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UKGovWeb Barcamp - we went, we listened...

(Flickr image courtesy of michlyons)

… we didn’t do a presentation. But we did a lot of listening and chatting, and meeting all those interesting people we usually just see online. 299 more words

Social Media

UKGovWeb Barcamp - we went, we listened...

(Flickr image courtesy of michlyons)

… we didn’t do a presentation. But we did a lot of listening and chatting, and meeting all those interesting people we usually just see online. 299 more words

Social Media

Thoughts on BeLocal - Building and Engaging Local Communities using Digital Technologies

On Thursday this week i went to the BeLocal workshop called Building and Engaging local Communities using Digital Technologies in London.

I didn’t think i was going to make the event because of the weather but all was well and the train was only delayed by 40 minutes due to frozen points near Frome. 1,929 more words

Local Government

Social Media - our journey so far...

In some ways I am surprised by the amount of support and enthusiasm my colleagues  and peers in my council have shown in relation to social media and social networking, but at the same time i’m not surprised as i spent the best part of 8 months last year working and promoting the benefits to anyone who would listen and to many more who wouldn’t. 1,069 more words

Local Government

The beginnings of a content strategy

For some time now i have been thinking that we need to create a content strategy. As an idea it was reinforced by a post i read a while ago by… 303 more words

Local Government

A paper to sum up the discussion on this blog

I prepared a paper which sums up all the issues discussed so far in this blog.
It contains a first proposal for benchmarking eGov transparency. It is aimed at both eGov and web2.0 practictioners. 16 more words

Where do government webbies fit into e-government?

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the group, or community, of people within government who manage websites, intranets, blogs, wikis and other digital communications channels. 473 more words

Egovernment