Pics from Lozells (left) and Digbeth social media surgeries. Lozells has an excellent blog aimed at countering existing views of the area. Innovative use of social media not just confined to white/middle class
More on this later
I’ve talked before about sharing personal data. This is a snapshot of a reading from my current cost electrivity meter. I was trying to get this data to tweet on its own but it was a little beyond my technical knowledge. Getting the garmin to tweet has been a lot easier.
Sometimes proprietary solutions are beautiful. After I go for a run I take off my watch, the garmin USB fob detects that my watch is in range and then uploads my data to the Garmin Connect website. Other than the initial set up I don’t need to do a thing.
Carter2: 1:20 – 3:40 Ed Richards (PSB): 1:57 – 3:29 Ofcom really interesting. PSB matters lots. New PSB institution based on publisher model that started C4 and kick-started independent sector. 4IP just the start. Region needs to get this right to be at the forefront of what follows.
9% don’t trust web as a way to engage in active citizenship. Rises to 40% in areas of multiple deprivation 9% lacked confidence. 40% in areas of multiple deprivation. Birmingham has ‘% of people who feel they can influence decisions in their locality” as a measure
USING SOCIAL MEDIA Some things that are happening in Birmingham that might be interesting Dave Harte Birmingham City University http://daveharte.com http://twiter.com/daveharte [email_address]
“ Someone working alone, with really cheap tools, has a reasonable hope of carving out enough of the cognitive surplus, enough of the desire to participate , enough of the collective goodwill of the citizens, to create a resource you couldn't have imagined existing even five years ago .”
“ Digital Government will need to become genuinely ‘of the web’, not simply ‘on the web’. That means designing new services and transactions around the web platform rather than adapting paper-based systems.” (Digital Britain)