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Two flip interviews at #psw09

Socitm held its annual ‘Building perfect council websites’ event this week at Olympia, London. Must have been over 200 people there and a very interesting line-up of contributors.

I took my Flip camera along and managed to grab a couple of people for short interviews.

Kingston upon Thames councillor (and former Mayor) Mary Reid is a real pioneer in use of social networks in the UK. She’s had a blog for a long time and driven a lot of development in her council. Here, continuing from a point I’d made in one of her sessions, she talks about whether the development of social media policy is really needed.

Gerry McGovern is an old hero of mine. He’s basically a usability guru but he doesn’t talk like one. His presentation style is very funny, pointing out the silliness of how much web design looks to an outsider – woods’n’trees stuff.

Here’s the website for ‘psw09’ with links to other posts and presentation slides.

It was also the ‘soft launch’ for Socitm Web Professionals – of which more later!

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Very cool. I like the Flip interview – I need to do more myself. I have the Flip but forget about it sometimes.