Web 2.0 and You : Government and the web
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  • 1. www.involve.org.uk Online Participation
  • 2.
    • Public participation
    • Research
    • Practice
    • Cross-policy
    www.involve.org.uk
  • 3.
    • Public participation not just online
    • Not for profit
    • Non-partisan
    • Online best practice and
    • planning tool for public participation
    • www.peopleandparticipation.net
  • 4. About you...
    • Social networking site
    • Rated a service online
    • Read a blog
    • Commented on a blog
    • Written a blog
  • 5.
    • Who is online?
    • Over 60% of households (15million people)
    • Younger people...yet increasingly older people
    • Who isn’t?
    • The rest of us!
    • 60 and over
    • Socially excluded groups
    But... more and more of us are going online!
  • 6. What are they doing?
    • Finding out information on goods and services (circa 80%)
    • Using email (circa 80%)
    • Using government sites
    • (circa 60% of existing users do this)
  • 7. What Web 2.0 can do for you.
  • 8. ...hang on – what’s Web 1.0?
    • Information-giving
    • Limited interactivity
    • One-way flow of information
    • Top-down structure
    • Old-fashioned websites...?!
  • 9. Web 2.0 is . . . Jargon?
    • Participative
    • Seeking interaction and input
    • Two-way flow of information
    • Not top-down
    • Collaborative
    • User Generated Content
  • 10. What does that actually mean?
    • Blogging
    • Social networking
    • Wikis
    • Forums and discussion groups
    It is a tool to engage and involve people
    • Goes well with...
    • Tailored information provision
    • Multimedia
    • Accessible websites
    • Offline/ Face to Face Participation
  • 11. A few examples....
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  • 17. Blogs
    • Made up of user-generated content
    • Like a diary
    • Purpose defined by its owner
    • Individuals or groups
  • 18. Blogging – Why bother?
    • Sharing resources and knowledge
    • Building new and open networks
    • Developing ideas/innovating
    • Reaching out to draw in new voices
    • Transparency and better communication
    • Personal development/reflection
  • 19. Why don’t we all just...blog?
    • Convinced I won’t have enough time or inclination to update it.
    • What’s the use? I won’t have anything interesting or useful to say that hasn’t already been said by someone wiser.
    • Blogging is something other people do - I’m a commenter not a writer! It’s just ‘not me’.
  • 20. My blogsperiment
  • 21. Post blog reflections on...
    • Convinced I won’t have enough time or inclination to update it.
    • What’s the use? I won’t have anything interesting or useful to say that hasn’t already been said by someone wiser.
    • Blogging is something other people do - I’m a commenter not a writer! It’s just ‘not me’.
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  • 27. Blog in Groups
    • Great way to start
    • Build a community
    • Take away the time-strain from individuals
    • Share more!
    • All in one place - themed
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  • 30. Social Networks: A small selection
    • Facebook www.facebook.com
    • Meetup www.meetup.com
    • YouTube www.youtube.com
    • Twitter www.twitter.com
    • LinkedIn www.linkedin.com
    • Flickr www.flickr.com
    • MySpace www.myspace.com
    • Bebo www.bebo.com
  • 31. Why is it useful?
    • Goes to the people
    • Organisational tools
    • Bridging online/offline
    • Convenience
    • Personal tailoring
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  • 40. A word of caution...
    • Discourage anonymity
    • Encourage personal responsibility
    • Consider disclaimers – provide freedom
    • Remain transparent- motives+boundaries
    • Use your privacy settings tactically!
    • Be open to criticism – respond and use it!
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  • 43. Summary
    • There’s a great deal out there to use and explore
    • The web as we know it is changing - and fast
    • It is worth investing time to see for yourself.
    Other stuff... Specific tools like pledgebank , theyworkforyou Social bookmarking like del.icio.us , digg RSS feedreaders like bloglines , browser based Personalised startpage like pageflakes , netvibes
  • 44. Take-Aways
    • A Supplement not Substitute
    • Share Smarter
    • Nurture Innovation and Learning
    • Go to the People
    • Involve Users in Development
    • Evaluate
  • 45. A new kind of ending... http://cased.wordpress.com [email_address] www.peopleandparticipation.net www.icele.org Share your thoughts and concerns. Find solutions with help from others!
  • 46. Thanks to...
    • Jared – creative commons image
    • ONS – statistical info
    • Tim Davies – inspiration for ‘reasons to blog’
    • Slideshare – this presentation will be made available on slideshare.
    • See you online! 