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Local Government – I love you, but I’m leaving

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After a decade working in local government I’m moving on to pastures new. Continue reading

6 social media pitfalls, and how to avoid them

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A summary of some social media sessions I ran at a recent housing conference. My key message was not “don’t do it” but rather “do it properly”. Continue reading

Confessions of a Better connected reviewer

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Last summer I joined the team responsible for conducting the annual Better connected survey of local gov websites, published today. Find out how I got on. Continue reading

Gathering of Edinburgh Social Media Surgeons – Monday 10 December

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We’re relaunching Edinburgh Social Media Surgeries and are having a gathering of potential surgeons to come along and see what’s involved, on Monday 10 Dec. Continue reading

Facebook in the public sector – lunchtime digest

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Today I’m reporting from an event in Glasgow exploring the use of Facebook in the public sector. We’re enjoying an impressive line up of folk doing some great stuff with the social media platform de rigueur.

You can follow the proceedings via the hashtag #fbps12. If you’ve struggled to keep up, though, here’s a short “lunchtime digest” of the morning so far. Continue reading

IslandGovCamp shows potential of remote attendance

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Last weekend saw #islandgovcamp in Orkney. I’ll blog more about the event soon, but I wanted to quickly mention one of the main (I think) triumphs of the weekend – showcasing the potential for technology to facilitate meaningful, engaging remote attendance. Continue reading

Social Media and the future of journalism

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Following a successful first meet-up last month, the next Tartan Tweetmeet will take place in a number of Scottish cities next Wednesday 28th March, with the theme of “social media and the future of journalism”. Continue reading

How can we bring back free social media surgeries?

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Last night I went along to #smedinburgh – a meet up for people from all backgrounds to come and discuss social media. I made some useful contacts and the people … Continue reading

Tartan Tweetmeet (in 500 words or less)

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Last night’s Tartan Tweetmeet was, by all accounts, a great success. Continue reading

5 things to leave out of a social media proposal

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In my organisation, staff are normally asked to write a short proposal before they can set up an official social media account. This works quite well – it means they … Continue reading

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