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Help to create really useful events for local government web managers & digital teams

Happy New Year everybody! Hope you’ve had a lovely holiday and looking forward to the new 2013. We accomplished and overcome many things in 2012. We survived the end of the world, celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee, hosted the London Olympics and (most importantly) GOV.UK was launched! It’s been a good year – Express Yourself! Its been a good year but also a challenging one ... Read More »

“Do you love data?” poster

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Let’s not just make open data sexy… let’s make it really useful!

To register for the Really Useful event of 1st of July go to and vote for the challenges at Ever since the launch of open data here in the UK by Sir Tim Bernes-Lee in  January 2010 with (who ReadWriteWeb says actually put the US version to shame due to the volume of data offered was ... Read More »

Looking at some challenges of User-Generated Content (UGC) for organizations

Defining the relationship you want to create Its important to understand that in the context of user-generated content (UGC), the relationship you currently have your community and what type of relationship you wish to create, are two different things. Therefore you will need a strategy and goals to support community management using UGC. The barriers/challenges 1. Organizations feel the need ... Read More »

Increasing transparency through local government web development blogs

This blog posts highlight some of the other web development blogs within UK's local government and how they are increasing transparency for citizens. Read More »

How formal e-learning can be improved within the National Health Service (NHS) trust

This blog post highlights the challenges faced by all these stakeholders and hopefully better inform e-learning practices for medical students within the NHS trust. Read More »

Social Media for Medical Practitioners

This blog post lists down some examples of how medical practitioners can use social media. Check out the weblinks to see it in practice. Hopefully these examples will inspire people in government to use social media in more creative and effective ways. Read More »

Charlie Leadbeater’s Keynote Summary on Cloud Culture: How Cloud Computing Will Change Culture and Politics

Just a few weeks ago, Charlie Leadbeater gave a great keynote speech at the Personal Democracy Forum Europe 09 in Barcelona. I had the pleasure of being in the audience as a Google Fellow at this conference. He talked about the cloud culture and its impact on leadership and politics. This post breaks down and summarizes all the important points he made in that speech. Read More »

My “Social Media: The Misunderstood Teenager” presentation slides

As mentioned before, I was due to present at the Preconference for the EU 5th Ministerial eGovernment Conference last week. The title of the preconference was, eGovernment Research and Innovation: Empowering Citizens through Government Services across Sectors and Borders. I did a presentation that was well-received by the audience and thought I'd share it with my readers. Enjoy! Read More »

Delicious links for 2009-04-15

Mouth-Watering, Tasty and 'Delicious' Bookmarks for today. ;p Click to see more. - eGovernment - FriendFeed - Personal Democracy Forum: Conference 2009 Video - - A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff - ReadWriteWeb - Twitter Leads to Immorality? C'mon! - ReadWriteWeb - Facebook Shares Tips and Case Studies for Brand Marketers Read More »