Found/interesting: 9 Nov to 24 Dec

I haven’t done one of these bookmark posts in a while, and I’m some way off posting anything new here. So here’s a look at what I found interesting enough to bookmark recently. The state of the UK gov blogosphere – Great post by Dave Briggs. Why websites matter less and less – “Summary: Our [...]


Transforming online government: thoughts about the Federal Web Managers Council white paper

The heads of web in US government agencies have produced this 3-page white paper for Obama’s transition team, campaigning for radical transformation of the gov web estate. Or in their words, to “build on the groundswell of citizen participation in the presidential campaign and make people’s everyday interactions with their government easier and more transparent.” [...]


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Stuff I’ve bookmarked from 28 October to 29 October

Stuff I’ve bookmarked from 28 October to 29 October: ReadWriteGov – First of hopefully many ‘ReadWriteGov’ events orgainsed by Dave Briggs. I am going to this one. I went, it was well worth it, and Dave will be posting a summary here. BackType – I’ve been using CoComment (inconsistenly) to track and share my comments [...]


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Even better Gmail with Google Redesigned

I recently discovered the joys of the Google Redesigned plugin for Firefox 3. It transforms your Gmail from this: To this: Seriously, don’t even think twice. Just install it. I’ve been using Gmail since its beta release and, despite its many strengths, have often struggled to find commonly used buttons because of the (frankly terrible) [...]


Embedding digital media: lessons from my father-in-law

My dad-in-law Geoff got a digital camera for his birthday last week. He didn’t ask for it. He probably didn’t want it. He does now. Having resisted all suggestions to ‘go digital’ for years, I’m pretty sure Geoff would happily have gone on with his 36 frames, 35 millimetres and 24-hour wait for a lucky [...]