Check it out! Its the Social Media Revolution!!!
Social Media Revolution Video. Get the facts!
Social Media Revolution Video. Get the facts!
I’ve finally got around to doing what I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. I’m opening up all the research data I have to local councils to own and update as often as you like. I know I am unable to update this data on my own any longer, especially with the increased uptake of social media by UK Local Councils.
Looking at the possibilities of using social media for e-learning and collaborative working across UK local government.
So another week, there’s another event for LGEO Research to sink its teeth into! This time its the Socitm’s 2009 Conference: Re-inventing local public services – radical thinking, practical solutions.
I’ve been invited to talk at one of the parallel sessions to talk to around 50 or more Head of IT’s of local councils across the UK.
The event organizers have also arranged for sign language interpreters to be at the event so if anyone who is deaf or disabled who wanted to attend, please be rest assured that this facility is available just for you at the event.
It was an honour to be invited to attend “Recasting the Net”: A prestigious new series of live and online debates, curated by LSE think-tank POLIS and Channel 4’s 4iP team, designed to explore and discuss the next phase of the web in Birmingham Birmingham on 17th September to discuss the impact of online tools on how we are holding power to account.
This video feature Dave Briggs, Learning Pool’s Community Evangelist on the topic of social media and the challenges it faces in the UK local government. There is a big issue around local government blocking access to social networking/media sites at work. There is also a worry around the use of old technology like IE6 web browser still being used in government. Take a look at the video to learn more.
Ok, so for once I’m not working but instead I’ll be partying the day and night away! If you wanna see me (hehe… as if!) or have fun with the @learningpool posse.
Summary of my upcoming social media presentation. Any thoughts?
I’m going to be presenting this sometime in the near future. Thought I’d share my overview of the presentation with all my readers to get an insight into what you think. Any comments welcomed!
As all of you might already know, I was a CELEB for a day last week on board the HMS President. If you’re still a bit clueless, you can check out the details here in my earlier post last week.
I’ve been invited to join Learning Pool on the HMS President in London to be apart of the Capital E-Learning Exchange Body (CELEB) for London local authorities.
You know I’m always thinking about you guys and how I can help make information more accessible to all. So I’ve come up with a wiki that will help all of us keep track of events and hashtags that we all can build upon together.
Wow this must be the equivalent of the Oscars or Grammy’s in our circle! How exciting… I bet alot of you are still unaware of this at the moment. So to catch you up to speed, let have a closer look into what its all about.
Are you a twitter addict? Have you wondered why you get so wrapped up in twittering? Day and night then night and day?
Its been a long journey for LGEO Research and myself over the past 9 months. If I was pregnant, I’d have a baby right now!
As part of LGEO Research plans for expansion (spreading my wings!), I’ve been recently recruited as a part-time researcher with Reach Further.
ScotWeb2 was certainly a different experience from any other unconference I’ve been to. Usually an unconference would consist of a big group but this event was quite an intimate one, which I believe worked towards their advantage.
According to Paul, local authorities and organizations have been throwing money away for years on face-to-face training and they don’t care because when it comes down to evaluation they only care about 3 things.
If there was one area I’m very aware and concerned about in health care, it would definitely be mental health care. I have had various of experiences dealing with mental health issues among students while I was a sub warden and I also have very good friends who suffer from with bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder.
We knew it was coming right? Someone was bound to propose on Twitter! Gosh I wish someone would propose to me on Twitter
So how does it feel to be apart of the “biggest, most diverse, politics and technology conference in the world?” Well, let’s find out.
So as all of you might have already known, a few months ago I was given this absolutely wonderful opportunity to attend a conference in the US of A by the wonderful people at FutureGov Consultancy
Convincing management to accept change has never been easy and implementing a large IT strategy is always going to generate…
So this second session was looking at the current role of corporate social networking within business while analysing what the modern employee requires from employers to remain positive, motivated, engaged and productive.
Being at the Corporate Social Networking Forum Conference (CSNF) was certainly a new experience for me. There was alot of presentations and panel sessions running throughout the day to keep myself busy! It was a challenging day though.
