Email from PM(s)

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Dear Colleague Last month we wrote to public sector workers asking for your help to identify savings we can make as part of our nationwide spending challenge. Some cynics said that people wouldn’t bother to take part. Others said that even if ideas came …

No measure

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Today I attended a free event by Birmingham City University entitled ‘measuring the unmeasurable, digital participation’.  I was hoping that it would be a repeat of the Online Dialogue 2010 event at Leeds University which threw up some really interesting insights. How wrong I …

Digital Agenda for Europe

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Almost missed this press release from the EC.  Looks like it will keep a lot of people busy right upto 2015. As well as suggesting a huge increase in the R&D Budget (!), the Agenda outlines seven priority areas for action: creating a Digital …

UK Slides in digital economy rankings

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This year begins the second decade of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual benchmarking study of countries’ digital development, previously known as the “e-readiness rankings”. Given the prevalence of Internet-connected consumers, businesses and governments, and the indispensable role that digital communications and services now play …

**New Site Underway**

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Due to the introduction of charges starting July 21st on Ning.com (silly people!) I have shifted my site over to WordPress.  Actually it’s long overdue, Ning wasn’t always visible to local government staff.  Shame on ning for luring all those community websites then adding …

Archive: £1m anybody?

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Hunt: Solving problems together – harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds The Conservatives are today announcing a competition, with a £1million prize, for the best new technology platform that helps people come together to solve the problems that matter to them – whether that’s tackling …

Archive: WordPress overdrive

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Looks like the good people at Bristol City Council are going to give WordPress a whirl as their on-line consultation engine. The system will replace the existing AskBristol one. At this point you should read Gez’s post on the Delib blog. Personally I think …

Archive: Tenants and MPs online

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Just a quick post, this time, firstly about Tenants as online communities. Apart from the CLG “Tenant Voice” (which doesn’t seem to have a web presence yet) I’ve found few examples. However, HanoverWorld – based on NING – seems to hit the spot with …