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Blackburn council, Localgov official reacted quickly to the weather, setting up facebook accounts and twitter newsfeeds. Picked up by the online community, we blogged about it and the guardian society marked it out as gppd practice. Paul clarke linked back to the post commenting
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TweetyHall: The What, the Why and the How
The What, the Why & the How @TweetyHall http://TweetyHall.co.uk
<ul><li>Digital engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital democracy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public service transformation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service co-design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-organisational collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social innovation incubation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Idea generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project co-design and support </li></ul></ul>Future Gov does
BUT this is not about technology!* <ul><li>We want to make Local Government more engaging , open and honest </li></ul><ul><li>We want local representatives to be the best they can be by using web tools effectively </li></ul><ul><li>We want to encourage politicians and citizens to have more conversations with each other </li></ul>*well, not only
Functional Helps Councillors connect with their citizens Allows councillors to keep up with real time news “ It’s worth remembering that although most people don’t use twitter (yet) - the media and the political elite do” @antoniabance “ I can communicate my message and people can immediately respond – traditionally we have done this face to face, but more and more people communicate through social media and we need to keep up.” @dwoodend
And Away... “ Social media has given me the best policy research and feedback I’ve ever gotten. Twitter is no one way street. ... I can send out one tweet and it will reach more people than any newspaper in the city, my phone is a printing press in my pocket” @CoryBooker Mayor of Newark
What’s next? <ul><li>Improve functionality, including topical channels. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to document good practice of the web in local government </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to more local representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to connect and support #localgov champions </li></ul>