Virtual Worlds & Councils

There has been some conversation about what role a virtual world such as Second Life should play in a council’s engagement strategy. I’m a sceptic myself.  You need to download and install special software, you need a beefed-up computer, the controls are far from intuitive, and the sight of clothed Read more…

Listen Up

Jeremy Gould, the Whitehall Webby, has posted Part Two of his Six Approaches for Social Media Adoption in Govt. – Listening. It is a critical and oft overlooked aspect of using Social Media.  The inclination is that because the tools are so easy to set up and use, we can Read more…

Sidewalks for Democracy Online

Steven Clift has written an essay outlining his wish-list for redesigning online democracy. The central idea is: "The typical e-government experience is like walking into a barren room with a small glass window, a singular experience to the exclusion of other community members.” I agree.  You’re looking at something online Read more…