The site is one of the longest standing of it’s kind and gave Jon a remarkable platform over the years to innovate in using the web and represent another view of his native city. This will be interesting.
Here are some of the things I’ve been reading August 8th from 12:43 to 13:15:
- Citizen involvement in local governance | Joseph Rowntree Foundation – “This Round-up outlines the challenges and dilemmas that local partners, central government, councillors, staff and communities must resolve if citizens are to have more power and influence over local services and their neighbourhoods.”
- Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0: How to address scaling and cause fatigue? – Beth challenging non profits to step uop a gear when it comes to now owning the message but being part of a network which achieves things. Excellent post
- What would you do with a journalist? « Talk About Local (alpha) – Good question asked by Will Perrin.
- Where British blogging is at | The Democratic Society – Demosc worries about whether blogging can replace msm: “a lot of sympathy with his scepticism about what blogging brings to political debate. It may be that it grows up, or that the cream floats to the top, if the traditional media do go under.” Medium and message mix up again?
- A Rebuttal & an Example of a High Performance Organization | Tactical Philanthropy – This is one of a series of interesting posts and conversations about social media and charities, high performance versus high impact. Some really intelligent stuff being chewed over on this blog.
- Hyperlocal, when you don’t want everything – jon bounds – Jon Bounds improves is Birmingham hyperlocal blog pipe, created as part of Talk About Local
These are my links for April 18th through April 21st:
- Better ways to share information digitally « Observations – The Observatory’s Population & Society Group is planning a seminar in the summer to investigate and discuss how research organisations in the West Midlands can get better at sharing information digitally. Do you have any thoughts on this?
- Google News Timeline – Google News Timeline supports lots of different types of queries that you can add by clicking on a checkbox below.
- Birmingham City Council Press Releases – An independent site that purely exists to allow a space for commenting on Birmingham City Council Press Releases.
- World Bank API – Welcome to the World Bank Developer Network! – The World Bank's first API offers 114 indicators from key data sources and 12,000 development photos (see all sources). We are releasing this API because we believe this information can be mapped, visualized and mashed up in an unlimited number of ways that will help develop a better understanding of trends and patterns around key development issues.
- The Conservative Party | News | The Blue Blog | Making Government data work for you – "MySociety are campaigning for Parliamentary bills to be published in an internet-friendly format, so the public could be kept up-to-date with their progress through Parliament. Thankfully, David Cameron agrees – it’s a great idea, and one that could lead to a UK version of OpenCongress (or, better still, our version of YourOwnDemocracy – an ambitious US project still in its early stages) becoming reality."