Category: Geeky Stuff

Collecting insights

26 September 2012 0

There was a lot happening at the Applied Improvisation Network Conference in San Francisco. As well as the pre-planned sessions, and the open space offerings, the one-on-one and small group conversations, and the serendipitous moments, there was the Twitter and Facebook back channel, photos being posted on Flickr, videos being made, drawings made, and people…

By Viv McWaters


14 November 2011 1

Thanks for your patience while I was doing some tweaking on my web site. There’s a few minor changes that you’ll notice – a menu for easier navigation, and a little less clutter. More posts coming too.

By Viv McWaters

What a difference three decades makes

20 October 2010 1

When I last visited London, nearly 30 years ago (yeah, I know, way too long between drinks) this was the only way to contact people back home (back home being Australia). Now I have options, which then, would have sounded like they came straight out of a science-fiction novel. It’s easy to forget how useful…

By Viv McWaters

Digital habits*

27 March 2010 0

*With apologies to Nancy White for commandeering the title of her latest book It’s Saturday afternoon here at Bells Beach. It’s not a particularly pleasant day – it’s grey, drab, damp and uninteresting. Friends who were here for a cycling event have left, the paper’s been read, the dishwasher loaded and gym done. The dodgy…

By Viv McWaters

Open data movement afoot

18 March 2010 0

At last year’s TED conference, Tim Berners Lee called for the an open data movement with the free sharing of raw data and all the benefits that would come from that. You can watch the original talk here. Last month, he gave an update in this six-minute talk. He shows how mashable maps are being…

By Viv McWaters

Me too!

5 August 2009 2

Nancy White has a great post about how she uses social media. Here’s a summary with some of my favourite choconancy comments in italics. online community “Eminds” was where I learned that online relationships can be real, how they get real, and  how they break and fail. online learning together But regardless of the technology,…

By Viv McWaters

TED Talk: Communicating real news

22 June 2009 0

If you are still in any doubt that we are in the midst of phenomenal change, watch this. It’s Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organising Without Organisations, talking about the impact of new technologies. The events in Iran during this last week is the latest in a series of examples…

By Viv McWaters


10 April 2009 0

Last week my skype account was hacked which meant I couldn’t log in. After no response from skype support (and a hilarious email from them wanting feedback on their customer support!) I gave in and created a new account. Now the sidebar with the green ticks is back and I’m gradually reconnecting with my contacts.…

By Viv McWaters