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 […]

Do councils need websites?

This was the question posed by Peter McClymont for his LocalGovCamp Lincoln session and the answer may not be as easy to come by as you think, even when presented to a room of council webbies. In fact it isn’t even quite the question which needs answering. A more appropriate way of phrasing it, as […]

History: Part Four: New SMS Waiting

I’d sort of forgotten I was meandering through this series about my online life to be honest. Then, last night, the subject of this installment played out as part of my dream. It didn’t play out in the dream exactly as it had in real life. Because in real life I have never run a […]