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 carers support each other with Yammer – helen reynolds – Nice little case study.
- Huffington Post UK: What does it add? – Good stuff on the rather underwhelming launch of HuffPo UK – which has been rather overshadowed by other media news this week.
- Epic | Mobile learning – Epic's mobile learning stuff looks really interesting.
- Home :: PetitionYourCouncil.com – MySociety makes local e-petitions more findable.
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That first post – the one ‘against participation’ is a classic example of someone who works in/to ‘government’ discovering one of the founding principles of democracy and thinking he’s uncovered some great counter-intuitive truth.
He’s like the bloke who looked at a stopped clock twice a day for a week before realising it wasn’t working.
I’m not sure what depresses me more: That people at some level of government didn’t know it, or that they’re clearly paying people to tell them this stuff.