Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

WebAIM Screenreader Survey Results 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

As the title of this article suggests, WebAIM have released the results of their second screen reader survey. I would therefore suggest you head over there and read those results for yourself. Or you can head over an look at their summary. If you can’t be bothered to do either of those things, you might [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Social Media, Standards, Technology

Blogging – because it’s there.

Friday, October 9, 2009 10:29 38 Comments

One of the things bloggers are asked from time to time is “why do you blog”. The answer “why not?” doesn’t seem to satisfy many, so I’m perhaps more likely to come up with some thoughts along the lines of “because I enjoy writing”, which is pretty much the main reason, although now that I’ve [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Social Media, Technology

Using Facebook To Damage Your Brand

Friday, September 11, 2009 11:02 6 Comments

Well, okay, you probably don’t want to be doing this, but if you’re not aware of what is being posted on Facebook about you, you can be pretty sure that someone will be saying something negative about you. I’ve looked at this sort of thing in relation to the public sector when I asked Do [...]

This was posted under category: Branding, Social Media, Technology

Portsmouth Council Ban Facebook

Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:17 182 Comments

Portsmouth Council have banned staff from using Facebook, causing grunts of approval from those who feel Council staff sit on their arses all day, and howls of derision from those who feel that organisations who do not embrace social media are simply burying their heads in the sand. Firstly, it came about because the local [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Social Media, Technology

Cambridgeshire Council Blogging Policy

Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:20 41 Comments

Cambridgeshire Council shared their Social Network and Blogging Policy on Public Sector Forums the other day where they have set out the rules for what they expect employees to do in terms of using blogs and contributing on social networks. Before even reading the policy, I can tell that this is a good idea. This [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Public Sector, Social Media, Standards, Technology

Twitter Policy for Local Government and the Public Sector

Friday, August 7, 2009 7:20 81 Comments

The Cabinet Office Digital Engagement blog produced a template twitter strategy for government departments a couple of weeks ago, so naturally I felt the need to have a look at it and see what they have to say, with a particular view to seeing what bits of the advice are relevant and/or important for other [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Social Media, Standards, Technology, twitter

Government, Social Media, Irony

Sunday, August 2, 2009 7:20 5 Comments

New government guidance has been published urging civil servants to use the micro-blogging site Twitter. Launched on the Cabinet Office website, the 20-page document is calling on departments to “tweet” on “issues of relevance or upcoming events”. BBC News: Government advice urges tweeting Personally, I think this is a great idea. I think government — [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Social Media, Standards, Technology, twitter

#PSFBuzz : Four Steps To Incorporating Social Media

Monday, July 20, 2009 7:20 1 Comment

Dave Briggs (@davebriggs) chaired the PSF event, so had two opportunities to speak — firstly a fifteen minute ‘welcome’ session (although that was mostly housekeeping matters, and I don’t think it particularly worth blogging about where the fire exits were, and where the toilets were) and then secondly, a session to wrap up the event [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Social Media, Technology

#PSFBuzz : Twitterplan

Saturday, July 18, 2009 7:20 3 Comments

And then we had Stuart Harrison (also known as @pezholio) up to talk to us about Twitterplan. I’ve talked about this before, so I’m likely to skip at least some of my notes, but there was still plenty of stuff there which wasn’t covered in that original post… Twitterplan Lichfield Council originally set up a [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Social Media, Technology, twitter

#PSFBuzz: Losing Control

Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:20 7 Comments

This one, more fully titled “Losing Control: why people will say what they want about you anyway” was presented by Al Smith (@alncl) of Newcastle City Council. At this point I must also remember to thank Goss Interactive, who have a very useful habit of providing pens and notepads at these events. Anyway, after that [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Social Media, Standards, Technology, twitter