Tag Archives: Birmingham

What have I been up to, lately?

A round-up of some of Andy Mabbett’s recent activities. Continue reading

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Trevor Mabbett’s comments on ‘The Man on the Beat’

Trevor Mabbett’s comments on ‘The Man on the Beat’, a 1945 British Council film made in Ledsam Street, Ladywood, Birmingham. Continue reading

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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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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. Continue reading

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The Prime Minister, Social Media Surgeries and Me

Andy Mabbett is a recipient, with others, of the “Big Society Award”, for his work running Social Media Surgeries. Continue reading

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Portrait with Brompton Bike

Portraits of Andy Mabbett, part of the Birmingham Cyclists project by Pete, aka Dividenthal. Continue reading

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Don’t confuse your social media channels

Piping Facebook status updates to Twitter (or any automation of cross-channel feeds) can give confusing messages. Continue reading

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My Open Data Challenge to UK Local Government: a Wikipedia Page for Every Council

An open data problem experienced by OpenlyLocal could be solved if staff from each UK council simply started a Wikipedia article about their council, where none already exists. Continue reading

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Bacchus Bar, Birmingham. Awful.

A visit to Bacchus Bar, Birmingham, was ruined by bad service, filthy toilets and failure of staff to remove a puddle of vomit. Continue reading

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