Building my own community

Apologies for the light blogging of late. I’ve just been super busy and – if I am honest – a bit lacking in inspiration. Anyway. I’m starting a new online community based around people like you: folk who read this blog, get my newsletter and take part in my webinars. I’m guessing that we all […]

Loving lurkers

I couldn’t agree more with Mozilla’s Laura Hilliger: We can’t force people to participate, and if we really care about educating people, we shouldn’t try. We should build and design for the people who are participating, and we should be careful to ensure that the lurkers feel welcome. We should create safe spaces of learning […]

Developing your Yammer group

There are lots of guides out there on using Yammer, the internal social networking tool – how to set up a network, build your profile and so on. However, that’s not all there is to Yammer and a key skill is community building, particularly if you are running a group. Now, Yammer is a pretty […]

LocalGovCamp 2014 thoughts #4 – communities

I found LocalGovCamp a really refreshing and cheering event this year. I’m going to spend a few quick posts writing up my thoughts. Communities always come up a lot, in terms of engagement and also new methods of service delivery. The trouble is that organisations such as local authorities like scalable, repeatable processes – and […]

Link roundup

I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Tools for ideation and problem solving: Part 1 21st Century public service – is it a thing? « @Podnosh Autodesk 123D Design – free 3D printing design software Data, information, knowledge and power – exploring Open Knowledge’s new core purpose – from @timdavies All Things IC […]

Five for Friday – 4 April 2014

Five for Friday is WorkSmart’s weekly roundup of interesting stuff from the week’s reading. Google Chromebooks at work in the fragmented PC era How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago A Brief Guide To Selecting A Community Platform SharePoint, how has the caterpillar turned into a butterfly? Big Data: What […]

Link roundup

I find this stuff so you don’t have to: Building an Open Source Laptop | MAKE Moving to GOV.UK – the MHRA experience so far How many people does it take to tame the Digital Dragon? (digital skills for all!) PauPress | Contact Relationship Management for WordPress. comms2point0 – a primer about successful online communities Flickr: […]