BIS digital team launches blog for Simon Hughes on WordPress.com

Tweet Today, we pressed the publish button on a new blog to support Simon Hughes’s engagement with young people and others in his role as Advocate for Access to Education. It’s an independent, advisory role spanning DfE and BIS policy – hence the independent.gov.uk domain and HMG branding. More about the role from the site’s About […]


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 […]


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 […]


Found/interesting: 17 May to 2 June

Look what I found interesting. Crisis Communications for the Social Media Age – Also works as a guide to rebuttal 2.0 Swine Flu 2.0 : A Case For How Managing Social Media is a Matter of National Security – …and here’s a real-life case study from Ross Ferguson et al’s trans-Atlantic cousins Twitter’s hype is […]


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 […]