Building Perfect Council Websites Conference 09

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Building Perfect Council Websites Conference 09

  1. 1. Building Perfect Council Websites Conference 15th July 2009 Twitter: @liz_azyan Email: liz@lgeoresearch.com Blog: http://www.lgeoresearch.com
  2. 2. Average Briton spends around 164 minutes online every day, compared with 148 minutes watching television.
  3. 3. Average Briton spends £127 on the internet each month?
  4. 4. UK Local Councils using Social Media 123 local councils 44 local councils 55 local councils
  5. 5. There is currently no “official” government champion for social media engagement with Britons
  6. 6. Hit some conferences!!!
  7. 7. Social Media Security http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/social-media-security/
  8. 8. Social media benefits trump security fears • Researchers warn that if the government distances itself from Twitter and Facebook, Web 2.0 ignorance could pose its own security threat and hinder Department of Defense communication, efficiency and community-building efforts. • “Some of the best lesson-learned sharing, the best idea generation has come from military people using social media to talk to each other,” said Dr. James Jay Carafano, a senior research fellow who studies national and homeland security issues at the conservative Heritage Foundation. • “To keep our public diplomacy relevant today, we have to reach out and connect with people on their terms, whether we use blogs or texts—or tweets,” Graffy wrote. June 10, 2009, Medill School , Northwestern University, Washington http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=133987
  9. 9. Subscribe to my Blog!!! http://www.lgeoresearch.com
  10. 10. THANK YOU FOR NOT FALLING ASLEEP! ;-) • Twitter: @Liz_Azyan • Email: liz@lgeoresearch.com • Website: http://www.lgeoresearch.com

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