Two new websites and help needed

23 Jan

As is my won’t I keep trying to stretch my web wings. The web is a hobby as well as my career so its only natural (I guess) that I branch out from time to time.

The first website is a personal one. Its based around the idea of Lifestreaming:

An online record of a person’s daily activities, either via direct video feed or via aggregating the person’s online content such as blog posts, social network updates, and online photos

I don’t do the video bit but I liked the idea of centralising all the social web stuff I already do at places like Last.fm, livingsocial, Twitter, Tumblr, this blog etc. The best thing about it was that after the design is done I don’t have to do anything else. Its all added via API and RSS.

So – thats here at kevleitch.me.uk should you be interested in my narcissism.

Next up is one I didn’t do but I’ve started contributing to. Its a joint venture by the EU via their EU Elections 2009 website and the offshoot project of that CaféBabel.

Welcome to cafebabel.com, the first multilingual European current affairs magazine, designed for readers across borders. Cafebabel.com revolutionises European media through participatory journalism, providing a unique platform of expression for the ‘eurogeneration’, the first generation living Europe on a day-by-day basis thanks to the Erasmus study exchange programme, the internet and an increasing mobility.

Its quite a cool Euro-friendly thing to be involved in and allows me to blog about autism from a slightly different perspective. Yes I’ll still talk about science and bad science but I’ll be able to talk even more about autism rights in a European political context. I’ll be trying to get as many non-UK EU autistic people to Guest Blog for me as I can (have to be honest though, I only know one guy from mainland Europe – suggestions welcomed!).

That blog is here should you be interested.

And so lastly I need some help. I’m interested in launching a new thing. A new Social media type site but its a biggie. I’d like to have 15 – 20 people to start using it reasonably soon as a closed access Beta. If you’re interested please let me know via email or the contact form.

5 Responses to “Two new websites and help needed”

  1. Socrates January 23, 2009 at 01:33 #

    The kevL site’s pretty cool but the links to LBRB posts lead to black, black pages. Works for me. The text is same colour as background. (Firefox3 on Ubuntu)

    Seriously funky masthead though…

  2. kristina January 23, 2009 at 06:36 #

    great stuff, Kev. I always love finding out about new things…..

  3. Ivar T January 23, 2009 at 15:57 #

    Norway here!

    Although my country is not in the European Union, I am a bit interested.

  4. The Daily Gonzo February 8, 2009 at 16:37 #

    Love the page, especially the tags!
    Very useful!

    Yeah I blog too, I’m German, but I also lived in the U.K. for a few years, so the blog is in English.
    It’s about being an autistic adult, no science reports, or citizen journalism.
    Thought I should mention that, don’t know what kind of writing you’re looking for.
    Incidentally my latest blogpost is a sarcastic dig at my countries monstrous bureaucracy. (Hello EU! :P)

  5. Yagnaroopaya February 14, 2009 at 14:54 #

    Hello Guru, what entice you to post an article. This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

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