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BloggingPortal, meet Apache Stanbol NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
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...
On ‘blogging, content discovery and the EU public sphere’ NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 2 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
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 curre...
FactCheck EU or Grilling Kippers? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
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...
BloggingPortal + PressEurop = ? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
[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 a...
Getting into gear or false dawn? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
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),...
EU public sphere blogtour: half full, or half empty? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 39 Minutes ago
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 o...
All hail the Pirates NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
How nice to see a positive answer to the perennial question: “Where are the MEPs?”. In the left corner, the European Commission launches Public Consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules, where stakeholders are asked to download...
Network anatomy of the EU online public sphere NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The above image is from Drake Baer‘s FastCompany article “Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends”, which is all about networking for career success, something I’ve never done and am very unlikely to start. Nevert...
Hashtag Europe: the Developers’ Cut NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours ago
This video is aimed at developers interested in combining: machine translation, automatic semantic analysis, human curation faceted search and social media to create a machine-assisted multilingual content curation engine for longform content. The 15...
A brief history – and future – of the tag in Europe NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
I think I laughed out loud when I saw the theme of this year’s Brussels Twestival (Facebook page, @BRUTwestival): This year Brussels’ own Twestival #BRUTwestival will be focusing on the theme of storytelling with the use of our new best f...
Hashtag Europe dans one minute de video en franglais, wireframes compris! NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Pour le Journée Européenne du blogging multilingue, a video of one minute (waltz) length sur the bloggingportal.eu reboot, avec une “first look” à les wireframes et pas un mot dans mon accent francais de vache espagno...
Competition: rebrand bloggingportal NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
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. F...
EU blogging by the numbers: 317k+ posts, 21 languages NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
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 f...
How faceted search will help build the EU Online Public Space NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Months, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
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 f...
FAQAOs on BloggingPortal Rebooted NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
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...
Where to find me NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
With BlogActiv feeling a bit creaky, I spent the summer taking a hard look at Google+ and Tumblr, and integrated my GTD (Getting Things Done) system with my online presence. Tumblr vs Google+ vs WordPress Tumblr disappointed – it’s more F...
Sketches on the Metro: rebooting Bloggingportal? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
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 it became clear that the lack of decision-making process...
On Esperanto for the EU online public sphere NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Ceci n’est pas une relaunch of this blog. It’s just that Ronny’s post (How the dominance of English kills the European debate) has been largely hijacked by Esperantists, and I need more space to react than that provided by Twitter.
2012 Annual review: closing this blog NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Time for my 3rd, and perhaps last, annual review. The idea of an Annual Review is to look back over the preceding 12 months of posts every May and to reflect on if and how my thinking on the European online public space had evolved to “ensure I dev...
Defining the Bubble from different perspectives NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Year, 11 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Dear Ronny, Your comment to my comment to your post criticising my post was long enough – rather than adding an even longer comment to the end, I thought I’d offer myself a little more space and formatting by posting my reply here. I know...