Category Archives: ideas

The BBC, Open Content and Wikipedia

Andy Mabbett describes how the BBC could make more use of Wikipedia’s open-licensed content on its regional news and sport pages Continue reading

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Idea: A tool to make it easy to subscribe to web-based lists of Twitter accounts

Andy Mabbett proposes a tool to make it easy to subscribe to web-based lists of Twitter accounts.

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How eBay could help Wikimedia Commons get more open-licensed images

Andy Mabbett asks eBay to help Wikimedia Commons gather open-licensed images of historic items offered for sale through them.

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Politician pin ups – open-licensed pictures, please

Andy Mabbett calls on public bodies to provide open-licensed pictures of politicians and senior officers.

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Lightning Talks Strike Twice

0000-0001-5882-6823I very much enjoyed attending Local Gov Camp North West last weekend. Although it was attended by fewer people than other unconferences I’ve been to (due to people crying off for fear the impending snowpocalypse would leave them stranded in … Continue reading

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Bullet points from UK Govcamp 2012

Twenty of Andy Mabbett’s thoughts after UKGovCamp 2012.

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Wi-Fi checklist for unconference or hack-day organisers

Andy Mabbett provides a checklist of hints and tips for anyone organising wi-fi at an unconference or hack-day.

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The 9th and 10th QR Code commandents

Andy Mabbett replies to Terence Eden’s request for commandments for people using QR Codes.

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Dan Slee, me, HyperLocal Govcamp West Midlands, BrewCamp, and cake

Andy Mabbett is mentioned in a new blog post by Dan Slee, about HyperLocal Govcamp West Midlands, BrewCamp, and cake

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