Sunday, 22 March 2015

CRUK - beating cancer sooner...



Love this CRUK Race for Life ad. Made by Mother. Seen first on Osocio.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Amnesty's Syria Gif


I never thought I'd think a Gif could tell a story.

This one does. It shows Syria from space between March 2011 and February 2015.

Take action here.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

MobileMagic: the California dreaming edition

Girls, mobile technology and the internet. Great stuff from Plan UK.


Spanish politicians try to woo voters over WhatsApp. In my team at work we’re replacing pointless emails with pointless WhatsApp messages. Whatsapp groups are the new Yammer or some such nonsense.

Call centres replaced by WhatsApp customer support. Did I mention I likes WhatsApp?

Are We Watching the Death of SMS? No. Not yet. The world is speeding up. But not yet.


3 police-monitoring apps help build community movements. I've said it before, so here goes again, the Mobilisation Lab is an ace resource for people like us.

Record highs for mobile access. My buddy Richard blogs good stuff. He’s been digital since the ZX81.

I'm off to LA for work. So I made this playlist. Enjoy. 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

MobileMagic: Something about Valentine's Day


All the stuff in this picture is now available in your mobile phone...

Block your ex from your digital life with these tools. Dead romantic for Valentines Day.

SwiftKey iOS Keyboard App Updated to Predict Emoji Usage. These are exactly the type of technological breakthroughs we all want to see.

How about more things like this instead. Text service to save young lives in East Africa.



Apple Watch App Aims to Monitor Glucose Levels. Really quite incredible when you think about it. But what happens when we are all connected to insurance companies…



Saturday, 31 January 2015

Look Up.



This is well worth a watch. Fiona made me aware of it over on that Facebook.

Yes we are all connected.

We all know we're just a little too obsessed with our phones.

We all know that we look a bit too often to see if anything is happening on social media. And that invariably nothing is happening.

Make sure you put your phone down from time to time.

It's amazing what you can see when you look up.

MobileMagic: The all staff email edition



WhatsApp reaches new heights with 700M monthly users. The people love WhatsApp. Me. Well I love the group chat function, it’s like your own private social network… Trailblazed by BBM of course which only a few years ago was being blamed for the riots in London… Which just goes to show how silly journalists will write any old rubbish when they don’t understand something properly.

6 Clever Mobile Apps Created by Nonprofits. I am obliged to include a reference to Apps once every three editions of this list.

Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014. All the camera phone data. All of it. And here is all the nonsense I put on Instagram.

How Child’s i Foundation went mobile. The lovely people at Child’s i give us a mention. If you’d like to see how they are using mobile and give them £3 a month on your phone text PDG to 70002.

Email Open Rate in UK Shows Increasing Activity on Mobile. If you’re sending emails and they aren’t opitmised for mobile you need to apologise to your Finance Director because you should be making more money from your emails.

23 reasons why mobile users will abandon your site. It’s not rocket science is it.