Shane has posted at CivicSurf the two parts of the online video version of the CivicSurf video, which I have included below, too. Why not email and ask for some actual DVDs you could show to your local councillors?
In what is, as far as I am aware, the first instance of civil servant starting a blog because the new guidelines freed him up to do so, Mark O’Neill of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has begun a blog called Lost ConsCIOusness.
Good on him.
Do we need to start a list somewhere?
Edit: Justin points out in the comments that Digital Pioneer was also very quick out of the blocks. Welcome, Chris! You might just grab the gold medal if only for linking to me on just the second post…
Shane McCracken has blogged at Cllr 2.0 about the experience of Norfolk County Councillor Tony Tomkinson who started blogging at the beginning of this year:
The post is a superb example of how using a blog a civic leader can gather considered and in-depth views from a wide range of people with a wide range of views. The blog hasn’t replaced the village public meeting but it has complemented it very well. Although Tony is prevented by his position as a councillor from expressing an opinion before the Planning committee meeting, he is providing leadership by encouraging discussion and opinion through having a place for that discussion to take place.
A great example of the benefits that blogging can bring for local politicians and their communities.
I wonder how well a blogging councillor like Tony would fit in with a local social media community like I described this morning?