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It’s not strictly necessary to rebrand bloggingportal, but everyone I’ve spoken to thinks it’s a good idea, so why not have a little competition? This is more about coming up with a neat idea than holding a design competition yet. For example, here’s an idea sketched out on the metro using my trusty Note2: Got… » read more

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Data from bloggingportal.eu, extracted by BrusselsBlogger, gives some idea of the dominance of English as a blogging language on EU policy. It is actually probably lower than most in the Brussels Bubble would guess. The headline figures and a graph follow, or just grab the data (Google spreadsheet). Total blogs currently followed: 1116 Of this… » read more

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Some of the comments to my initial post showed me that I have to show, not tell, what I mean when I refer to technologies like semantic analysis and faceted search. So, a quick video about faceted search and the role it could play in helping people find opinions and ideas on EU policy via… » read more

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7/10/13: I received a couple of interesting reactions to the post about rebooting BloggingPortal, but as some of them were by email I decided to reply in FAQAO (Frequently Asked Questions And Objections) format, which I just invented, in case others have the same questions. If I get more I’ll probably just edit this post,… » read more

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Update (13/10/2013): This post has generated a few questions & objections, which I’ve answered in a constantly updated FAQAO post. All posts on the Bloggingportal Reboot are tagged bloggingportal2. — As I’ve mentioned now and then (e.g., BloggingPortal’s 3rd birthday, 2012), a desultory conversation amongst Bloggingportal editors dragged on for several years, before dying after… » read more

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Apparently tomorrow – apart from being Australia Day – is BloggingPortal’s 3rd birthday. What does it’s state tell us about the EU Online Public Space? How many more friends can I lose anyway? [Update: read a blogtour of 11 other posts celebrating this auspicious occasion] BloggingPortal’s USP is deceptively simple: if you want to know… » read more

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Next Tuesday (14/6) I’ll be running a short panel with Gergely Polner, spokesman for the HU Presidency of the Council of EU, three other BloggingPortal editors (Joe Litobarski, Alia Papageorgiou and Ronny Patz), and Dr Mark Pack, one of the editors of Lib Dem Voice in the UK, on “why there isn’t a bigger and… » read more

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2011 Annual Review

Time for my second Annual Review. Try to curb your enthusiasm. The idea of an Annual Review started last year with the BloggingPortal-inspired EU Blogging Carnival, held in May. I thought then it’d be interesting to look back over the preceding 12 months of posts and to reflect on if and how my thinking on… » read more

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