Archive for April, 2009

Beyond cut and paste: the professional skills every government web publisher should have

Control-A, Control-C, Control-V. Anyone can do that, right? So we can give our web publishing work to a few junior staff, train them on the software (a nice little development opportunity, bless) and get them to just bung whatever we send them up on the site. If you work in website management for a large […]

The UK government on Twitter

Dave Cole has done something that was crying out to be done. He has taken all of the (hard to find) RSS feeds for government press releases from COI’s News Distribution Service and piped them into Twitter accounts. Nice. To my mind though there’s no substitute for a proper, human-edited Twitter account and so I […]

Digital Britain: Got it covered

Tomorrow’s Digital Britain Summit at the British Library will be live streamed, tweeted and  blogged here on the (much improved) Digital Britain blog. We’ve assembled a really great team – so nothing left to do but sit back and watch.

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Found/interesting: 22 March to 11 April

Look what I found interesting. Twitter-related: 15 Fascinating Ways to Track Twitter Trends – Twitter listening and trending tools c/o Mashable; Twattering – Banal and insipid tweets get the Speak Your Branes treatment. Hat tip Ross; Governments Experimenting With Twitter – Canadian government Twitter use on the increase – and some useful thoughts (some of […]

It’s all kicking off in my garden

Spring has most definitely sprung in my garden. I had today off work and was out there planting some veg seeds (already off plan, somehow) and re-potting a bay tree. In the process of all this I spotted many signs of new, edible life. Including: The first of hopefully many strawberry flowers (above) Some tiny […]