Tag Archives: UK

Identity, local citizenship and a modest proposal

Starting from the overlap of geography, identity and citizenship online – and how it relates to e-identity. Raises questions including: what does it mean to be a ‘citizen’ of a place (city) when you’re online? Can a location decide you are not a citizen? How can a city know if it’s dealing with a real person? How do we define who is entitled to participate in a local space, and to what extent? Continue reading

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Open source, open data, open options?

I’ve been looking at open source in government and e-participation in particular for a while now, and this seems a good time to try to get into shape my thoughts on some of the reasons why open source is still … Continue reading

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Open data and personal data systems in the UK and England (+ Scotland and Wales and NI?)

A couple of months ago, Mydex (via William Heath) published a brief UK list of government initiatives on the Ideal Government site, looking at applications of personal data systems (PDS). The motivation is the belief that: Only the addition of … Continue reading

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Local government and social networking

Dan Slee has just posted a great summary with tons of example of the opportunities that intelligent use of Facebook can open up for local government. I’ve had a couple of thoughts in response (a bit much for a comment, … Continue reading

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Has e-petitioning been ‘useless’?

I think I’ll use my first blog post of 2011 (Happy New Year by the way) for a quick refresher on (e)petitioning. One of my favourite quotes on the subject of e-petitions is from a letter to the Telegraph of … Continue reading

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