Here’s a couple more Big Society explanations – the above film is from Beyond 2010, ‘an international conference exploring the role of digital technologies in delivering better public services for less’. It starts tomorrow in Birmingham as part of Hello Digital, which includes some interesting sessions on Speed Data and Hyperlocal News (disclaimer: myself and William are on the panel for this one).
The above Big Society diagram is from D’log, ‘a casual â€œview from the man in Stoke-on-Trentâ€, so-to-speak, just to get the concept straight in my head.’
BBC News: Nick Booth’s blog – ‘here we explore the world of hyperlocal, or very local, web sites. I’ll be writing about the communities and volunteers who use the web to reflect on life at street level or hold power to account.’ Nick starts with interviewing Steph Jennings and James Clarke, who created the inspirational Wednesfield blog wv11.co.uk because, “People don’t understand how good this place is.”
The Greener Leith Readers Survey – interesting results on a survey designed to measure the impact of a community website:
It would appear that our efforts are helpingt to inspire Leithers to take practical action to improve Leith, reduce their environmental footprint AND it would seem we’re helping folk to participate in the civic life of the neighbourhood – whether that’s by contacting local politicans, or taking part in consultations or events.