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Archive for August, 2009

Glum councillors and potholes.


Pete Ashton has started Richard McKeever on something utterly brilliant. A blog dedicated to: doggedly collate images of councillors looking glum whilst pointing at holes in the road, wearing hard hats or presenting oversized cheques. Lets celebrate the work of our local elected representatives! Tweet suggestions to @glumcouncillors It uses a very simple free service […]

A Digital Inclusion conference in Birmingham – Barcamp style

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In Birmingham we have good experiences with the unconference/Barcamp style. Especially when it comes to gathering people around a specific topic or discussion. Another Barcamp or unconference is in the making, this time on the topic of Digital Inclusion. The people from ‘We Share Stuff’ got the idea after they attended the National Digital Inclusion […]

Bournville Village Blog, a how-to in local blogging


Over at Talk About Local, Nicky Getgood (a brilliant local blogger herself) has written a short piece about the new hyper-local blog Bournville Village started by journalism graduate Hannah Waldram. As Hannah is not only a journalism graduate (like myself), but apparently also managed to do something with social media, I knew I had to […]