This week, I’ve been helping Watchdog, the BBC’s consumer affairs show, start a Twitter feed. Last night was the first broadcast of the new series. We were tweeting in the lead-up to the show, and during the live broadcast. I even ended up on TV – sitting in the background with a studio laptop, working […]Read more "Bringing BBC Watchdog to Twitter"
Off the back of Adrian Hon’s excellent post on the Death of the BBC and the case for public service games, I’ve been taken up in discussions with a couple of work colleagues about whether the BBC should make games at all. Some say that the BBC shouldn’t get into gaming, because then it would […]Read more "Should the BBC make games?"
I spent a lot of today in Stories From Numbers, a day of talking about data-driven journalism and linked data from the BBC’s Future Now project. It was a dense day full of interesting talks. Here’s one of the highlights. More or Less Richard Vadon, Richard Knight and Olly Hawkins are from the team at […]Read more "Stories From Numbers"
BeeBCamp 3 is coming, and man am I excited. This has been in the works for quite a while. Finally we can let you all know about the imminent innovative awesomeness. In the wake of BeeBCamp 1 and BeeBCamp 2, BeeBCamp 3 is going to continue inviting people from across the BBC into a roiling […]Read more "It LIVES! BeeBCamp is back"
More like evening after, but here we are. Good parties are hard to wake up from. BeeBCamp happened yesterday – it was an unconference that I organized with Roo, Mark, and David Hayward from the BBC College of Journalism (internal link). The idea was simple: let’s get everyone at the BBC working on new media […]Read more "BeeBCamp – The Morning After"
This one deserves to be shouted from the rooftops: Far from turning teenagers into anti-social loners, video games help them engage with friends and community, says a report. The Pew Internet study of US teenagers found that few play alone and most join up with friends when gaming. It found that many used educational games […]Read more "Video Games Help Make Friends, Engaged Citizens"