Posted by: bgbsqr | April 6, 2011

Launching a legacy

There is not much to say here, as we see a majestic and powerful ship launched onto the Clyde. What a fantastic sight. All we can do is liken it to the 3rd sector juggernaut that is Be Good Be Social, hoping that what we share here to tonight can be as influential for Scotland as shipbuilding has been in the past. Truly, a 3rd sector legacy.

Posted by: bgbsqr | April 6, 2011

Ship shape and Glasgow fashion

Forget Bristol, it is Glasgow which is truly in ship shape. Shipbuilding has a long and illustrious history in Glasgow and the Clyde has played a significant role in industrialising this fair city. It was influential in bringing trade to Scotland for centuries.

Ships were probably not the only things to be found steaming in the Clyde

Furthermore, lest we forget that Billy Connolly once worked in the Govan shipyards for John Brown & Company. It was clearly an entertaining place to ply your trade. Unfortunately, shipbuilding has declined massively in Glasgow and photos like the one above are all we have to left remind us of this once bustling hive of industry.

Posted by: bgbsqr | April 6, 2011

Where am I?

If you don’t know where you are by now, then there is not much help I can give to you. However, what I can do with the windows here is take you on a wee bit of time travel. I love a bit of Quantam Leap I do……

Behold this map of the Clyde, showing you exactly where tonight’s lovely venue fits in to Ye Olde Glesgae!

Life on the Clyde could be both good and social

Posted by: bgbsqr | April 6, 2011

Urinal Etiquette?

An unwritten rule? Should you just expect everyone to know?

Sometimes what you’re meant to do might not be clear to everyone. How about QR code instructions in the post office, explaining what your core message is at an event, how about a donation QR code on your marathon runners sponsored shirt? Relevant, instant information on your phone!

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Posted by: bgbsqr | April 6, 2011

Caught short?

Oh No!!

Afraid there is not much we can do to help right now! But  imagine how this could work at an event or showcase. The relevant information, sign up sheet or donation page, right on your phone, instantly!

If you do need some loo roll – try the person in the cubicle next to you or maybe tweet about it and someone can come and help!

(photo by Gorillasushi used under creative commons)


Posted by: bgbsqr | April 5, 2011

And the wearer of the lousy t-shirt is…

…Holly Smith!


Holly is a twenty-something blogger-student-volunteer extraordinaire who loves getting people together both on and offline. Hailing from Aberdeen, she recently relocated to Glasgow to get stuck right in in the third sector. She is also the editor for #themeet140 and loves cake.

Find out more about her here:

Posted by: bgbsqr | April 2, 2011

Be Good Be Social & QR Codes

By now, you’ve arrived at Be Good Be Social and you’re mingling with some of the finest minds in the 3rd sector. Lucky you!

You’ve obviously noticed that we have been doing a little experimental project with QR codes for this event, I know this because you’ve clicked one to get here. I know many people are sceptical of how useful QR codes are to them or their organisation. I reckon this is due to the fact they are still an unknown quantity and we may just need a few ideas to get started.

Below is a list compiled by members of the Be Good Be Social sounding board, demonstrating where QR codes can herald results and highlighting the ideas which are better off left alone!

Alex (@alexdrobertson) and Hugh (@tumshie)  are on hand for any discussion you fancy on using QR codes. Feel free to ask me any questions also. I am no expert, but have been experimenting regularly and I am quite overexcited about QR!

Enjoy the night and the links.

Martin (@keanearrow)


Looks like fun….

Building things with QR – quite literally!

Do you ever manage to complete the Rubik’s Cube?

Do you like Lego? Do you like QR Codes?

Cool, but are they just a gimmick?


What does current usage look like?

So….is anybody actually using them?

Consumer mobile commerce engagement on the rise

Where do I start with mobile commerce?


How are 3rd sector organisations using them?

They look nice, but I need some ideas

Tell me a story…..

What does optimising for mobile look like?

Fundraising with QR

Campaigning with QR


Night at the Museum

QR problems and opportunities

Decoding Art


What about wider usage?

Spice up that Direct Mail piece with a bit of QR action

Marketing with QR Codes


Getting bored of reading?

…….here are some videos for you

….and some pictures


Why should I care?

It bring a boring old piece of print to life

Be Good Be Social wants to engage with you


What not do with QR Codes

If your content looks bad on mobile……

Don’t stuff huge links into tiny codes

Don’t forget about the customer experience


…and last but not least…

The token Mashable link


Posted by: bgbsqr | April 2, 2011

A temporary post to stop the blog from breaking

If you remove the Hello World! post, the blog breaks. Who knew!? This is a temporary edit to make it all nice again…