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Social media cost-effective for councils?

Use social media rather than traditional is the call from public service. It is hard to make savings on social media unless they are carefully targeted and run. Conversations are often open- ended in new media, and this can increase...

Shirky on paywall

Lovely quote among many:And to put it in one bleak sentence, no medium has ever survived the indifference of 25-year-olds

Digital engagement needs to part of something bigger

Lots of good stuff in Dave’s post on the need for a new focus for digital engagement. My take is compatible, but different. I think digital engagement will become a substrate to “normal” activities. We won’t think about digital or social for...

Tableau public and open data

Tableau Public looks like a great data analysis option for open data munging. Quick and easy to use and generates web interactive visualisations. Neat.