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What’s the problem with ePetitions?

The first session was run by Fraser Henderson (Founder and Director of Particitech) who discussed the issues surrounding e-Petitions. Now I wasn't in this session myself, as I was in the "social networking sites" session (where else would I be ...? hehe ;o) ), but I'm gonna have a go at reporting it based on the twitterstream and my own knowledge on this subject! Haha let's see how well I do ay? Read More »

Let’s talk about Government Consultations with Joss Winn

Being a student and possibly sometimes out of the loop on innovative things like this, it was refreshing to listen to Joss Winn talk about WriteToReply.org... A site for commenting on public reports in considerable detail. Texts are broken down into their respective sections for easier consumption. Rather than comment on the text as a whole, you are encouraged to direct comments to specific paragraphs. The full texts for comment are listed on the right under 'Texts'. Read More »

LGCLincoln: What about a university for Public Sector Web Professionals?

Its quite interesting to see throughout my research that there are still some traditional web 'thinking' going on within the public sector that deters them from fully exploiting the new web's potential and opportunities. But this is not due to the lack in sufficient technology or gadgets. It all comes down to insufficiency in skills and knowledge on how the new web is demanding more softer social skills and specific technical skills to enhance public services and public sector's relationship with citizens on the new web. Read More »

@72prufrocks, @Pezholio & @ArunMarsh Reflect on the Digital Engagement Event on 6th October 2009

Some delegates give their feedback on the Digital Engagement Event in London on 6th of October 2009. Read More »

The Social Media is… Video is here!

Thank you for all your pics! I compiled all the pics that were clear. Sorry if yours didn't make it, it was only because it was hard to see what was written. I've included all the comments as I feel we need to be real about the challenges of social media and we need to face them instead of shy away from them. If you want to use the pics for your own project, please feel free to do so. You can find the link to the pics here. Read More »

The Digital Engagement Event: Opening Remarks and Keynote Address Overview

This session kicked off with the Chairman's (@MichaelCross) welcome and introduction speech. I have to say, one of the joys of covering for events like this is getting to meet people like Michael who is an experienced professional journalist. Michael's opening remarks points out that this is an interesting time for us and also an important time for issues such as digital inclusion. It was interesting to hear Michael also point out that those challenges might include the possibility of change of government here in Britain. Its a hot topic for some time now and is a great point to ponder on. Its certainly feels like we will be going through some sort of change in school of thought here and everything is up for grabs. And the role of digital engagement will no doubt play a big role in the election coming. Read More »

How to Be a Social Media Change Agent

An interview with Josh Bernoff, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. Over the past thirteen years, Mr. Bernoff has become one of America's most frequently quoted research analysts. His analysis, which aims at a deeper understanding of people and how they use technology, has been cited by sources from The Wall St. Journal to "60 Minutes." He is the co-author of the book "Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies," which offers myriad data-based strategies for companies that want to harness the power of social technologies like blogs, social networks, and YouTube. Read More »

ATT: Need More Participation for the UK Gov Social Media Awareness Project!

Thanks so much to people at @gasstreetworks, @72prufrocks and @Mari_Browne who have helped to kick off this project! Need more people to participate though. Find out more about this here in my earlier post. Please send in your pictures to either liz@lgeoresearch.com or tweet me @Liz_Azyan. You can find the ppt "Social Media is" here. So print it out and start writing! Then send it to me ASAP! Deadline is midnight tomorrow!!! (9th October 2009) Read More »

Beth Kanter – Using Social Media for Good Causes

Beth Kanter is a trainer, blogger, and consultant to nonprofits and individuals in effective use of social media. Her expertise is how to use new web tools (blogging, tagging, wikis, photo sharing, video blogging, screencasting, social networking sites, and virtual worlds, etc) to support nonprofit. She has worked on projects that include: training, curriculum development, research, and evaluation. She is an experienced coach to "digital immigrants" in the personal mastery of these tools. http://chris.pirillo.com - http://www.gnomedex.com Distributed by Tubemogul. Read More »

How can government leverage Web 2.0?

A video created for a presentation to the ACT Minister's Department, Australia as a means of communicating some of the "life reflecting art reflecting life" aspects of Web 2.0 and modern culture. Video clips are used for education purposes only and used under Fair Use Legislation. No challenge to the trademarks, copyright or intellectual property of the creators is intended. Read More »