Archive for June, 2012

Social Media Dialogue to Boost Community Regeneration

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A project using technology to engage local people to help reinvigorate a run-down inner city shopping area is one of 31 new “community hubs” being funded by the national digital inclusion network UK Online Centres ( http://www.ukonlinecentres.com/ ). The initiative will use Facebook, Twitter and SurveyMonkey (an online survey creation tool) to gauge local opinion, […]

Government ‘Ignoring Location-Based Services’

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The UK government should increase its use of ‘location intelligent services’ to maximise efficiency in public service delivery, a leading analyst has told E-Government Bulletin. Speaking ahead of his appearance at this month’s Ordnance Survey-hosted ‘Location 2012’ event (http://bit.ly/JuruE8), technology trend analyst Ian Pearson said location-based services hold great potential for both central and local […]

Social Media Will Shape Government ICT, Guidance Says

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The rise of social media will influence the development of emerging major government ICT projects, such as the G-Cloud cloud computing programme and the PSN (public services network), according to new government guidance on social media use within the civil service. The guidance ( http://bit.ly/Jhr4oC ) is split into two sections, with the first section […]

New Island Horizons: IslandGovCamp

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The first GovCamp specifically to focus on the challenges of digital participation in island communities, IslandGovCamp 2012, took place in Orkney (and on the internet) recently, writes Sweyn Hunter. It was organised by the Orkney ICT Forum, a professional association for people and organisations offering web, ICT and media and communications services in Orkney, which […]