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So, You Went to UKGovCamp. What's Next?

Image credit: David Pearson UKGovCamp happened on Saturday at the second time of asking and I think it went rather well. Take a look at the chatter on Twitter or the photos on Flickr and make your own mind up. The mixture of attendees – government...

Posted March 12, 2013    

Making Collaborative Technology Successful

  I spent an interesting morning at the Online Information conference on Tuesday – ably chaired by my pal Steve Dale – and the session I enjoyed most was about implementing collaborative technology in organisations – one example was from a big...

Posted November 25, 2012    

The State of Online Collaboration

Apologies for the lack of posting lately on here. The reason for this quietness can be seen in this set on Flickr. Anyway, my friends at Clinked – who make a rather good online collaboration and project management platform – have produced an...

Posted October 31, 2012    

Supporting innovation in local government

i had a great morning in Exeter at the beginning of the week, talking with the corporate management team at Devon County Council about innovation and digital. Dom Campbell was there too, thus proving that the two of us can both be in the same room...

Posted August 3, 2012    

Digital democracy: some quick and easy ideas

Following up on my earlier post on tweeting meetings, here are a bunch of quick, easy – and probably free – ideas for getting started with digital engagement. I put them together for a conference talk today on how local councils – parishes and towns...

Posted July 5, 2012    

ifttt – an absurdly useful little tool

If this…then that (commonly known as ifttt) is a ridiculously brilliant little thing. It allows you to set automated tasks based on your activities online – and is as easy to use as clicking a few buttons – no complicated wrangling with the likes of...

Posted June 20, 2012    

Going hyperlocal

I had an enjoyable time on Saturday at the Talk About Local unconference, where lots of people involved in hyperlocal websites get together to share stories and experiences and to figure out answers to tricky questions. There tends to be two...

Posted April 30, 2012    

Online Collaboration in the Workplace – Thoughts and Concerns

I had a mixed day at the Online Information conference, which was excellently led by Steve Dale. The good bits were the sessions I attended and the chance to meet up with good friends, old and new. The less good bit was the panel I was chairing,...

Posted December 3, 2011    

Crowdsourcing Big Society in South Holland

I’ve written a couple of times about the WordPress based ideas crowdsourcing tool we’ve been working on at Kind of Digital, which is called CiviCrowd. We’re delighted that it’s now being used out in the open by South Holland District Council, to...

Posted November 1, 2011    

Slides- Getting Digital Engagement Right

Today I gave a talk at the CIPR public services communications conference. In case they are handy, here are the slides: Getting digital engagement right View more presentations from Kind of Digital.

Posted October 14, 2011    

ACAS’ Social Networking Guidance

ACAS – the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, who you’ve probably heard of on news reports about negotiations between employers and unions – have published some guidance for employers on how to manage staff use of these sites at work...

Posted September 25, 2011    

Police, Twitter, and Riots

Really pleased to be able to publish this post from Cisco’s Jeremy Crump on the use of Twitter by the police, with specific reference to the recent disturbances in London, Birmingham and other cities. The widespread use of social media has been a...

Posted August 12, 2011