Two very interesting new websites

by Dave on July 5, 2010

in Great sites

These two sites are well worth checking out that came across my radar this morning.

Social Media Surgery +

Firstly, Nick Booth has officially launched Social Media Surgery Plus – a site for organising, promoting and reporting on social media surgeries. Surgeries are events where volunteers help others get to grips with online tools. They are wonderful things.


There is a lot of talk about digital inclusion. The surgeries, now backed by SMS+, are a rare example of genuinely useful action. Go take a look at the site, and use to get something going in your area.

For government types reading this – how about setting up surgeries within your organisations, to get your colleagues up to speed with the social web?

DIY Council

Second, DIY Council is a really intriguing attempt to make the learning from the BCCDIY project – where a bunch of volunteers rebuilt the Birmingham City Council website in a few days – available to any council in the country.

DIY Council

The work of Stef Lewandowski, it’s a great example of what can be achieved with a bit of inspiration, some programming chops and a bunch of open data APIs.

Take a look, have a play, and if you work in a council – how can this help you?

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