In January 2012 I wrote Ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter. Lots of people commented and suggested their own favourites, so a couple of months later I wrote a follow-up, imaginatively entitled Ten (more) of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter. I re-read both posts a few days ago, and tried out some of…… Continue reading Revisiting ‘free’ Twitter reporting and analysis tools in 2016
UKGC14 I’m writing this just a few days before UKGovCamp 2014, which is on Saturday 25th January 2014. If you’re going and haven’t already read UKGovcamp14: be prepared, do take a look, as it’s the practical info for attendees (including ARRIVE EARLY…BRING COFFEE). Futurology I’ve used ‘Futurology’ in the title of this post, which Finlo Rohrer summarised rather well in his 2010 BBC…… Continue reading Futurology at UKGC14?
Knowledge Hub This is a hastily written post about Knowledge Hub (KH), which replaced the popular Communities of Practice (CoP) site for people who work in and around UK local government. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), Knowledge Hub is a: professional social network which helps people in local government connect and share online in…… Continue reading Knowledge Hub: Good CoP or Bad CoP?
It’s been a bit quiet on the BlueLightCamp blog recently. Apart from Sasha’s post last week, nothing since November. But that doesn’t mean no activity – on the contrary. Hartley Wintney fire brigade members on board their fire engine in around 1935. Source: calm.hants.gov.uk via Mark on Pinterest Wheels are turning Axles are being greased,…… Continue reading Blue Light Camp: Coming in from the cold
Must we measure? In November, Emer Coleman asked: Social media – Must we measure? In a fascinating post, Emer discusses how tricky it is to present the benefits of social media in traditional business cases. Emer argues that: Making a business case to use these channels is like making a business case to read the newspaper; it…… Continue reading Getting the measure of social media
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): UKGovcamp is the free, annual ‘unconference’ for people interested in how the public sector does…… Continue reading Doing more with digital
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 while (until I get around to updating it!) Back in July I wrote a post: estimating…… Continue reading Local social media usage: x months on
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 in April 2012. I’ve included a short extract from each post. We’ll be drawing on…… Continue reading BlueLight Camp: Post of posts
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 are commonplace, with essential pieces of infrastructure like IT, Accounts and HR increasingly shared across…… Continue reading Internal Social Media: “Scary Monsters”?
This post is a joint-effort for #weeklyblogclub written by Sasha Taylor and Mark Braggins. In it we pay homage to two local government institutions, one recently retired, the other still going strong. We Love LocalGov The We Love Local Government blog was published every weekday from November 2009 to the end of June 2012. It was written by local…… Continue reading We love #lgovsm