I’ve been doing work with local councillors for some time now – helping them see how they can use the internet to better engage with citizens, and communicate with them too. This takes the form of running training workshops usually. There’s probably a better way of doing it, but they are probably a bit tricky […]
I don’t understand how this is even possible but… wow.
Rob Dale at LGIU blogs about some research being done in collaboration with Networked Neighbourhoods about the impact of online local community activity. You can take part: If you are a councillor, complete this survey. If you are an officer in local government, take this one. Should be interesting to see the results!
I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. What we talk about when we talk about RSS – A useful bit of background to the future of RSS debate. Media Trust explains how local news hubs will work – David Wilcox follows up the story. Civil Servant 2.0 (PDF warning) – Interesting ebook […]
One of the things that comes out of the training we do is that evaluating online engagement is hard. What’s more, just finding out whether you are doing the right things is tricky too. Looking at other people’s good practice can help, but unless you have a couple of days spare, finding the time is […]
Simon writes a nice post celebrating the existence of the new official BIS blog, and provides a handy list of existing Whitehall “formal, properly-designated corporate ‘blogs’”. Here they are – I’ve also added UKTI’s blog to the list, which I’m sure Simon will do too on his when he gets a moment: Foreign Office Ministry […]
I’m delighted to publish this – a guest post from Emer Coleman, Director of Digital Projects at the GLA, sharing her dissertation with us. Anyone who has been following me on Twitter for the past year will know my struggles with “the dreaded dissertation” so it might be worth putting its origins in context. In […]
Continuing the posts about local digital communities, here are a couple of links to interesting research and publications on the subject, which I’ve been giving a re-read recently. The Online Neighbourhood Networks Study – from Hugh Flouch and Kevin Harris. Loads of great resources and insight here. Joining the Conversation: an introduction to hyperlocal media […]
I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Living with rats: Nine signposts towards Our Society – Good stuff from @juliandobson Wikileaks and the Long Haul – Shirky on Wikileaks What the attacks on WikiLeaks tell us – John Naughton nails it on the Wikileaks saga. Budget consultation approaches by Michele Ide-Smith – Nice summary […]
I’m thrashing around with a post about consultation, engagement and crowdsourcing and why efforts in this direction haven’t been massively successful for governments – whether in the UK or elsewhere. I’ll get it into a fit state to publish one day, maybe. Catherine Howe (CEO of Public-I) is carrying out some research into how all […]