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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

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.

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 (www.socitm09.net).

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.

LGEO Research is Opening its Social Media Research Data

I’ve finally got around to doing what I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. I’m opening up all the research data I have to local councils to own and update as often as you like. I know I am unable to update this data on my own any longer, especially with the increased uptake of social media by UK Local Councils.