Monthly Archives: January 2016

Christmas Shopping survey updated

A quick thank you This is to say thank you to everyone who completed the Christmas Shopping questionnaire for me. The current, and likely final, total is 64 respondents. As the infogr.am figures were part of a Uni project (and the marks have yet to be published) I have not updated or changed those.  The… Read More »

Research facts – story spoilers

Primary research I have carried out suggests that journalistic staples in the Christmas build up differ from reality. Recently on Storify I published two posts, the first outlining how journalists predicted Christmas rail misery, and the second describing how shopper behaviour impacts on retailers.  In the background, I also posted two research questionnaires  surrounding those… Read More »

Micro-blogging – Twitter

Micro-blogging with Twitter Two years ago I didn’t tweet; now through micro-blogging, I do so on an almost daily basis, therefore a reflection is appropriate.  This definition of a microblog from PCMag’s encyclopedia of terms  undoubtedly describes how I use Twitter; “A blog that contains brief entries about the daily activities of an individual or… Read More »

Using Storify

Using Storify This reflection is about using Storify from the position of an absolute beginner for the creation of a Storify based mini-blogsite. Ease of use? The obvious first question to be answered therefore is “how easy is it to sign up and use?”  The signing up process was easy; to use perhaps less so,… Read More »

Public sector pay

Public sector pay Has the government got a clue when it comes to fundamental issues around public sector pay?  I admit I am biased, I am a retired local government officer and have relatives and friends still currently employed in the NHS and local government.  Recent news coverage however makes you wonder about the competence… Read More »

Legal constraints on blogging

Legal constraints on railway bloggers Legal constraints do not often come to mind when writing about railway matters. I am a transport historian with an interest also in modern railways.  The law rarely impacts on that interest.  Although transport photographers have occasionally had issues over interpretation of photography rights by heavy handed security officers, and… Read More »