This week’s digital round up focuses largely on Big Data. Oh dear not that old chestnut!
Well it’s very topical and while purists deny there is any such thing as Big Data – rather that there’s lots and lots of data – I’ll leave it at Big Data for the moment.
In this week’s digital roundup I look at blogs on data, content over SEO, the demise of websites, the resurgence of podcasts and a wearable health solution for cancer.
The first blog is is about Dadaviz, which is being called the YouTube of data visualisation. Dadaviz started out as Wikibrains, a simple web app making simple-to-visualise Wikipedia topics as bubble maps. This has since developed into a data visualisation business as people’s appetite’s for digesting online data through images have increased. The company’s aim is to be a portal for the best visualisation of data content on the web. Not too ambitious then…
Digital networks and technologies offer people and organisations countless ways to communicate and share information with individuals and communities. But for anyone trying to master the dark art of digital engagement, the sheer complexity of what to communicate, how and when, through which channels and on what device can prove overwhelming and off putting.
Below is a slideshow I put together for the communications team at Redbridge Council in Northeast London for their health and social care website.
Digital ecosystem for the community
The brief was to talk through the digital ecosystem surrounding the team’s Mylife community website. Essentially a directory of services for the community. For the team it was important to highlight why different content was required – blogs, videos, podcasts, infographics etc – and how this should be posted onto different social media and bookmarking channels.
The digital news roundup this week is an eclectic mix that includes;
- a look at the rise of podcasting in the age of the smart phone
- mobile content and the development of the Buzzfeed news app
- social media and political extremism
- Christmas and seasonal SEO.