Author Archives: johnpopham

About johnpopham

Facilitator at http://www.johnpopham.com Social Media training and advice. Ran #twicket. Digital Inclusion. Live video streaming. Rural Broadband. Campaign for Free Hospital Wifi. http://uk.linkedin.com/in/johnpopham

21st Century Meetings

I am hearing reports that papers for meetings of Clinical Commissioning Groups, which are key bodies within the new structure of the NHS, are routinely running to more than 500 pages. How on earth can anyone be expected to absorb … Continue reading

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“Restrict social media access and you may lose your followers”

I’m inspired by something Mike Clark said in this post on Shirley Ayres‘ blog. In one of the points in Mike’s excellent post about digital leadership he suggests: “Restrict social media access and you may lose your followers” I think this … Continue reading

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Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary thinks Social Media is a waste of time

Thanks to Helen Reynolds for highlighting this story on Twitter. Apparently, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary thinks Social Media is a waste of time. He said: “Those who participate in social media and blogs and so on are people who’ve got time on … Continue reading

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The perils of not looking where you are going

This is a rare post from me which is probably not going to relate much to what I do for a living. Well, it might not, any way. Do you remember how you spent Millennium Night? I do. I spent … Continue reading

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Why switch social media off when you leave the office?

This week has been that time when the part-time users of social media have “turned it back on” after their Christmas break. I find this quite annoying, mainly because it means that those of us who don’t turn it off … Continue reading

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365 Goodwill

Happy New Year. So, the festive season is coming to an end, and things are returning to normal, although I suspect many people will not yet be back to work. I have a great ambivalence about what I call “forced … Continue reading

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Live-streaming Council Meetings

I really should have got round to writing about this earlier. I did some work recently with Wakefield Council to help them to live stream their Council meetings. I gave them an insight into my live-streaming methods, we worked together to … Continue reading

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Another Sociable Organisation

I spent a very enjoyable day today delivering some social media training to the Muir Group Housing Association at their head office in Chester. Muir Group is an organisation that has aspirations to be a sociable organisation, and today was a … Continue reading

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Social Media and Social Change – reaching the people at the top

How many more reports do we need telling us that publicly funded services, charity sector & #socent need to make more use of #socialmedia! — Shirley Ayres (@shirleyayres) December 2, 2013 This is a response to a plaintive tweet from … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Inclusion, Innovation, Local Government, Older People, Public Services, Rural, Social Housing, Social Media, Technology and Older People | 17 Comments

HUGO Launch – all events should be like this

I believe in practicing what you preach. And yesterday was a prime example of that. I did one of my presentations about Digital Storytelling and its role in digital inclusion at the launch of the HUGO project in Leeds. As … Continue reading

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