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  1. We set out to work with colleagues in Future Media, and the digital agency Kanoti to explore digital storytelling by creating an extra online episode for the fantastic new series from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith "Inside No. 9" which has just started airing on BBC Two.

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  2. We recently conducted research around a topic we labelled ‘Digital Needs’ – exploring the various ways and reasons that people use the internet and how this differs between different demographic segments.

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  3. bbc.co.uk/ontologies is a human friendly view of the data models in the Linked Data Platform and is meant to give a comprehensive understanding of which ontologies the BBC uses, why and how. This is provided for members of the public and anyone who wants to get a better understanding of the BBC'...

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  4. We wanted to build a great game that has all the play-along fun of a traditional TV quiz show but with a modern twist; the face-to-face, personal filming style of a YouTube vlog, the shareability of a Buzzfeed quiz and the interactive rather than passive experience of an app

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  5. The web site is hosted on Linux servers. We have database servers running MySQL and Sphinx Search and application servers which run Apache and a web application written in Perl using Dancer and Template Toolkit. In front of the application servers a layer of Varnish application cache servers hel...

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  6. Here's a breakdown of what we've got on the Red Button this week. To stay updated on everything Red Button follow us on Twitter or visit bbc.co.uk/redbutton. Winterwatch Mountain Hare camouflaged against the winter snow The Winterwatch webcams return, live from Aigas in the Scottis...

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  7. This is the third and final in a series of posts about Search Engine Optimisation, following Duncan Bloor and Oliver Bartlett writing about optimising Knowledge and Learning websites. Headline-writing is a journalistic skill that provokes strong feelings - and of course it is meant to. A sub...

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  8. I’m Ian Astbury, a Senior Investigations Engineer in the BBC Radio Technology Team. In my last blog on audio and music technology at the BBC I mentioned loudness measurement. I wanted to cover this in more detail and also to tell you more about how we are working with other broadcasters on a co...

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  9. The BBC is investing in its online political coverage to meet the challenges of the next four years. We took the first step on this journey in May, with this year’s local elections service called Vote2013. We overhauled our technology, introduced responsive design and, for the first time, publ...

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  10. The focus of TS&A is to lead & shape the BBC’s technology strategy & digital transformation agenda in the face of the BBC’s needs – & the wider change in the industry. The vision is to build a community of Architects & Technology strategists to support transformational change across the BBC.

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  11. The first BBC web page was published in 1997. Within ten years we had over four hundred websites, all designed differently. Such entropy was unsustainable and confused our users. Hence the introduction of GEL, a shared design framework which standardised our core interaction patterns.

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  12. In this last video speakers from each of the day’s sessions took to the stage to respond to questions from the audience

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  13. This year you'll be able to see more of Glasto than ever before on whatever device you like, the first truly digital Glastonbury. We're beaming six stages of live music back from Glastonbury and distributing on mobiles, tablets, computers, and via the Connected Red Button so you can watch it li...

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  14. Six months ago I blogged about the development of BBC Sport's Correspondent pages - Sport's first fully responsive web pages. Since then we have been working hard creating a whole range of Winter Olympics pages such as the Sochi 2014 homepage, discipline pages e.g. snowboarding, the medal table ...

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  15. More people are now visiting the BBC Food website on a handheld device than on a desktop or laptop computer. In response to this new trend, BBC Food has decided to redesign their website to be more mobile friendly and provide the ability to access all content, no matter what the screen.

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  16. Search cards allow us to field certain types of search queries and present the results in a way that best satisfies their search ‘intent’. For instance, when someone searches for a programme title, most want to watch or listen to that programme right then and there.

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  17. In addition to creating a more personalised experience on the My Sport app, the BBC Sport app team has launched a virtual reality trial app - BBC Sport 360. These apps are expected to provide users with a greater Olympic experience through tailored content.

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  18. The two aims of the event were to get a better understanding of how we can use 'people' to tie together BBC content online, and to put the Linked Data Platform through its paces.

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