#B2B4ME: Back to Blogging

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 16/09/14

B2B once meant ‘Business to Business’. After the first online bubble popped, it became ‘Back to Banking’ (alongside its close cousin ‘Back to Consulting’), as legions beat a retreat to the safety of corporate life. And now, perhaps, it means Back to Blogging, and apparently not just for me. After experimenting blogging on Google+ and/or [...]

Blogging on LinkedIn, or Paying on Facebook? (Updated)

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 02/06/14
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Since trying and half-rejecting Google+ and Tumblr, I’ve been accepted as a LinkedIn blogger. At least I never bothered with Facebook. [6/6/14: Updated re: LinkedIn stats, below] [30/6/2014: LinkedIn just lost my most recent draft. Abandoning ship - see LinkedIn: Amateurish tools for professional blogging] Last summer I rethought my online presence, trying and discarding [...]

Dialogue of the deaf: interpreting the election results (updated)

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 26/05/14
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Over 70% of EU voters did not vote for the EU. Where now? Update, 7/9/14: via Chris Whitehouse – apparently the figures are slightly worse – “the updated numbers, published on the Parliament website, show that turnout across the EU struggled to reach 42.54% in 2014, well below the 43.1% initially announced” There will no doubt [...]

BloggingPortal, meet conTEXT

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 13/05/14
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Recent conversations on how Apache Stanbol, an EC research project, could both support the BloggingPortal reboot and use it to expand its language coverage led me to conTEXT, which “… allows to semantically analyze text corpora (such as blogs, RSS/Atom feeds, Facebook, G+, Twitter or SlideWiki.org decks) and provides novel ways for browsing and visualizing the [...]

BloggingPortal, meet Apache Stanbol

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 28/02/14
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Well, plus ca change – absolutely none of the things some BloggingPortal editors said we’d do after our meeting in January have been done, apart from our own posts and what Stefan did, which is ironic given that he told us he had no time to do anything. But maybe there wasn’t much point: we [...]

On ‘blogging, content discovery and the EU public sphere’

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 14/02/14
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This post started out as a comment to Blogging, content discovery and the European public sphere, Kosmopolito’s post marking Bloggingportal’s 5th birthday (all posts and more). However Kosmo, one of the old guard of EU bloggers (and currently jobhunting, btw) raised more than a couple of good questions, so my comment needed a larger home. [...]

FactCheck EU or Grilling Kippers?

Tonight I’ll be toddling along to Grilling Kippers, a UKIP-focused anti-Eurosceptic campaign from deep within the Brussels Bubble. When I first heard about this, my initial reaction was to worry about the backfire, that the sight of a bunch of elite Brussels Bubble types goading UKIP supporters will reinforce their EU persecution complex. Of course, [...]

BloggingPortal + PressEurop = ?

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 26/01/14
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[Happy Birthday, BloggingPortal! For the birthday present, scroll down] Last Thursday I finally caught up with Eric Maurice of PressEurop, which recently had its plug pulled by the EC following their decision to cancel its renewal tender some weeks after publishing it (sign the change.org petition, check out the team’s  volunteer blog). For those who [...]

Getting into gear or false dawn?

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 25/01/14

For BloggingPortal’s 5th birthday, a short report from those of us who want to see its 6th. Last Saturday a handful of Editors – Macarena (@MacarenaRG), Andreas (@kosmopolit), Alia (@Eurocentrique), Jon (@JonWorth), Stefan (@stefanhapper), Ronny (@ronpatz), Ralf (@RalfGrahn) and myself – got together in the offices of Transparency International to discuss the reboot ideas I’ve [...]

EU public sphere blogtour: half full, or half empty?

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 14/01/14
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Kübler-Ross You can go for months without a good post on the EU public sphere, and then a whole bunch come along at once. As I prepare for this Saturday’s meeting of those BloggingPortal Editors who can be bothered to attend a discussion on rebooting it, I thought I’d do a quick blogtour of those [...]

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