BBC Question Time “Extra Guest” – On Twitter…

For some time, BBC Question Time has benefitted from an active online live commentariat via SMS/text messages displayed on a lower third ticker, and on on Twitter around the #bbcqt hashtag. Now, via @federicacocco, I notice that BBC Question Time has a new Twitter account associated with it, @BBCExtraGuest: Here’s some sort of confirmation, from … Continue reading “BBC Question Time “Extra Guest” – On Twitter…”

“Visualising” High Frequency Trading With Sound (Sonification)

Over the summer, an episode of one of my favourite audio/radio programmes, the OU co-produced Radio 4 programme More or Less included a package on high frequency trading. To illustrate how fast high frequency trading works, the programme used a beautiful bit of sonification (the audio equivalent of a graphical data visualisation). You can listen … Continue reading ““Visualising” High Frequency Trading With Sound (Sonification)”

OU Social Media Strategy is a Blast to the Past?!

Readers over a certain age, ex-pats included, will probably remember (hopefully with fondness) a time when the only TV programmes on air in the early hours or on weekend mornings were OU broadcast items on the BBC: From time to time, (eg OERs: Public Service Education and Open Production), I’ve thought that was the actual … Continue reading “OU Social Media Strategy is a Blast to the Past?!”

Guardian Telly on Google TV… Is the OU There, Yet?

A handful of posts across several Guardian blogs brought my attention to the Guardian’s new Google TV app (eg Guardian app for Google TV: an introduction (announcement), Developing the Google TV app in Beta (developer notes), The Guardian GoogleTV project, innovation & hacking (developer reflection)). Launched for the US, initially, “[i]t’s a new way to … Continue reading “Guardian Telly on Google TV… Is the OU There, Yet?”

Augmenting OU/BBC Co-Pro Programme Data With Semantic Tags

For what it’s worth, I’ve been looking over some of the programmes that the OU co-produces with the BBC to see what sorts of things we might be able to do in Linked Data space to make appropriate resources usefully discoverable for our students and alumni. With a flurry of recent activity appearing on the … Continue reading “Augmenting OU/BBC Co-Pro Programme Data With Semantic Tags”

Time, Yet, for Twitter Captions on BBC iPlayer Content?

A couple of days ago, the Guardian reported a quote from Dimblebobs about Question Time being bigger than X-Factor on Twitter (How Question Time got as big as The X Factor on Twitter); so when are we going to see optional Twitter captions made available, either in real time, or on catch-up services such as … Continue reading “Time, Yet, for Twitter Captions on BBC iPlayer Content?”

Searching the Backchannel – Martin Bean, OU VC, Twitter Captioned at JISC10

Other Martin’s been at it again, this time posting JISC10 Conference Keynotes with Twitter Subtitles. The OU’s VC, Martin Bean, gave the opening keynote, and I have to admit it really did make me feel that the OU is the best place for me to be working at the moment :-) … though maybe after … Continue reading “Searching the Backchannel – Martin Bean, OU VC, Twitter Captioned at JISC10”

Scheduling Content Round the Edges – Supporting OU/BBC Co-Productions

Following the broadcast of the final episode of The Virtual Revolution, the OU/BBC co-produced history of the web, over the weekend, and the start today of the radio edit on BBC World Service, here are a few thoughts about how we might go about building further attention traps around the programme. Firstly, additional content via … Continue reading “Scheduling Content Round the Edges – Supporting OU/BBC Co-Productions”