Archives for December 2008

Season's greetings!

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Jamillah Knowles | 20:09 UK time, Wednesday, 24 December 2008

It's a festive podcast this week. Your top pods and blogs as usual and something a bit special for the season in the back half.
If we mentioned a place that you would like to visit online, then you can find all the links right here:


  • To start we take a look at politics. Alberto Nardelli tells us how we can act politically on Twitter via Tweetminster Is your MP there?
  • Charity work is highlighted in the season of giving. John Green, one of YoutTube's Vlog Brothers joins us to describe Project for Awesome .
  • Jingle all the way this week. Joel Moss Levinson tells us how he has turned online video competitions into a way of life.
  • The festive season would not be the same without reindeer, but how much do you reall know about these animals and the people who care for them? Philip Burgess joins us from the International Centre for Reindeer husbandry .
  • Keeping the skies safe for specific reindeer on their journey, NORAD the North American Aerospace Defense Command is tracking Santa.
  • Our very special guest this week is a man who was no doubt busy but still had time to talk to us. Santa Claus came to Pods and Blogs. Fingers crossed we made it onto the nice list!

  • Happy holidays to all our listeners and don't forget to drop me a line.

    If you have seen a blog or heard a podcast that you think we should know about, drop me a line at podsandblogs -at- bbc.co.uk I'd love to hear from you.

Twitter awards and cameras all around

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Jamillah Knowles | 18:59 UK time, Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Take a moment of calm, the podcast is ready and waiting and this week we have more curious tales from the web for you.
If there was something in the show that you missed and a link would come in handy - they're all right here for you:


  • First up Greg Galant explains how the Shorty Awards allow us to vote for our favourite tweeters on Twitter.
  • Great photographers don't often come on four legs. Cooper is a cat photographer. Michael Cross, Cooper's owner explains all.
  • Cameras in odd places all round this week. Have a listen to the Eyeborg Not everyone thinks about embedding a tiny camera in their eye, but Rob Spence has been matched up with Omni Vision in a way that may make him able to record almost everything he could see. Please note if you follow this link there is surgery footage that may not suit the faint hearted.
Cooper. Photo: Michael Cross



If you have seen a blog or heard a podcast that you think we should know about, drop me a line at podsandblogs -at- bbc.co.uk I'd love to hear from you.

The food, wine, opera and sport edition

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Jamillah Knowles | 23:47 UK time, Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The podcast is poised and waiting for you to listen up!
If there was something in the show that you missed and a link would come in handy - they're all right here for you:


  • Should citizen journalists have full press access to Olympic events? Dave Olsen, community evangelist of Rain City Studios in Canada thinks so and explains why.

  • In festive times we're all a little prone to over-eating. Neal Foley of the Gastrocast tells us how we can at least think a little more about what we eat.

  • A nice meal is often accompanied by a nice glass of wine. Good job we had a chat with Robert McIntosh of the Wine Conversation.

  • To top the cast this week, Susannah Stevens joins us. She set off to the Royal Opera House to find out more about their podcast.

  • If you have seen a blog or heard a podcast that you think we should know about, drop me a line at podsandblogs -at- bbc.co.uk I'd love to hear from you.

    Mumbai online and a virtual World Aids Day

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    Jamillah Knowles | 03:57 UK time, Wednesday, 3 December 2008

    The podcast is ready and waiting for you! This week we take a look at the online side of the attacks in Mumbai from the shape of data to the aid on the ground. If you would like to follow up and visit the sites you heard in the show, here's where you can find them:


    • Gaurav Mishra is the Yahoo fellow in communications technology and intermational values at Georgetown University - he primarily does research on developing countries and talks about the shape of information online during crisis reporting.

    • Kamla Bhatt is the host and producer of an award winning syndicated online radio show about life, people and ideas. She tells us her online decisions as events unfolded.

    • Peter Griffin is a journalist, blogger and is part of a global network of people who try their best to organise aid, provide support and help those affected in a crisis.
    • December 1st was also World Aids Day so we dropped into Second Life to chat with Jenaia Morane who is helping to create a special place for support and celebration.


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      If you have seen a blog or heard a podcast that you think we should know about, drop me a line at podsandblog -at- bbc.co.uk I'd love to hear from you.

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