David Wilcox and I walked down the Embankment last summer and talked about his idea for social reporting. This spring it has gathered some momentum and today he and Dave Briggs are at the Digital Inclusion Conference at the Brewery in London.
They have created a site to provide some coverage of the event. At the moment it consists mostly of videos recorded by David and uploaded by Dave.
You get some sense of what the event is like and does serve a purpose. For example David tries on a glove designed to replicate what it is like to be an arthritis sufferer. It’s good to see new stuff. Kevin Carey gives an interesting view on digital inclusion and bemoans the focus on PCs rather than phones.
BUT, there are too many talking heads; there is no live feed although Public-i were webcasting apparently; and the live blogging aspect isn’t really there. Come on Dave’s let’s hear something about the conference. What’s the purpose? Who is buzzing? Was it worth paying £295 to attend (not very inclusive – VAT was extra)? What have you learnt today?