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Tom Watson’s Christmas Message

Our Minister for Digital Engagement’s blog has a stark message: Globalisation in a connected world did for Woolies. When my son is a teenager, his friends will arrange to meet online and share their music tastes before pressing the ‘buy’ … Continue reading

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FixMyStreet on DirectGov!

Tom Watson reports via Twitter that MySociety’s FixMyStreet is now embedded in DirectGov. On the page in question, a boxout gives you the option of reporting a problem via FixMyStreet rather than through the usual route of DirectGov linking you … Continue reading

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Who would you like to see on Twitter?

Tom Watson is making a list of people who aren’t yet on Twitter, but who ought to be for all our benefit. Stephen Fry (if it be he) has become an instant success using micro-blogging platfrom, Twitter. Life would be … Continue reading

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How councils can get started with social media

A sunday morning tweet from Tom Watson set my mind racing this morning: Which is a very interesting question, not least for me as I have a considerable interest in loca government’s use of social media, as facilitator of the … Continue reading

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Show them a better way

Bit late on this one, but hey ho. The Power of Information Taskforce has launched a new initiative, which many commentators have ikened to the BBC Backstage project, to open up the way that government data can be hacked about. … Continue reading

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