This was good for three reasons.
- I got to find out more about TALK, Paul’s wiki project for the public sector. I have signed up and am keen to investigate how this might fit into the mix of other platforms out there (the IDeA Communities of Practice , my Department’s own Have Your Say tools, and the ever expanding list of free wiki spaces). On first impressions it seems to have a lot going for it, especially being built in Confluence, and I wish it well.
- I am a big fan of the fun Public Sector Twitter League Paul has put together, and am ranking none too badly considering my relative lateness among the early adopters. It’s a handy roll call and I hope it stays up to date. Although it’s not doing my Twitter addiction any good at all (see also: Tweetrush, Twitter Grader).
- Meeting people is nice. Paul is nice. I have reason to believe Paul thinks I’m nice:
…It’s great to meet nice, like-minded people and web technologies are making it easier than ever to do so. In fact, as I said to Paul today, web 2.0 tools have changed the fabric of society profoundly and irreversibly by eliminating the random factor in the formation of human relationships. (This may have been the latte talking).
It’s all about human beings, after all. We’ve always been connecting with each other, new technologies just make it quicker and – if you ask me – altogether much more reliable.