New features in the Stickyworld 1.20 release

Release 1.20 is coming soon to all Stickyworld portals. This is a major upgrade with some big performance boosts. In this post I'll describe some of the major benefits and features we've included in this new release. I hope you find them informative, and please tweet questions @Stickyworld or comment below.  To compensate for the fact this post covers technical benefits, we've included screenshots of the cat videos  :).  My dev team uses these when testing and we're sure you'll love them.  Read on to get the details on the release.

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Topics: Software updates

How to edit the location of tweets and comments in 5 easy steps!

If you have recently organised a twitter walkabout you may have noticed that some of your tweets are not showing up in the right place on your map page. It may be because the author of the tweet hasn't enabled the precise locations settings on Twitter. Twitter have recently introduced 'precise location' as a new feature,  and this must be enabled when your participants are creating tweets.  I explained  how to set location settings in Twitter  in a previous post and I've now updated this. Make sure to let your participants know at the start of any walkabout and test out your tweets.

But say you do have a lot of tweets mapped in Stickyworld but you now find they are not in the right place, don't worry as you can now edit the location of your tweet. In fact, as an organiser you can now edit or add the location of any comment if you know what it is in 5 easy steps. Read on to learn how.  

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Topics: How to

How to create and upload your own welcome video

Some organisers like to make a short welcome video for their projects. These can be helpful in giving more information or instructions to your participants.

Stickyworld is able to reference YouTube videos, including unlisted videos. This has proved a quick and easy method for serving a clear and engaging video, helping your participants understand the key reasons for them to participate in your project.

This step by step guide will give you a clearer understanding of how it's done.


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Topics: How to

Walk this May in National Walking Month using Twitter and your own free Stickyworld.


May is National Walking Month in UK, organised by the charity Living Streets. All over the country people will be getting their walking shoes on, for Walk to Work week and Walk to School week. Not only is walking good for you, it's a way for you to take a little more notice of the place you live in and think about how it could be preserved or improved.

So if you're feeling energetic and you are interested in improving your neighbourhood, why not organise a walkabout  with Stickyworld and Twitter. We are offering free portals for a whole year for groups that wants to try out our walkabout method this May.  Read on to learn more and how you can become the local "digital walkabout expert" .

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Topics: News, Research and practice, Walkabouts

It's National Apprenticeship Week! Could more digital apprentices help with their local community engagement projects?

This week is National Apprenticeship Week in the UK.  In September, Stickyworld hired their first Digital Marketing apprentice - which was me!

It can take a lot of time and focus to manage your communications and use digital tools effectively. Meanwhile, there are 1000's of young people keen to learn and apply new digital communications skills and get a foot on the career ladder.  Who knows, they could even be living down the end of the street from you? Most of them likely haven't considered connecting with your group so maybe there's an opportunity for them to engage in a way that is mutually beneficial, and which might lead to you growing your engagement team with continuous digital engagement going forward? Read on to consider some new ideas for the benefits and methods of resourcing digital engagement for your community group with the help of an apprentice who will work hard to develop their skills every day.

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Topics: News

How to use location settings with Twitter in 6 easy steps.

Twitter provides a great app for anyone wishing to capture a photo and its location. Working with just a small group of people armed with modern smart phones, it is possible to capture an entire local area in map based photos within a couple of hours. If you are thinking about using Twitter in this way, it is however important to recognise that not everyone knows how to tweet with their location settings turned on.

We are lauching our new Twitter walkabout features later this spring, but whether you plan to organise a Twitter Walkabout yourself, or whether you are just interested in how geo-located tweets actually work, this blog takes you through a step-by-step approach for adding a location to a tweet from wherever you post it.

After reading this post you'll know exactly how to do this for yourself and also confident to show others.

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Topics: How to, Walkabouts

We're updating Stickyworld to 1.17.

From Monday, we will make an update to all Stickyworld accounts to run on our 1.17 release. There is nothing to do, you should see changes when you next visit your accounts. This release includes an improved design to the public portal page and improvements to the landing page for a room. We've also added a new 'people' page listing the organisers and participants who have joined your room. Read on for an overview of this release.

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Topics: Software updates, News

Crofton and Honor Oak Park Historic Twitter Walkabout

Last Saturday, January 31st, Kay from Mapping Futures organised a local Twitter Walkabout around Crofton and Honor Oak Park, and I went along to give moral and technical support. Read on to learn what I learnt from this event, and how you can organise this activity yourself in your area.

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Topics: News, Research and practice

Announcing our latest release, 1.16.

Last month we updated all organisation accounts to use our 1.16 release. This release is packed with many features which we explain below.

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Topics: Software updates

About Stickyworld

Stickyworld is a participation platform for managing stakeholder involvement in your projects.

We blog about different participation methods, hightlight customer projects, share how-tos and news on software updates and research and development.

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