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The 2015 stats are in!

20 Jan

The WordPress.com stats monkeys prepared an annual report for this blog.

Top blog posts in 2015 were: “A.I.: from Sci-Fi to Science reality” and the ever popular older “Speech Recognition for Dummies” and the classic “Voice-activated lift won’t do Scottish! (Burnistoun S1E1 – ELEVEN!“.

Scottish Elevator – Voice Recognition – ELEVEN!

(YouTube – Burnistoun – Series 1 , Episode 1 [ Part 1/3 ])

Voice recognition technology? …  In a lift? … In Scotland? … You ever TRIED voice recognition technology? It don’t do Scottish accents!

🙂

 

So, we had 4,500 unique visitors in 2015! Thank you!

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Check out some more stats in the full WordPress report.

Happy 2016! 🙂

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2014 was mainly about the METALOGUE EU project!

27 Feb

Here’s the WordPress.com 2014 annual report for this blog.

The EU METALOGUE project definitely dominated the year!

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

TEDxSalford 2012: Best of

13 Apr

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since TEDxSalford! TEDxSalford took place on a very sunny Saturday (28th January) at the futuristic Lowry building in Media City, Salford.

I was tweeting for most of the event  and compiled a list of all my relevant tweets and retweets both from the day and in the build-up to the event in this post. Below is the Best of!

TEDxSalford Logo

Tweets – Best of!

Maria Aretoulaki

Jeremy Rifkin: Primitive man’s mind: food, shelter, sex / Modern man’s mind: beer, coffee, apps ! @TEDxSalford http://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_rifkin_on_the_empathic_civilization.html
30 Jan

Maria Aretoulaki

Amy Purdy: If you were writing a book about your life, how would you like it to go? TEDTalk 3 @TEDxSalford #TEDxSalford http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_purdy_living_beyond_limits.html
In reply to TEDxSalford
30 Jan

Maria Aretoulaki

@herbkim @TEDxSalford was mindblowing! So much intellect, so much empathy, so much emotion, all rolled into one. A blog post is in order!
In reply to Herb Kim
30 Jan

“Nothing is impossible.” -@astro_ron #tedxsalford

Retweeted by Maria Aretoulaki

Maria Aretoulaki

Umut Kose: each of us produces 340 million neutrinos per day that reach the farthest corners of the universe #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

Gemma Cameron ‏ @ruby_gem

“Do you remember your first time with the Internet?” #TEDxSalford
Retweeted by Maria Aretoulaki
28 Jan

Maria Aretoulaki

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): old bands prob reform in order to make money to buy their sound recordings off the record labels#TEDxSalford
28 Jan

Maria Aretoulaki

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): that’s what record labels are now – content businesses #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

Maria Aretoulaki 

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): we’ve moved away from BC and AD to BEFORE INTERNET and AFTER INTERNET #TEDxSalford

28 Jan

Maria Aretoulaki

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): the current copyright laws are useless #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

TEDxSalford Programme

 

2012 in review – Not Bad! :)

9 Jan

It’s nice, flashy, and insightful, so I had to repost! 🙂 

Apparently, my Top 5 posts with the most views in 2012 were:

  1. The voice-activated lift won’t do Scottish! (Burnistoun S1E1 – ELEVEN!) 8 COMMENTS July 2010
  2. Speech Recognition for Dummies 20 COMMENTS May 2010
  3. TEDxSalford (28 Jan 2012): 10 hours of mind-blowing inspiration 2 COMMENTS March 2012
  4. TEDxManchester (13 Feb 2012): Best of! 1 COMMENT May 2012
  5. What to do after a PhD? (University of Manchester Pathways 2011) 0 COMMENTS June 2011

Happy New Year! 🙂

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

TEDxSalford (28 Jan 2012): 10 hours of mind-blowing inspiration

18 Mar

2012 can already be dubbed the TEDx year for me, as it’s only mid-March and I have already attended and even contributed to two TEDx events! First up was TEDxSalford in late January and 2 weeks later it was TEDxManchester!

TEDxSalford took place on a very sunny Saturday (28th January) at the futuristic Lowry building in Media City, Salford.

