Guest post on alpha.gov.uk’s vision for online consultation and policy engagement

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Embedding third party code: the downsides

Tweet I thought I should quickly acknowledge a few responses I’ve had to my previous post on using 3rd party plugins like Disqus and Echo, pointing out some of the downsides. As well as this comment from Simon I’ve had two emails politely highlighting issues which – though nowhere near outweighing the benefits in my […]


Digging digital government: recent major works and what they mean

Tweet Major works by Whitehall webbies in the past six weeks have repeatedly got top billing on No 10′s legendary grid, and even made front page news. This feels very different from even a year ago, when web teams had to work hard just to get their voices heard on the importance of the web […]


Government 2010: the gist

You could easily spend your whole time at e-comms events, hearing the same speakers say similar things to the same people. They’re two a penny, and it’s hard to know which will be the good ones. But as others observed and the Twitter buzz testifies, today’s Government 2010 shindig was a best of breed conference […]


Speaking (and listening!) at Government 2010

I’ll be taking part in a discussion panel on online consultation at Government 2010 on 22 October – alongside Harry Metcalfe, Tom Watson and David Price. The theme is: Digital Engagement is Everyone’s Job: Formal and Informal Consultation on the Web. I’ll be saying a bit about my experience and observations from the front line, […]