Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations


Posts with a participation theme

Social Strategy Talk: Participation and Open data

Extract and slides from a talk I gave about the importance of participation underpinned by open data

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Preview of UK Government’s open data site

The new site is a good first effort towards creating a UK version of and enabling open data to be shared and re-used outside government

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UsNow Film to go on general (internet) release

Us Now – the film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet – will enjoy its public online launch in London on May 12th

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The Museum and the Zoo

The market for Enterprise 2.0 is booming. Client attention is high as blog readership and conference attendance figures demonstrate it. Individual actors know it as they see both their turnover and workforce growing. Reports from analysts confirm it. This is good news: pioneers can have a decent living :-But what this market growth means and… read full post

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Participation, consultation or just validation?

Involve comment on the recent Nuclear ‘Consultation’, which was more like a PR exercise

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Democratisation of Voice and Data: who owns user stories?

The new NHS Healthy Choices site raises some interesting questions about how and where to engage with users to hear their stories about experiences of health care.

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Not ‘We Media’, more like ‘them and us’ media

Wemedia was more about them and us than how we all work together. Disappointing.

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Web 2.0, Participation and E-democracy

The ideas behind so-called Web 2.0 offer some useful pointers for organisations trying to break out of traditional consultation and participation methods using social technology to underpin a more distributed many-to-many approach

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Involve are a new body llookiing at new forms of public participation. We work with them to translate these ideas into online social software systems

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Thinking about partnerships and participation with David Wilcox

Background on our work with David Wilcox to produce a web site management tool that combines blog, RSS aggregator, wiki and content management to offer a simple social software solution to networks and small organisations.

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