Category Archives: Technology

Doing more with digital

Uk GovCamp It’s just over a year since I attended THE annual event for people interested in public sector digital tech: UK GovCamp. I raved blogged about it here. According to organisers Steph Gray (Helpful Technology) and Dave Briggs (KindofDigital): … Continue reading

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Local social media usage: x months on

I originally wrote this post in September 2012, and updated it at the end of November 2012 to take account of new stats. The charts will update when I enter new stats, but the commentary may not reflect that for a … Continue reading

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BlueLight Camp: Post of posts

Planning for BlueLight Camp 2013 is well under way, and more information will be published about the event on the BlueLightCamp site shortly. In the meantime, I thought it worth highlighting some of the articles written about the first BlueLight Camp, held … Continue reading

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A local GDS, for Local People

In case you aren’t familiar with it, GDS is the acronym for the Government Digital Service, which was set-up by the Cabinet Office to ‘transform’ government digital services. GDS is responsible for – amongst other things – the single government domain. … Continue reading

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The rise of the unconference

An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and organisation. … Continue reading

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High Vis for economic data

Last time, I wrote about my experience of being a guest host for WeeklyBlogClub. At the end, I included a quick visualisation that I’d made using Mindmeister, a mind-mapping tool. I’d used Mindmeister to help identify links between posts as … Continue reading

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The Observatory of Economic Complexity – useful for business?

If you’re in business and looking for a market for your products, here’s a quick example of how the Observatory of Economic Complexity might be useful: Switzerland is well known for its high quality time pieces, so it’s no great surprise … Continue reading

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Visual data mining of Google Street View

What Makes Paris Look like Paris? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and INRIA/Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have developed visual data mining tools which detect features, such as street signs, streetlights and balcony railings, that give Paris and other cities a distinctive look. Video and report … Continue reading

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Protohub: latest changes

If you are reading this, you hopefully already know that ‘Protohub’ is an experimental site. We are creating a prototype, or ‘mock up’ for the Hampshire Hub and – to begin with – we’re exploring what’s possible using free and … Continue reading

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Internal Social Media: “Scary Monsters”?

Joined-up thinking ‘Collaboration’, ‘Cooperation’, and ‘Joined-up’ thinking – just a few of the terms used by organisations delivering public services. Authorities who have traditionally done their own thing are finding ways to reduce costs, improve productivity and streamline services. Joint procurements … Continue reading

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