4 articles Tag Mobile phone

Only ever seen in the right place

I’ve been trying to get to grips with Facebook Places over the last week or so, despite it not being rolled out beyond the US at the moment. As with most Facebook functionality the default option is that you fully opt-in to the service, which will allow you to use GPS to share your location. There are a few of these location-based services duking it out at the moment – Foursquare, Gowalla – but these …

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Crisis comms online

This UKGovCamp 10 Session by Al Smith was focused mainly on how council’s responded to January’s Big Freeze in terms of online communication. Al had some interesting experience and innovations to share around communicating quickly information on school closures, road gritting and any affected services. The group talked about how in a rapidly occurring situation online communication was best placed to deliver information first and respond to any inquiries from the public. Indeed, in some …

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Snow…to go!

So, the transition from 2009 into 2010 was dressed in two jumpers and mittens as The Big Freeze hit the UK. The snow which had made a white Christmas a fun-filled festive treat turned the return to work flicker between tedious and treacherous on the disruption scale. There have already been posts about how council services and comms coped with the bad weather – there is a good round-up of those by Kev Campbell-Wright. In …

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