I was tweeting for most of the event  (or when my phone battery was not dead!) and I have compiled below a list of all my relevant tweets and retweets both from the day and in the build-up to the event. I am going to add later on some notes I took while I couldn’t tweet! Hopefully the tweets convey the spirit of  TEDxSalford, which can be summarised as follows: @TEDxSalford was mindblowing! So much intellect, so much empathy, so much emotion, all rolled into one .

TEDxSalford Logo

The Tweets

@ar3toul4ki

Jeremy Rifkin: Primitive man’s mind: food, shelter, sex / Modern man’s mind: beer, coffee, apps ! @TEDxSalford http://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_rifkin_on_the_empathic_civilization.html
30 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

Amy Purdy: If you were writing a book about your life, how would you like it to go? TEDTalk 3 @TEDxSalford #TEDxSalford http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_purdy_living_beyond_limits.html
In reply to TEDxSalford
30 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

@herbkim @TEDxSalford was mindblowing! So much intellect, so much empathy, so much emotion, all rolled into one. A blog post is in order!
In reply to Herb Kim
30 Jan
@ar3toul4ki 

Hello! Great to see you @TEDxSalford ! I’m still buzzing! RT @astrondrew: @ar3toul4ki hello fellow skeptic and tedx person.
28 Jan
TEDxSalford ‏ @TEDxSalford 

The Key A CALL TO ACTION #Tedxsalford
Retweeted by  @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan
Unity Node ‏ @UnityNode

“WE are the story here… the collaboration itself, not the technology – the people who affect real change.” -@astro_ron #tedxsalford
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan
Unity Node ‏ @UnityNode

“Nothing is impossible.” -@astro_ron #tedxsalford
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan
Charlie Buckwell ‏ @charliebuck123

Ron Garan – awe inspiring film of lapping earth, sunrise, moonrise, aurora borealis – #TEDxSalford
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

Unity Node ‏ @UnityNode

“The question is what kind of world do you want?” – @Astro_Ron #tedxsalford http://www.flickr.com/photos/fragileoasis/5585060181/
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan
Gemma Cameron ‏ @ruby_gem

Oh. My. Eyes!!! I just saw an aurora FROM SPACE! S P A C E #TEDxSalford
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan
Ben Davies ‏ @_bendavies

Just met an astronaut! He saw 16 sunrises a day. More importantly, introducing the orbital perspective – http://unitynode.org/ #Tedxsalford
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

@Astro_Ron: people think of something as impossible, just cos it has never been done before. Nothing is impossible! #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

@Astro_Ron: man-made borders distract from the fact that we’re all in this together #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

@Astro_Ron: i came back to earth with a commitment to refuse to accept the status quo #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

@Astro_Ron: you don’t have to be in orbit to have a global perspective #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

Can’t believe I just saw @Astro_Ron speak @TEDxSalford. I’ve been following his tweets from space and later on Earth for ages! #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

Trevor Cox: creating spontaneous bass wobble down the Manchester canal! #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

Trevor Cox: the Beecham Tower hum revisited #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

Trevor Cox: how to create bass wobble by clapping your hands in-between S-shaped walls (Mmm gives me some ideas) : D #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

TEDxSalford ‏ @TEDxSalford

Dr. Umut Kose explaining to the audience what neutrinos are #heavyparticlephysics #TEDxSalford #Manchester
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

Umut Kose: each of us produces 340 million neutrinos per day that reach the farthest corners of the universe #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

Gemma Cameron ‏ @ruby_gem

“Do you remember your first time with the Internet?” #TEDxSalford
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan
TEDxSalford ‏ @TEDxSalford

Tom Hingley talking about the Death of Copyright at #TEDxSalford. Watch the live stream now! #TEDx #TED #Manchester
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki

Tom Hingley: a bleak future where augmented reality rearranges shop shelves to show you what you OUGHT to want to buy #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): old bands prob reform in order to make money to buy their sound recordings off the record labels#TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): that’s what record labels are now – content businesses #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): we’ve moved away from BC and AD to BEFORE INTERNET and AFTER INTERNET #TEDxSalford

28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets): the current copyright laws are useless #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

TEDxSalford Programme

@ar3toul4ki 

Anne Lise Kjaer: good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens but happy kids : ) #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

