A site about how community groups and charities can make the most of data and open data to do something useful. Focused on Birmingham, relevant everywhere.

Archive for July, 2009

2nd Lozells Social Media Surgery – Thursday 20th August


After the first social media surgery in Lozells we’re really pleased to be able to do another one on Thursday 20th August 2009. Once again Raj Rattu will be kindly  hosting this free chance for anyone involved in voluntary and community organisations around Lozells to learn about how blogging, Facebook, Twitter or other parts of what’s […]

Can we use public data to create jobs?


This is really a post designed to encourage people to read an interesting piece by Birmingham based Paul Bradshaw over that the Online Journalism Blog.  It’s a month or so old because Paul was responding to news that Tim Berners Lee (the man who invented the World Wide Web) will be working on ways to […]

Birmingham’s Social media scene attracts interest from Barcelona


Chris Pinchen works for  Citilab in a small industrial city just outside Barcelona. He recently visited Birmingham to learn from what was going on with all the civic social media we do here. He used to live in Rugby and hasn’t been in Birmingham since 1993, then he thought the city was a dreadful place, […]