What happens on my way to work….

Posted on Nov 17, 2012

Since I started work in my new Organisation, I’ve facilitated a few Lunch & Learn sessions  on the subject (unsurprisingly) of using technology to enhance and enrich what the HR team offer and how they offer it.

One of my sessions included this much publicised infographic

What happens in an internet minute

which generated a great deal of surprise and in turn, discussion – Great!

Prior to facilitating the session for the second time (I facilitate each session twice to hopefully attract as many attendees as possible) I reflected on the fact that the infographic references a ‘minute'; a period of time we are all familiar with, but one that let’s be honest is a bit too ‘abstract’ to the majority of people.

I then decided to approach the ‘time’ aspect with something that many people will be all-too-familiar with – the time it takes to commute to work.

Here’s a video that I put together to help to illustrate just how much is taking place on the t’internet as we all travel work (and on this particular occasion during my 38 minute daily cycle commute to work)

I’m not overly happy with the angle of the video, but to be honest it was a Flip camera ‘masking taped’ to my cycling to my helmet so I guess I should be happy that it didn’t fall off mid-commute!

12 Comments

  1. @CraigTaylor74 I’ll let you borrow my gopro if you need a proper head cam. I hope you got photo of flip cam strapped to you haha

    • @zakmensah Mate, I looked like a proper tube!!! I might take you up on that offer If I got for v2 ;-)

      • @CraigTaylor74 sure just shout for it anytime. Can’t have you out with that flip cam again

  2. @DonaldHTaylor Thanks Don, I appreciate the f/b and RT

  3. I have a brilliant mental image of you with your flip cam taped to your head in a Blue Peter stylee! Joking aside though, I love the thought you’ve put into this. So many people say they don’t have time for things and yet waste so much of it. I actually found when I stopped commuting that I had to try and make time in other ways to catch up on all the things I used to read (or even learn) on the train. Hope some of your attendees found this video made the idea more relatable and less abstract.

  4. @reubentozman Thanks Reuben, I appreciate the feedback.

  5. @reubentozman Cheers Reuben, I appreciate the feedback.

  6. @sparkandco Glad you liked it and thanks for taking the time to provide the feedback.

  7. Absolutely brilliant video, Craig. I actually like the camera angle because it emphasizes the roads and your travels.

    • marklearns Hi marklearns Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I’ll be honest, most of my commute (about 6 miles of it) is on an under-cliff path, only yards from the sea and beach and is far more picturesque than the angle I ended up shooting at. Maybe I’ll do a second version sometime ;-)

  8. Brilliant, Craig. And in that 38 minutes, how many people were cycling to work, thinking about elearning?

    • xlearn Hi xlearn Thanks for taking a look Lils and in answer to your question…. ‘just geeks like us’   ;-)

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