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

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Posts with a social theme

PledgeBank and other MySociety vignettes

mySociety builds websites “that give people simple, tangible benefits in the civic and community aspects of their lives,” serving as demo of the possible to teach the public and voluntary sectors how to use the internet to “improve lives.”

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Socialtext raise series B finance to scale their social software tool

congratulations to socialtext on their funding

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BBC Backstage prototype: social tagging

The wonderful BBC Backstage project gives us the chance to talk about a social tagging prototype we built for the BBC recently.

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Les blogs sont arrivee!

Some links to coverage of the Les Blogs conference, plus my presentation available as a PDF download

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Are we seeing a European social software boom?

Are we seeing the beginning of a social software boom in Europe? What would a European market for social software tools look like?

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Social Software for Social Entrepreneurs

Overview of the social software session at the Skoll World Forum and download of presentations

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Report on the Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurs are increasingly adopting the idea of social networking as a core activity, and this was a key area of focus at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford last week

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pent up demand for social software events?

Thanks to Alistair for a good London blogging event. Where now for events in London?

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Social Software as a force multiplier for existing corporate systems

Adopting social software in the enterprise does mean throwing out other systems; in fact, it can bring them to life by layering on user-generated metadata to recombine existing data in new, more flexible ways

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What wiki are you?

Talk of wiki wars is silly at such an early stage of market development, but maybe a Harry Potter-style sorting hat can solve the problem?

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