Blogtour: The Hungarian Presidency opens up the Council (updated)

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 12/03/11

A few weeks before the Hungarian media storm broke late last year, the BloggingPortal editors were contacted by the (then upcoming) Hungarian Presidency team, seeking ideas for how they could cooperate with the Euroblogosphere. Being a loosely-at-best organised gang of volunteers, it took us a while to respond. To their immense credit, the Presidency team [...]

Welcome to my world (part 2): The Information Firehose (updated)

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 19/07/10

How do you sort through the firehose of information coming at you every day? Soon after starting this blog I posted about the toolset I was using to manage information, figuring that if enough eurobloggers used the same tools we could easily coordinate our efforts and help each other out. Typically, everyone uses a different [...]

Groups in EU social media: not so ridiculously easy

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 05/03/10

A while back I and a number of others were blogging about how a very light, bottom-up usage of Web2-style tools and techniques (bloggingportal, delicious, tagging, google alerts, etc.) could help build links between national and EU online discussions and develop the slowly emerging European public space. The importance of this was brought home to [...]

More cool visualisation tools

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 07/12/09

Every now and then I see a neat new ways for displaying complex information simply and my inner child comes out. It really delights me that there are software and design geniuses out there, working together to provide visualisation tools for mere plebs like me to use. If I ever get the time. So, following [...]

Visualising complexity

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 04/10/09

I started out as a science journalist before moving to Europe, so I’ve always loved explaining complex things. Unfortunately, although I love words, they’re often not enough – nothing beats an infographic, or better a narrated animation, to really get complex things across. Unfortunately, I’m a rubbish artist, so until recently all I could do [...]

Survey: What’s in your toolkit?

Posted by Mathew Lowry on 29/08/09

It’s been a long break from blogging. A month’s holiday offline in Australia had something to do with it, but mainly it’s been a summer of thinking about applying online community management to EU policies and programmes; catching up on three months’ worth of For Immediate Release podcasts on my new phone; and exploring and [...]

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