Today I’ll be attending another exciting conference organized by Six Degrees and Gold Sponsors, UK’s local government and higher education CMS provider, Jadu.
So, I’m back from the #pslc and now ready to give my verdict. It was certainly an eventful day, with mini croissants and lovely purple people! LearningPool staff were all dressed in purple t-shirts which made it easier to ask for help when needed.
I’ve been invited to attend an event at Hilton, London Kensington tomorrow (20th May 2009) for the Public Sector Learning Conference – Fresh ideas for tomorrow’s people by LearningPool.
I’ve recently been alerted by Edinburgh Council officials that there has been a twitter account masquerading as Edinburgh Council (EdinburghCC).
Researchers are sometimes quite hard to come by. They’re usually locked up in the library or room somewhere reading endless amounts of books and articles and once in a while pops out to do some field research.
Today I have been invited to attend an exciting event hosted by FutureGov Consultancy (my sponsors to NYC for the Personal Democracy Forum this June).
So, its been a few days now since I attended the PSFBuzz Web 2.0 event in Manchester.The presenters covered a lot of topics relating to social media and web 2.0 strategies for local authorities.
So today I’m here in Manchester to attend the PSFBuzz Web 2.0 event. This event features many topics and speakers that I’m looking forward to hear from.
Today I heard the news about a young boy (age 11) killing himself after being a victim of bullying at school. Jaheem Herrera had hung himself at his home by a belt in a closet.
Julie serves as the director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet and director of marketing and communications for The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
I’ve recently been asked by a fellow undergraduate at my university of where to look for Politics Internships. I’d say first of all, this list might be a good start. If that fails, have a look at these websites.
Today I picked up on a brilliant initiative by Adrian Short to get UK local council websites to get wired up with an important and most basic element of web 2.0, which is the RSS feeds.
As some of you might already know, I was due to fly to Washington DC on April the 20th and 21st after winning FutureGov’s contest to attend the Politics Online Conference. However some last minute personal complication that was not expected has presented itself and I am now no longer able to attend this conference.
Today I’m going to blog a bit about an interesting event taking place in June. Some of you might have already heard of it. Its the ScotWeb2 event which you can start registering for here. You can find out more about this event from @alexstobart and follow the ScotWeb2 blog here.
I know we’ve all long been trying to make sense of Twitter and on how best to capitalize from its increasing potential. Being a researcher, I definitely hear alot of strategies but very rarely do I get to see these strategies clearly in action.
ATTENTION: You can now update your own local council details at LGEO Research’s Wiki Page! Please find latest updates there.
Yesterday I talked to Andy Mabbett from Birmingham City Council and he told me about the WXWM (West by West Midlands) event that he and other ‘super cool’ people such as Podnosh, Nicky Getgood (From the famous hyperlocal blog Digbeth is Good), Shona McQuillan and etc had pulled together in a week! Well done to Shona McQuillan for masterminding the whole event.
Sorry I’ve been MIA these past few days. I was ill and at the same time trying to internalize everything that’s been going on. Just in case you’re wondering why I’m going to Washington DC, its because I recently won the FutureGov competition to go to the Politics Online Conference in DC. See post to see my entry.
Are you trying to convince your colleagues/organization on the benefits of social media? Are you looking for good examples, great inspirational lines to help you in your bid to sell social media? Were you hypnotized and bawled over when you heard Obama speak? Did you know that some of his key inspirational lines came from the great leaders and inspirational individuals before him? If you are and were, then read on.
I’m not a mum but I subscribe to Netmums to observe what makes Netmums so special. Out of just pure curiosity and admiration for the creators, I guess… I love what they’ve done and wish to see more networks such as this. Maybe a NetDads?
Coventry City Council has recently unveiled its City Centre’s Masterplan to the local people of Coventry. This billion pound project achieved its Final Masterplan following a massive consultation exercise with local people.
I have been speaking to online engagement champions in several local councils for the past 2 weeks or so.
As most of you might have noticed, the growth of local councils adopting the social media route is growing by the day. The momentum and awareness is growing slowly but surely.
I have been getting an overwhelming response to my websites revamp and appreciate your feedback greatly. Thank you!