Monthly Archives: November 2010

Links for teens

Over the last year, I’ve been working with a group of teenagers from north London schools in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympics. My charge was to teach them how to blog. As I’ve previously posted, they were naturals.

Recently, I’ve started with a new batch of kids, and each time we’ve met I’ve given them a few blogs and links to use as inspiration. I thought I’d share them here. If anyone out there is looking for decent, teen-friendly content, perhaps these will help.

The Style Rookie
Tinchy Stryder’s blog
Charlie McDonnell’s YouTube channel
Listen to Africa
The Football Ramble
Foodie at Fifteen
Out With the In Crowd
Sea of Shoes
Pitch Invasion
The Cool Hunter
Graphic Everywhere
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Two excellent Foursquare visualisations

1. Planeteye and iStopover’s hotspot maps of Toronto and New York. Show’s real-time check-ins on a map. Very nice.


2. Weeplaces. Tracks your Foursquare check-ins over time, visualised as a blue line zapping across a map. Also very nice.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

**Here’s an article I wrote about Foursquare, for the uninitiated.**