Benjamin Ellis

Jamin on the Net

On the road…

The last few months have been spent in the office, with a break for a wonderful holiday in Italy that taught me many things! A new Milestone Planner release is imminent, and SocialOptic’s survey tool has gone through some massive growth, so it is time to get back out on the road. The next few weeks […]

Posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago at 11:08 am. Add a comment

Life – Incomprehensible Without Time

How do you understand your life? Or, more importantly, do you understand how you understand your life? It is impossible to start to make sense of until we understand the impact of time on it. It is an impact that isn’t always obvious, and that very few are consciously aware of. Here is what three […]

Posted 3 months ago at 2:19 pm. Add a comment

Future Organisations – ResponsiveOrg

This week is definitely the week to get back to blogging. The last week has been a flurry of activity looking at what the future organisation might (and should) be like. Wednesday saw the restart of the Social Business Sessions at Yammer’s UK HQ, and Saturday saw the first ResponsiveOrg unconference, with around 40 sessions on how […]

Posted 5 months, 1 week ago at 5:47 pm. 2 comments

Terrifying Consumers

I am sure you have seen the Carrie promotional video prank. If you haven’t here you go: terrify yourself. There has been a lot of debate about whether the people in the shop were actors or just bystanders (and that debate also added to the spread of the video). Marketeers are in a continually escalating battle […]

Posted 11 months, 1 week ago at 1:27 pm. Add a comment

Does More Data Mean Better Decisions

So this post is partly in response to a comment from Roland Harwood asking about 23andMe, but mostly me thinking out loud about data and risks. While this post is in response to the data generated by 23andMe, it is applicable to almost any isolated set of data. 23andMe, if you haven’t heard of it, […]

Posted 12 months ago at 1:54 pm. 4 comments

Internet of Things

A few very cool open sourced hardware projects in the Internet of Things space this week. The Chrome Web Lab exhibition at the London Science Museum concluded yesterday, but Google have released the plans for a couple of the projects: the Universal Orchestra and Sketchbots. The first, Web Lab Orchestra, allows multiple users to control hardware that plays physical instruments, collaboratively and […]

Posted 1 year, 2 months ago at 9:22 am. Add a comment