TEDxSalford ‏ @TEDxSalford

Tomorrow’s World #Tedxsalford
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Anne Lise Kjaer: the triple P bottom line: people, planet and only then profit #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Anne Lise Kjaer: more inclusion with WE-conomics rather than ME-conomics #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Anne Lise Kjaer: our love affair with economic growth hasn’t brought us happiness #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Anne Lise Kjaer: the future is not some place we go to, we have to create it #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Anne Lise Kjaer: we are bombarded by contradictory messages, we have to be fast and efficient but also worry about our health #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

@Jordan_Zadeh ah shame. @TEDxSalford is awesome. Hope you still manage to enjoy yourself
In reply to Jordan Ahmadzadeh
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

@retsillac well being still alive is very convincing : p
In reply to @CnallA
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Benedict Allen: i nearly died 9 times but i didn’t, because of a) PREPARATION and b) BELIEF IN MYSELF #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Benedict Allen: my new indigenous friends were crying as i was leaving+said “the sad thing is no one will be around to bury you”#TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Benedict Allen: when you’re being shot at, you can’t really stop and ask them WHY #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Edward Stafford: I knew I had to keep my sense of humour to keep going, when i actually also knew IT WASN’T FUNNY! #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Edward Stafford: i was tweeting+blogging from the middle of the Amazon all the time. Knew Michael Jackson was dead within 2mins #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

Nathan Rae ‏ @nathanrae

I’m live streaming the #TEDxSalford event at http://www.tedxsalford.com/live  Great speeches so far so check it out!
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Irene Khan: The law of demand and supply applies to justice as well. DEMAND it and you ll get it (eventually) #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

Irene Khan: Violence against women is not a social problem, it’s a human rights problem #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

looking forward to tweeting the awesome speakers ‘ pearls of wisdom #TEDxSalford
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

RT @TEDxSalford: The official twitter hashtag = #TEDxSalford Less than 1 hour to go! #TEDx #TED #Manchester #mediacityuk #Salford
28 Jan

Ed Stafford ‏ @Ed_Stafford 

Speaking at @TEDxSalford at 10:50am. Its being live streamed over the Net at http://www.tedxsalford.com/live  Some great speakers: http://www.tedxsalford.com/event/speakers
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

@Jordan_Zadeh see you around. I’m @The_Lowry all day for @TEDxSalford : )
In reply to Jordan Ahmadzadeh
28 Jan

Gemma Hargreaves ‏ @GemmaHargreaves

Set up for @TEDxSalford at @The_Lowry – what a view! Say hi if you’re here 🙂 http://twitter.com/#!/GemmaHargreaves/status/163186229221924864/photo/1
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

The Lowry - What a View!

sphey1 ‏ @sphey1

The sun is shining so well up for a day of enlightenment at @TEDxSalford today – exciting
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
28 Jan

@ar3toul4ki 

@cubicgarden Yes i should be tweeting furiously all day from @TEDxSalford tomorrow!
In reply to Ian Forrester
28 Jan

TEDxSalford ‏ @TEDxSalford

Dont miss out on an official NASA astronaut appearance in #Manchester this January only at #TEDxSalford. Register now: http://www.tedxsalford.com/event/registration
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki

17 Jan

TEDxSalford ‏ @TEDxSalford

Tickets still available for #TEDx #Salford – check out our speakers lineup: http://www.tedxsalford.com/event/speakers #Manchester #MediaCityUK
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki

15 Jan

TEDxSalford ‏ @TEDxSalford
27 Healthy Habits of Happiness http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/09/18/27-healthy-habits-of-happiness/
Retweeted by @ar3toul4ki
15 Jan

@ar3toul4ki
@jotbe danke danke! #TEDxSalford should be special!

11 Jan

@ar3toul4ki
I’m in! Just got my ticket confirmation! Can’t wait! RT @TEDxSalford: Registrations for #TEDx #Salford still open – http://www.tedxsalford.com/event/registration

11 Jan

@ar3toul4ki
That was close! RT @TEDxSalford: Tickets still available for #TEDxSalford http://tedxsalford.com/event/speakers Astronauts, Scientists, Explorers!

9 Jan

2011 in review – not bad again!

2 Jan

Happy New Year!

Well, 2011 wasn’t bad (see below), so expectations are high for 2012!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.