West by West Midlands Social, Saturday 13th March 2010, Birmingham UK

WxWM 2 Panel Audios

Courtesy of the fantastic Rhubarb Radio, here are the panel audios for WxWM 2:

  • Ben Whitehouse – How Contact Leaves a Trace
  • Daniel Cremin, Adam Sylvester and Mark Steadman
  • Dave Harte
  • Gavin Wray – Geotagging Emotions
  • Jon Bounds – Birmingham: it’s Not Shit
  • Jon Hickman
  • Jon Hickman Part II
  • Neil Houston – How to Commit the Perfect Murder
  • Nicky Getgood – Digpuss Launch
  • Nick Booth and Paul Hadley
  • Jaki Booth Debate
  • Paul Taylor Debate
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    WxWM 2 Footage from Nicky Getgood

    Nicky Getgood caught footage of some of the talks at WxWM 2. Check ’em out:

    Rhubarb Radio at WxWM2 from Nicky Getgood on Vimeo.

    John Hickman at WxWM2 from Nicky Getgood on Vimeo.

    Jon Bounds at WxWM2 from Nicky Getgood on Vimeo.

    Ben Whitehouse at WxWM2 from Nicky Getgood on Vimeo.

    Thanks, Nicky!

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    WxWM 2 Broadcasting Live on Rhubarb Radio

    Listen to WxWM live on Rhubarb Radio

    We’re broadcasting WxWM 2 live on Rhubarb Radio from 7pm – 11pm GMT on Thursday 28th May. If you want to catch the action live, tune in online here.

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    WxWM 2 – Thursday 28th May: The Unagenda and other information


    Being the antithesis of anything formal is a tough job, but one we adore. We’ve been approached by a few fantastic folk who are happy to get up and talk – after possibly an intriguing warm-up (hope you’re all feeling limbered up after it) our first speaker will pick up from where we left off at the original WxWM to ease us back into the spirit of rebellion.

    Agenda shmagenda – we run on adrenaline and beer and not by rigid timeframes and stuffy rules, so we’re hoping to keep it all mixed up with speakers, ‘live tweeting’ of topics randomly picked from the throng (so have those questions or topics at the ready) and live cartooning from the excellent Tribune cartoonist Alex Hughes. So make sure you’re lookin’ purdy, as Alex may well capture you in your full glory!

    What to bring

    • Stetson, of course (or if you can don another piece of utterly ridiculous headwear, we’ll go for that. I’m thinking feather fascinators for the boys, then 😀 ). If you’re anti-hat, fear not, we’ll still let you in.
    • A means of connecting to teh internetz that won’t need to use wi-fi. We’re maxing out the broadband to broadcast the event live via Rhubarb Radio, but would love it if those who can bring their own 3G/dongle connection thingummies (phone, laptop, whatever floats your boat) would do so if they want to put the social into media!
    • Those who’ve agreed to bring equipment – please can you be there early so we can have everything set up by no later than 6.40pm. We fancy a beer before it starts!
    • Speakers – if you’ve said you’re running (or might want to run and haven’t mentioned it to us yet) a presentation, please bring whatever equipment you need. There’s a pre-installed projector and screen for speakers, and we’ve had the kind offer of additional projector/screen from Jon Bounds for Alex’s artsing.

    Putting it out there

    Hashtag is #wxwm if you’re tweeting about us. Follow us on Twitter @wxwm. If you can’t join us in person, use Twitterfall to set up a custom search for the #wxwm hashtag and get interacting. Want to just sit back and listen? Watch out for us publicising where to find the audio feed from Rhubarb Radio shortly – it’s the best way to keep up with the action as it happens if you’re not at the event.


    We’ll start at 7pm prompt. WxWM posse will be at the Spotted Dog from about 6pm, so feel free to swing by for a cheeky beer and to muck in if you want to. Would be excellent if everyone could be in the venue by 6.50pm, so you can sneak in a beer and bag a seat. If you’re joining us later, this is fine – just pop in when you’re ready or willing.

    Where are we going, again?

    It’s at The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth (make sure you go to the one in Warwick Street, as there is another Spotted Dog in Digbeth. I found this out last night as my taxi driver took me on a magical mystery tour). Please note, food’s not served at the venue, so please ensure you are suitably fed!


    Any questions? Email us or stick ’em in the comments. Otherwise, we are very much looking forward to seeing you on Thursday night. Yeee-haw!

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    Full Panel Audios


    Courtesy of the fine work of Rhubarb Radio, we now have mp3 audios of each of the panels:

  • Charlie Pinder – Pervasive Invasive
  • We Share Stuff – Digital Inclusion
  • Gemma Harris and Kara Crozier – Blogging, Therapy and Social Inclusion
  • Nick Booth – Me and My Troll
  • Nicky Getgood – A Local Blog for Local People
  • Kasper Sorenson – Social Media, Professional vs Personal
  • Jon Bounds – Internet Memes
  • Antonio Roberts – A Short Introduction to Hacking
  • Andy Mabbett – Web Accessibility
  • Ben Whitehouse – Once Upon a Time
  • Jon Hickman – Social Media MA
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    Nick Booth on Trolls

    O’l poddy on dealing with online dickwads.

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    Coverage of WxWM on Rhubarb Radio: Listen Again

    Mark Steadman‘s been beavering away to edit the recording of WxWM, broadcast on Rhubarb Radio on Saturday. Listen again on the Rhubarb Radio site.

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    Nicky Getgood on Digbeth.org

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    Charlie Pinder on Pervasive Tech

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    WxWM Video

    Courtesy of Andy Parsons

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