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Albert Freeman
Works at City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Attended University of Salford
Lives in Bradford
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Do you have videos embedded on your intranet? If so, are the videos hosted locally on your server, YouTube, Vimeo or elsewhere?

We plan to make some short videos to help staff get to grips with new ICT systems. We want to embed these videos on our intranet, but we don't really want the videos to be seen in the wild.

I always favour hosting videos somewhere like YouTube or Vimeo. But the privacy settings of neither of those networks quite give us full control.
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Yep. Don't ask :-)
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15 miles across, containing more matter than our sun, spinning up to 40,000 times per minute…mind boggling!
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I made my first animated GIF today. It was quite painless. There's scope for using GIFs for "how to" animations in LocalGov. A simple, quick, cheap way to animate. Anybody else got any examples to share?
In the latest update to our mobile app you can now delete more than one alert at once. In fact you can now delete all alerts at the same time. Lots of people have been using our app to get alerts a...
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No but I want to now!
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Today I learnt there is actually a web version of WhatsApp. I didn't know that. This opens up more potential for using it in LocalGov.
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Ah, https://web.whatsapp.com is the link. Doesn't work in IE.
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From my 2007 radio session with Broken Family Band
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Broken Family Band - Devil In The Details (BCB Session)
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Anyone else had a FOI request from Twitter UK asking for polling station data? If so, how have you responded?
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Super, thanks so much!  I hope some of you from councils that have provided data will encourage those who are less keen :) 
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Would you (or do you) give senior managers access to your main corporate Twitter account so that they can tweet from events?
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+Viki Harris good idea about getting them to learn the ropes on their own account first. I would be slightly anxious about being able to say to one AD "yes you can" but to another AD "sorry, we don't think you are quite competent enough"!

About security, another option would be for us to invest in extra HootSuite logins. Then none of them would have full admin access to Twitter.
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I went for a spin and this is what I saw. The timing of the City Hall bells was pure chance.
 
Take a look at the views from Bradford's giant wheel

We took a phone round the giant wheel on a sunny day, and this is what we saw.

#bradford   #bigwheel   #giantwheel  
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Thanks +2yardsmedia :)
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I before E except after C ... and 66 other exceptions

Rules are made to be broken. ;)
A few years ago I looked up all the words that don't conform to the I before E except after C rule of English spelling. I found more words than I had expected. I ended up writing a short tale conta...
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Anyone looked into integrating Facebook's new Messenger tools for business with LocalGov? There's potential use for customer service issues.
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Of several "register to vote online" messages, the following has been the most successful for Bradford Council. Feel free to copy it for your council:

Sunday morning checklist:
1) make cup of tea
2) register to vote: http://t.co/BXpZtgOlzo
3) drink cup of tea

Originally shared here:
https://twitter.com/bradfordmdc/status/579588355165433857
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2 more of my old BCB session tracks now on SoundCloud, both by The Twilight Sad
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The Twilight Sad - And She Would Darken The Memory (BCB Session)
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  • University of Salford
    Popular Music and Recording, 1995 - 1998
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Male
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Musician, record collector and digital communications professional
Introduction
I work for Bradford Council, developing the council's digital communications with a focus on improving self-service options.

I make music as one fifth of Wilful Missing, and sometimes solo as Our Albert.  I present a music programme on on BCB 106.6FM in Bradford, and also enjoy taking the odd photo.
Bragging rights
I once won a pencil for my dancing at a school disco. More recently I've had a photo displayed in an exhibition at Tate Britain, had music featured in Waterloo Road, and have been nominated for a Radio Academy award.
Work
Occupation
Digital Communications Development Officer
Employment
  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
    Digital Communications Development Officer, 2013 - present
  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
    DIVA Database Officer, 2007 - 2013
  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
    Customer Support Assistant, 2006 - 2013
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Bradford
Previously
York - Bradford - Leytonstone - Salford - Manchester - Sheffield - Swindon
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+44 7906 166811
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Room 420, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY
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