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SpeedData: Jon Bounds


Jon explained why people do stuff for free on the web by talking about Cliche Kitty and Domo Kun. For those who don’t know, Cliche Kitty and Domo Kun were brought together on the internet. Have a look here. Jon described how people started to use these images and add to them and create new and […]

SpeedData: Chris Taggart and OpenlyLocal


Chris has been working for about a year on the OpenlyLocal site, which collects information on councils and councillors across the country. He made a very interesting point immediately, saying that all good things start with a small step, trying to solve a simple question, while all the bad, expensive complicated things that don’t work, […]

SpeedData: Nick Booth – Help Me Investigate and Social Media Surgeries


Nick talked all about how people are beginning to skill up to use the web in new and very powerful ways. First Nick pointed out that public organisations are already under considerable scrutiny – by showing a video he’d shot of traffic wardens illegally parked in his street. He then talked about Help Me Investigate […]