(or, how I got curious about linked data) I was very conscious while working on Community Mission at the wonderful Rewired State DotGovLabs weekend that I was following in big footsteps. I worried the room was thinking "but we've done this before" … [Read more...] about People, missions and assets
I love reading minutes and meeting notes. They don't give you the full picture - the best bits of meetings are normally when someone says "please don't minute this" - but they tell us a lot.They give us insights into process, debates, promises made, … [Read more...] about What can we do with all these words?
Two very inspiring events yesterday give me the chance to update Small Circles of Kindness. … [Read more...] about Working circles of kindness
At one of the very first sessions of #tal10, @countculture pinned me with a pointed look. "Talk About Local need to do something to bring together the geeks and the non-geeks". And as he is the man who made council websites a million times better, … [Read more...] about The Exchange: techy corner / knowledge sharing / geek garden
Modern websites are not just a set of pages sent between computers and consumed by passive pairs of eyes. The best websites are living, breathing communities, full of ever-changing content and lively debate, witty exchanges and with a bustling … [Read more...] about Community surgery: how to tackle the problems that could kill your blog
One of many ideas that really appealed to me in David Halpern’s Hidden Wealth of Nations, which I’m reading at the moment, is Fureai kippu, or ‘caring relationship tickets’. This is a community currency which operates in … [Read more...] about Small circles of kindness