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 […]

What I’ve been reading

I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. The Case Against Online Participation and Government As A Platform – "the question is: should we just give up and consider open government and government 2.0 an interesting, nice-to-have, but hard-to-sustain development, and perhaps let it die?" Social media for social care: how Monmouthshire foster […]

Yammer time

One of the most talked about sessions at last weekend’s LocalGovCamp was about Yammer. (For those who don’t know, Yammer is basically a private version of Twitter with knobs on that works within an organisation.) Tom Phillips, who led the session, wrote it up on the group blog: I have a firm view, echoed by […]

Bookmarks for June 3rd through June 7th

I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Armchair Auditor – Nice clean and simple example of what can be done with open government spending data by @adrianshort Supreme Court’s untendered website cost revealed – "You need to ask yourself whether £360,000 seems like a fair price for such a website. I'd suggest […]

Yammer gets a facelift

We’re big fans of Yammer at Learning Pool – it’s provided that virtual water-cooler that a distributed workforce really needs. That mixture of work related updates, general chit-chat and abuse that any office needs to function effectively. If you aren’t aware of Yammer, it’s like Twitter but it is private to the employees of your […]