Archive for May, 2009

Social media job interview questions

I recently recruited someone to work exclusively on social media. It’s a shiny new post of a kind as yet still rare in government (I can only name three others) and a bit different from any vacancy I’ve recruited into before. So my (t)rusty set of interview questions for website managers just wasn’t going to […]


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Found Nemo

My son found him today in the aquarium at the Horniman and he hasn’t even seen the film.


Found/interesting: 11 April to 16 May

A near-random selection of stuff I’ve found interesting lately. Us Now : watch the film -like it says. I Can Haz Writin Skillz? – Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview. – HFACTDEWARIUCSMNUWKIASLAMB. WordPress in UK government: an informal audit – and very soon, blogs on the BERR intranet too. 5 Very Weird URL Shorteners -variety […]


News you can trust – the social media way

Just a quickie to highlight two related posts on social media approaches to the traditional news release. Michelle of FutureGov has highlighted a great example from Defra where the standard press notice went out with a companion blog post. Meanwhile Steph of DIUS has written up his and his colleagues’ experiences of trying to weave […]


What I think of Andrew Stott, the new Director of Digital Engagement

It turns out I was right. The new Director of Digital Engagement is someone I already kinda know. I’ve met been in the same room as Andrew Stott twice. Once at the most recent government Heads of e-Communications group meeting (next week I will attend my first of these as an actual head of e-comms) […]