Social Media And Rural Internet Connectivity Projects At Conkers

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A slideshow (without soundtrack) about a tweetup organized in the heart of the national forest. the first eco and sustainability tweetup at conkers.

http://me.dm/link/rural - for the quicktime version with no audio. overdubbed audio version coming soon.

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Social Media And Rural Internet Connectivity Projects At Conkers

  1. 1. ss social media and rural internet connectivity @philcampbell from me.dm Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  2. 2. ss social media and rural internet connectivity @philcampbell from me.dm Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  3. 3. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  4. 4. basics. ★ 36 years young ★ i live in derbyshire ★ freelance consultant ★ adorable daughter (2 and a bit) ★ compulsive social networker ★ active on the internet for 17+ years ★ videoblogger for 3 years ★ build mashups for web 2.0 companies ★ daily 10 minute show “audiogravity” ★ early adopter on twitter since october 2006 ★ 20 years + in computing ★ utilizing my http://me.dm (blog) ★ created the http://ammoboxproject.com ★ part launched the http://conkertu.com project Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  5. 5. how it all came about.. . all from twitter. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  6. 6. how it all came about.. . all from twitter. ★ @hedgewytch suggested me to @zerocredit_uk ★ me and emma (@zerocredit_uk) met for coffee ★ i melt emmas brain with all things social media about zerocredit ★ original idea emma wanted to talk about we never did. ★ instead we have coffee again at conkers and decide to do a tweet-up at conkers bringing together sustainability and environmental authoritative people in this space with ★ my mind starts to think about interesting applications for this national forest ambient place on my doorstep. ★ conkertu.com is created ★ tumblr is used as free hosting platform for a blog - we build a custom theme for it and start work on a geo media map. ★ crowdsource basic sponsoring, food and conkers agree to allow us to host it donating space and coffee. ★ we do all of this in four weeks. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  7. 7. CONKERTU LAUNCHED 28th November 2k9 the first sustainability/eco uk tweetup in the geographic heart of the national forest. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  8. 8. . . erm, what i was actually thinking at the time. ‘a chance redirection on twitter that had me spending four weeks working on the potential to change the local economy in a rural location by bringing together the local community parishes to crowdsource a fast fibre connection whilst enabling the parishes to communicate better’ Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  9. 9. 'the long here, the big now and other tales of the networked city' adam greenfield | http://speedbird.wordpress.com http://share.ovi.com/media/nokiaopenlab08.nokiaopenlab08/nokiaopenlab08.10033 Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  10. 10. a video/visual directory for locality geo tagging and media making. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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  12. 12. so why did i get involved in the project? Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  13. 13. so why did i get involved in the project? ‘it looks like any enemies space weapon from a james bond film with solar panels’ Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  14. 14. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  15. 15. the search for connectivity ‘dreaming of HD open air theatre’ Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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  17. 17. connectivity issues hyperlocal but not communicating. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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  19. 19. the great fibre provider Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  20. 20. http://posterous.com Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  21. 21. digital inclusion hyperlocally http://posterous.com Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  22. 22. http://moirafirestation.posterous.com Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  23. 23. raise awareness of local issues http://moirafirestation.posterous.com Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  24. 24. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  25. 25. but why would they want it? - speed ( most places barely get 1meg) - cost (10 meg up and down - £30) a month - build realtime communities - interactive at conkers - communicate events more often - hyperlocal business directory - realtime ordering, tracking and delivery. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  26. 26. crowdsourcing the fibre Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  27. 27. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  28. 28. http://kickstarter.com - crowdsource funding Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  29. 29. transparent technology to drive local economy Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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  32. 32. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  33. 33. what could be done? - local suppliers from bakers & farmers - local couriers and gps tracking - enhance interactive offering at conkers - network local stores with their promotions - tweet’a’box - arduino based - HD live streaming from outdoor events - provide more bandwidth to local companies Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  34. 34. local small content producers realtime & hyperlocal Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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  36. 36. so what’s next. - regular meetings with local community - create ‘ranger’ blog presence - international/us kickstarter fibre funding - raise sponsoring for tweetabox @ conkers - speak to bakertweet about equipment - solar powered wireless access points - mockup a portal layout for the locality - find a local baker & farmer to install bakertweet style boxes for tweet testing Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  37. 37. ‘all comes down to money’ Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  38. 38. ‘all comes down to money’ Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  39. 39. Wednesday, 9 December 2009
  40. 40. thanks! ★ http://twitter.com/philcampbell ★ 07590 602896 ★ me@me.dm ★ http://me.dm ★ http://me.dm/link/rural [QT] Wednesday, 9 December 2009

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