Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Help and support

This guy really does empathise with us when we receive frustrated messages from users of EthOS telling us a video file isn't sending.

We check and discover that it's 400Mb. Also that it is sending but will take time. Obviously. Or perhaps not so obviously to some.

You can start the clip at 1:44 if short of time.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Webinar Webinar Webinar!

I'd like to invite readers of Ethnosnacker to our free Mobile Ethnographic Research Webinar on the 22nd of November.

It's a 45 minute session plus fifteen minutes for questions. I aim to spend fifteen minutes on each of: 1) checklist for a successful project; 2) Analysis and interpretation or things you will never have thought about exploring before and 3) the future.

It will be good. Really good! Do not miss and places are limited because I have been a cheapskate with my Webinar platform subscription. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

You have probably come across this before...

It's not very often that I come across something which literally leaves me stunned, inspired and envious all at the same time. And rather self consciously, I introduce Khan Academy. Self consciously because you have almost certainly come across it before. And by introducing you to it I will be betraying how behind the times I can be in certain departments. But I only came across it this afternoon when out at a kids birthday party while chatting with some parents. For those of you who don't know, it's education taken to a new level. You can stop, start and pause it. You can progress in any direction you like. And you can do all of this at your own pace.

What a fantastic idea. And completely free. Which is where the envy kicks in. I wish I could have a free portion of EthOS exclusively for people to share their realities, priorities and day to day challenges so we can all see how alike we really are. Whether we live in Montreal or Mombassa. Tehran or Tel Aviv. You see, having been raised for a short period of my life in Iran's second city, Mashad and the rest in a small English seaside town. And later on having nested myself inside respondent's homes and lives in places ranging from Shanghai to Stockholm, I can tell you that we share many more similarities than we do differences. And it's similarities that governments and news organisations never seem to dwell on. So whilst the minority loudest among us get all the airtime, the meek, the majority, really can inherit the earth.

All that's left is for me to get my thinking cap on...


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We are assembling a global team of approved EthOS experts from around the world

We are receiving literally dozens of enquiries daily from EthOS agency clients who need experienced qualitative researchers to manage their EthOS mobile research projects.

You may be an independent practitioner or a company. And will have proven experience in qualitative and ideally ethnographic research.

As well as training you in using the EthOS platform to manage ad-hoc and longitudinal projects. We will automatically channel all country specific enquiries directly to you. Making you an approved EthOS affiliate in your market.

We are looking to train experts from all 5 global regions.

Please contact me for more information.