Tag Archives: social media

The resistible rise of Facebook

On a completely different subject: it’s interesting to compare the almost complete dominance of Facebook now with the situation as I found it a couple of years ago. From the Next Web, 10 June 2012: Facebook is eating the world, except for China and … Continue reading

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Social media and The Lives of Others… Stasi Media?

Have you been getting the feeling that you need to be very careful what you say online  for fear the police or media will take things the wrong way and land you in a load of unnecessary trouble? Especially knowing … Continue reading

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Risk & control issues around social media in local government

…in Scotland I was invited to do a brief talk about the changing risk environment in local government caused by the continuing impact of social media. What made the invitation particularly attractive was that I would be speaking to SLACIAG, which you … Continue reading

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Communities conference at the Scottish Parliament, 2 October

On Saturday 2 October the Parliament will hold the second Communities Conference, at  Holyrood here in Edinburgh. It will be aimed at local, community based, voluntary and charity sector organisations, social enterprises, and other civic groups. Its purpose is to … Continue reading

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Europe: conservative, cautious or…?

More negative comparisons with the USA. In Europe’s defence, I do get the impression that the formal political processes here are more concerned with social inclusion and participation than they are in the USA, and our political processes provide for … Continue reading

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