Campaign for Real Heritage will place a plaque anywhere, commemorating any event you like. Just get a sticker, fill in the gap, and stick (with permission, obviously).
Stickers available to buy here. They come in ones, tens and fifties — depends how much history you wish to create.
When you’ve made history, have a ceremony, take a photo. Place it here.
Those with photosensitive epilepsy might not want to see what joshua heineman is doing to old timey American photos, but the wiggly 3D effect is one for everyone else. Go see (via).
A photographer from the Midlands spends ages building lego scenes from photographic history. Real Player video.