Dan Morris’ session on UK Teens & the Web was one of my favourites of the day, which you can see from my frantically scribbled notes (below). Dan’s working for a semi-autonomous BBC unit which produces online content for teenagers, and had some really interesting insights to share from his experience and some research they’d commissioned recently. The insights from their mainly subjective survey (in that the methodology was to meet with teenagers and talk with them, rather than quantative research) painted a picture which differed from the one which, I think, many of us assume is correct.
I’ve just felt sufficiently exercised to write to my MP, about the UK government charging for information they’ve collected with our (the UK taxpayers) money. For example, I’m doing a location based events search for Arts & Kids. The data underpinning this has been collected by OS and the Royal Mail, using tax payers money, and yet the charity is having to pay for it in order to provide a free service to UK citizens.
Finally I get around to updating my site to use something more sophisticated than hand written HTML. It’s a start.
Things that were on the left are (probably) on the right now. Oh, apart from Dress-a-Doll which gets it’s own link above.
The hidden form you need to transfer a domain away from UK2.net: