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John Popham
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Attended Henry Mellish, Nottingham
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What would be in your Internet Box? #digitalinclusion #ruralbroadband http://wp.me/ppLRZ-cWn
Reading this story yesterday about how Google is working to improve internet access in Cuba, I was drawn to the description in the latter part of the article about El Paquete Semanal, the “in…
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Councillors and Social Media - Could They be YouTube Stars? http://wp.me/ppLRZ-cVx
This is my second post on my takeaways from this year’s #notwestminster event. It may not be the last. This was the second #notwestminster event, and there have been numerous other events with a si...
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The first #AgeCamp will be on Monday 4th April at the Shay Stadium Halifax #AgeCamp2106 (please share) wp.me/ppLRZ-cUh
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Incredible Digital Storytelling from the front line of the refugee crisis https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/lesbos/
For people fleeing war, poverty and oppression, the narrow slice of the Aegean Sea represents the hope of asylum in Europe.
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Want 1000Mbps #ruralbroadband? Here’s how https://vimeo.com/130634706 #B4RN
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John, someone once sang "they say it's your birthday". At least that's what I have in my calendar. Happy Birthday!
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Sometimes it's better to hide the technology #AgeCamp2016 #AgeingBetter #AgeFriendlyLDs http://wp.me/ppLRZ-cWr
This is a much delayed post that I have been trying to get around to writing for some time. Back in February, I attended a showcase event run by Age Friendly Leeds, under the auspices over the mult…
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#dogcast is back! Using Video for Social Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44iIJounTyw
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Unlocking important stories #housingstories #ukhousing http://wp.me/ppLRZ-cVQ
Yesterday I ran my 4th Digital Storytelling session with the Riverside Group. The first three sessions were with Marketing and Communications staff in Liverpool. Yesterday I worked with a group of …
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Cllr. David Harrington talks how social media increases his engagement with residents #notwestminster #localgov  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AY1Jyhbd5s
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A Manifesto for Social Tech in Later Life  http://wp.me/ppLRZ-cUH
Yesterday I ran a second Connected Christmas event at Lower Edge Day Centre in Rastrick, Calderdale. There was a mixed group of some who were there for a second time, and some new participants. I h...
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Social Media Surgeon, Founder of #twicket and Can't Get Online Week
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I am a Social Media Surgeon, facilitating community development, economic development, business development, and personal development, largely through the power of social media and new technologies.

I am the originator of #twicket, the World’s First Live Broadcast of a Village Cricket Match, conceived as an idea to highlight the need for fast upload speeds on internet connections, and rural broadband issues in general, which quickly became a global phenomenon thanks to the support of Stephen Fry on Twitter.

I help organisations to use social media to improve the way they communicate with their customers, constituents and supporters, particularly, but not exclusively, in the public and voluntary/community sectors. I am a social reporter, helping events and organisations communicate their activities to the world, and I am a founder member of Our Society, the forum for people-led local development. I promote and facilitate the application of modern technologies and social media to society’s issues and problems.

I have worked at senior level on Digital Skills strategy, Digital Inclusion, Public Sector transformation using technology, and the role of ICT in regeneration.  My career includes six years as Director of the South Yorkshire FE colleges’ consortium, and four years as European funding advisor to the FE colleges of Yorkshire & the Humber. Much of my earlier career was spent in the fields of community development and social enterprise, including two years as Chair of Community Enterprise UK.

I have been working hard to establish and spread Social Media Surgeries around Yorkshire & the Humber and the rest of the north of England, and I was a founder member of the Big Society in the North Forum. I am helping to develop the Big Society Social App Store, a suite of online tools designed to make community development easier to do, and I’m working on programmes to harness the power of social media to aid civic engagement and local regeneration.

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