Posts Tagged: London

Should Hospitals Be Considered a Significant Target Of Terror? Many social scientists referred to guerrilla warfare as the “weapon of the weak” and terrorism as the “weapon of the weakest,” using violence to generate fear, and thereby to achieve their political goals, when direct military victory is not possible. Today terrorists usually prefer to avoid attacking heavily defended “hard targets” such as military… Read more »

What you should know about ‘The Really Useful Event 2011 – Data Discovery Workshop’

Register to ‘The Really Useful – Data Discovery Workshop’ NOW and vote for the open data challenges Download the ‘Data Discovery Workshop’ Agenda A. Its one of a kind The LDG Community in conjunction with the Transparency team at DCLG and the LG group are planning a series of events and activities over a 6-month… Read more »

Let’s not just make open data sexy… let’s make it really useful!

To register for the Really Useful event of 1st of July go to and vote for the challenges at Ever since the launch of open data here in the UK by Sir Tim Bernes-Lee in January 2010 with (who ReadWriteWeb says actually put the US version to shame due to the… Read more »

Don’t Have a City Facebook Page? It’s OK, Facebook’s Made One (For You?)

Back in April, Facebook launched something called “Community Pages,” which far as I can tell, simply scrapes Wikipedia content and public status updates and populates the pages with “fans” who mentioned the page term in their profile. Thought your city didn’t have a fan Page on Facebook? I’ll bet it does. Your council’s been handwringing… Read more »

Rockin’ it at the London LocalGovCamp

We had a fantastic London LocalGovCamp yesterday. LocalGovCamp is really a series of events across the country – local government unconferences focusing on the use of social media and collaboration in local government (and it’s not all techy – lots of it is about rethinking the way local government works and radical efficiency). For the… Read more »

My Digital Innovation Strategy for London – One Year On

This is a re-post of a blog I wrote over on the FutureGov site yesterday Without realising, I seem to be a man of New Years resolutions. When it comes to big decisions and turning my thinking into action, January appears to be a big month for me looking back. Two years ago this month,… Read more »

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… Read more »

The Building Industry Meets Web 2.0 at Be2Camp

How can the building industry use Web 2.0 tools to enhance delivery of services and better integrate new concepts like sustainability? These are some of the questions and issues that will be discussed at the upcoming barcamp, Be2Camp, to be held at The Building Centre on Store Street in London on Oct. 10, 2008. This… Read more »