Archives for February 2009

Neighbourhood watch and taking in the Trashion.

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Jamillah Knowles | 18:45 UK time, Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Networking online for your community offline, the podcast this week finds out how people online work with the police to fight crime.
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  • Cyclist Lance Armstrong twittered when his bike was stolen. Sergeant Leong of the Sacramento Police Department talks about how online friends of Armstrong worked out ways to try and find the missing cycle.
  • Communities online helping to solve crimes and keep an eye on your neighbourhood in Hertfordshire, UK. Gary Fenton of OWL explains why he set up this system to work with the police.
  • Neighbourhood watch doesn't have to be old fashioned or have a website built especially. Sukvinder Kumar talks about getting her community online via Facebook.
  • The economy may be having an epic fail, but those in the know can make do, mend and even redesign.Outsapop shares on her Blog and on Flicker.
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Evolution, analogue, tattoos and Pong!

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Jamillah Knowles | 18:03 UK time, Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Covering technology old and new, the podcast this week takes a look into the future as well as the past.
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  • The end of TV as we know it? The analogue switch off is on the way in the states. Technology forecaster Paul Saffo tells us why he will be attending its funeral.
  • Geek ink? These guys do. Ed Morita of Baker's Hours and Drew Olanoff have chosen tech tattoos for quite different reasons. Drew's tattoo fundraising was finally called at $2112USD.
  • Science lovers may have noticed that this year marks Darwin's 200th birthday. Michael D Barton joined us to talk about why he blogs about Darwin.
  • A familiar blip - blip sound returns to our ears. The curator of the Pong Museum tells us about when the ball was square.



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Festivals in Cyburbia

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Jamillah Knowles | 17:45 UK time, Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The podcast is up and ready. . This week we take a little time over a longer interview about our habits online.

There's still time of course to take a look at the pages mentioned in the show.

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  • The Twestival is almost upon us and at time of writing, raised funds were nearly at a million pounds.

  • In a change of pace we have a book interview. James Harkin's book Cyburbia is out this month. Are you a Cyburbanite?
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Politics and games.

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Jamillah Knowles | 10:08 UK time, Thursday, 5 February 2009

This week the podcast is up and ready, but the notes are a little late. There's still time of course to take a look at the pages mentioned in the show.
If we mentioned a place that you would like to visit online, then you can find all the links right here:


  • Chris Vallance opens up for us this week, talking to Tom Steinberg of My Society about creating social change online.
  • Staying on the topic of political change and comment, Guido Fawkes writer Paul Staines joins us to talk about how Political blogging is changing.
  • Rounding off the UK politics talks is Ilicco Elia, of Reuters explains how blogging and traditional newsmaking skills cross over in new ways to create coverage of political events.
  • Taking a break from the poltics we turn to Dr Mike Reddy, one of the organisers of the Global Game Jam where games coders knuckle down fror 48 hours without sleep to create games around the world.

    This chap didn't seem so pleased in the snow in London. Although transport was disrupted, we all made it into the studios to make Pods and Blogs.
    Grumpy Snowman


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