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Social networking for councils

A lively kick off to LocalGovCamp Lincoln with this session on ideas and experience of social networking in local government as suggested and lead by Chris Schubert of East Lindsay District Council. This session started with a discussion about whether council’s should use Facebook or whether people are going to Facebook for purely social reasons and therefore council services are irrelevant. This lead to a brief spin around whether council services are social or not …

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Getting the conversation started

I gave a presentation last week to other teams in the public relations division here. They covered an overview of social media and its use in online communications. Generally I think the presentations were well received and hopefully will help us make some moves on updating existing policies and making use of relevant social media to evolve our online communications. There were also some really interesting discussions in both of the groups and I wanted …

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