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because a picture is worth a thousand words 🙂 But just in case you still need the printed words, take a look here. Read More »

Feat. ‘Lords of Football’: Can games solve our problems and bring communities together?

I was surprised when I read about this new game called “Lords of Football“. It is a new game that takes sports games to a whole new level. Mind you, when I start playing a game, I do get quite obsessed with it and will want to finish it as quick as I started playing it. But when I heard ... Read More »

Live Coverage of the ‘Really Useful’ Event – Data Discovery Workshop #RU11

#RU11 on Storify – Find out the stories that came out from this #opendata event… Sheenagh Reynolds from Local Directgov welcomes #RU11 attendees to the ‘Really Useful’ event – 1st July 2011 from Liz Azyan on Vimeo. Read More »

Drawing upon humour for change

As the “Women for Social Change” event is rearing its head, I’d like to share with my readers, both men and women, a TED Talk that made me sit up and listen. This 6 min talk by New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly, gracefully highlights how humor can empower women to change the rules. I truly believe that. In fact, I ... Read More »

Open Cover Letter: I’m back on the market.

To Whom It May Concern, Yesterday I announced on my twitter feed that I will be having some big news to share today. So, the day has come and I am here to announce that I will be on the job hunt again. As most of my readers and twitter followers would already know, last year I tweeted that I ... Read More »

How Scottish public agencies are using social media to engage with citizens

This blog post includes some slides with examples of how Scotland is using social media to engage with citizens. Read More »

CivicoLive gigging at PdF Europe 2009! Great effort for interactive democracy

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of meeting the CivicoLive team while they were setting up their gear for PdF Europe 2009. @HadleyPaul (who ever so kindly lent me an adapter! TQ! ) introduced me to Daniel Cremin who is the main man behind the whole CivicoLive and I was greatly impressed with what they had to offer. Its funny how me and @johnpopham were talking about the same idea! Its just shows... if you have a good idea, you've got to act quick before someone else beats you to it! LOL Read More »

LGEO Research is a Google Fellow in Barcelona! :o)

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the lack of original content recently. Been trying hard to strike a balance between studies, attending conferences, keeping up with external demands and also constantly in a battle to gain some sense of personal growth! LOL Anyways, thought I'd drop a post to inform what I'll be up to this week. I'll be mostly in Europe, firstly Sweden then followed by Barcelona. Read More »

Michael Cross: Chair of the Digital Engagement Event’s Morning Summary

Take a look at what Michael Cross thought of the Digital Engagement Event held on 6th of October in London. Read More »

Live Blogging: Socitm 2009

As mentioned by Adrian Hancock (Socitm MD) in his blog post on the Socitm blog here. I have been assigned to tweet throughout the Socitm's Annual Conference taking place on the 11th - 13th October in Edinburgh. Check out Adrian's overview of what we are planning to do for the event from this excerpt from his blog post below.. I met with Liz Azyan early evening (@Liz_Azyan if you are a twitterer) to discuss how Socitm can best use social media at socitm09 (#socitm09). We will be sending live streams from our key sessions which can be followed on our stream (@socitm) as well as Liz's own and a site constructed specifically for conference output ( There may be a lot of hype around about the benefits or potential benefits of social media but I am fully persuaded that the concept is 'going places' and that we will continue to explore how best to use it to the benefit of our members. Read More »