Episode 53: Phil from Help Sheffield on running a DIY digital service for the city

How one Twitter account helps crowdsource everything you need to know about the city.

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    Episode 53 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast features an interview with the man behind the ever-popular and really rather handy @HelpSheffield Twitter account.

    The premise is pretty simple. Got a question or need information about Sheffield? Ask away, get a retweet from @HelpSheffield and be amazed at all the lovely people who come to your aid.

    In our conversation, we learn how the account got started and what it takes to maintain. We also explore the idea of it being a great example of a fairly low-tech digital service, all run by one man and his phone.

    We really enjoyed talking to Phil and his commitment to using @HelpSheffield as a force for good. There is also a HelpSheffield podcast now too. Imagine! Grab your headphones and enjoy.

    Thanks to Rebel Base Media

    This episode was recorded at Rebel Base Media in their new podcasting studio based at Sheffield Technology Parks . The studio is fantastic and has all the gear you need to produce a properly professional podcast. They also offer podcasting advice and you can even rent a mobile studio for recording in the field.

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    Thank you for the music

    Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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