A dictionary and an unexpected user of Web2.0

    If this book is at all good, I reckon it should be an essential tool for European e-gov projects:

    (Though at £94, I’d kind of look forward to a free online alternative emerging…)

    And if the Pope can do it, why can’t your local council:

    • Everyone’s doing it… Vatican official Padrini has launched the ambitious Pope2You site, which aggregates the Vatican’s presence on various social networks. It boasts cutting-edge social-media components, including an iPhone application that keeps its users updated with the pope’s recent speeches and activities and a YouTube channel that features papal video addresses. A site called Wikicath delivers the pope’s messages “in a new way, interactive and hypertext, through a platform built in the Wiki style.”

    OK, it was a one-off built for an event in May, but still…


    About Peter Cruickshank

    Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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