What I’ve been reading

I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Civility in service | Public Strategist – "Civil servants should understand the constraints they accept as part of the job. They – and everybody else – should understand the limitations on public speech (not quite the same thing) which are part of the deal." Using … Keep reading

Bookmarks for April 28th through May 18th

I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Local Government Graduate Gripes – "How would a networked, open, innovative, tech-enabled, social recruitment scheme for government work?" 10 things Alpha.gov.uk gets wrong (Part 1) | Helpful Technology – Nicely contrarian points from Steph on the new government website prototype. Would you like sauce with … Keep reading

Communities and ‘hyperactivism’

Excellent analysis and writing from Tessy Britton in reaction to the recent disturbances in Bristol: This is the real landscape into which the Localism Bill will descend. There seems to have been some dramatic shift recently from ‘government knows best’ to ‘community knows best’. With political and media help, a myth that sanctifies community members … Keep reading

Bookmarks for April 30th through May 14th

I find this stuff so that you don’t have to. Should the Public Sector pay for Content Management Systems? « Carl’s Notepad – [with open source] "You will still need to consider the integration aspects but open source products are far more likely to integrate (openness is key) then the big supplier products (no motivation … Keep reading