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Game of Thones : Facebook vs Youtube for video 

10 Mar 16

Tuesday night niche parts of the internet went a little bonkers when the season 6 trailer of Game of Thrones was released, a week earlier than any fan anticipated.


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Facebook, Profiles, Pages and Groups. What’s the difference? 

24 Feb 16

We were running an Awareness Session today for the East Birmingham Community Safety Partnership and it came up in conversation again about the different ways you can use Facebook – profiles, pages, open groups, closed groups – and how confusing …


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The future of local government: being human. 

16 Feb 16

In the past few days I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time at #notwestminster , the conference on local democracy in Harrogate, at a session with senior social services officers run by Cormac Russell and organised by IEWM WM-ADASS and had a cup …


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Trailblazers: Stans Cafe, Birmingham City Council and Young People 

3 Feb 16

Stans Cafe ( globally successful Birmingham theatre company) has been working with a 120 young people for last few weeks to help the City Council connect in new ways.


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Why Public Services should take the time to grow the civic conversation 

1 Feb 16

Later this month I’m heading up to Huddersfield for #notwestminster.


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Compliments from the Royal Society for Public Health for our Impact Assessment App 

30 Oct 15

One of our closest clients, Gateway Family Services,  won a couple of big awards last week.


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How to link to Paypal using the Facebook Donate Now button 

7 Sep 15

Adding a Paypal donate button to your Facebook page has never been easy – and as Facebook has changed over the years it’s become impossible without adding third party apps and that’s only of you know where to start looking.


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How to use the new Facebook “Donate” button for your Charity in the UK 

3 Sep 15

In 2013 Facebook rolled out a “Donate” button  limited to specific charity partners.


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Persistence pays off…. ward committee restarts live streaming. 

31 Jul 15

Last year we provided support to councillors at the Billesley Ward ctte for them to experiment with low cost live streaming .


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Do hyperlocal websites fall foul of Leveson and the new press regulator and libel laws? 

13 Jul 15

Last week I spent a couple of hours at a consultation in Birmingham run by the Press Recognition panel , which is the regulator set up to oversee the creation of (a?) new press regulator(s) following the Leveson Inquiry and the Royal Charter .


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Five good habits for better public services 

6 Jul 15

The magazine New Start has been looking at alternative approaches ot create economic vibrancy in a number of uk cities, including Birmingham and the West Midlands.


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Useful things from the NCVO annual conference Evolve 2015 

15 Jun 15

We’ve been spending the time providing a social media surgery at #evolve2015 –  we get to charities and voluntary organisations use social media and open data bit better and in return meet fab people and learn good stuff.


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Free fair for creative and active citizens in Birmingham 

27 May 15

Click on the image to book on the eventbrite page Creative Citizens is a project that’s been running for a couple of  years bringing together research and activity around hyperlocal websites and active citizens.


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A challenge to the idea of economies of scale in public services… 

28 Feb 15

Locality has published some research which counters the argument that large organisations will deliver public services the most efficiently and cost effectively.


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Recent things written about open data and community groups and democracy 

28 Jan 15

BBC Reports that ” The UK government is the most open and transparent in the world, according to global rankings looking at public access to official data.


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Social Media Surgeries and Open data – a new thing. 

21 Jan 15

Since 2008 our approach to social media surgeries has remained pretty much the same.


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Funding and support for young people to develop digital business or digital skills 

16 Oct 14

iDEA is a funding programme/competition to help young people develop either their digital skills or their digital business ideas, or both.


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#nhscitizen and local involvement – Birmingham session, some thoughts. 

3 Oct 14

NHS Citizen information flow This week NHS England has been in Birmingham picking many brains to try and understand how their #nhscitizen idea might work best at a local level.


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Food Integrity: The Elliott Review and Elliot Review Birmingham 

4 Sep 14

Back in April a team from Podnosh attended an event hosted by The New Optimists.


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Strategic Doing – has much of the ring of 21st century public service about it 

23 Jun 14

Tessy Britton linked to an article on accelerating civic innovation through “Strategic Doing” .


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5 stars of open local democracy? 

19 Jun 14

There’s a conversation going on in South Birmingham – led by Karen Cheney and Austin Rodriguez and others – about how to get more public democratic processes shared more widely.


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Working with Young People in East London 

9 Jun 14

On Friday Nick and I were in London visiting Focus E15 – A Foyer for young people in the  London Borough of Newham.


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Kings Heath and Moseley Social Media Surgery 

3 Jun 14

Tonight we’re back at the Loco Lounge for the #MKHSMS – showing Fiona how quick it is to post to the internet using wordpress.


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Doing is what makes things better….. 

3 Jun 14

I found this set of thoughts on Wicked Problems (jargon for social problems that are right tricky to solve) and Open innovation   via Andrea Siodmok’s post on twitter.


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Skills needed for 21st century public service. 

1 Jun 14

Click on the image to download the pdf of the literature review A good dollop of our work is about helping public servants work differently in a world where power through communication is shifting and many citizens want and are happy to have more …


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#fundbrum – how do you find funding opportunities in Birmingham? 

2 May 14

Futureshift information flow hack which created #fundbrum – picture Tessy Britton Last week I ran an hour long mini hack at the Futureshift festival on the flow of information in Birmingham.


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Facebook Reach – How to reach your non for profit / hyperlocal audience for free 

2 May 14

Something has been really frustrating me recently about Facebook – and it’s been covered  lots of other blogs  – the reach that pages are getting with their posts has seemingly plummeted  since Facebook has moved towards a model of …


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#futureshift notes – Joel Blake on grassroots change. 

26 Apr 14

Joel Blake is a CSR specialist .


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#futureshift notes – Pam Warhurst, incredible edible. 

26 Apr 14

Incredible Edible – if you eat you in (reminds me of the New Optimists Food futures here in Birmingham I missed the beginning so here are some lighter notes.


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#futureshift festival notes: Megan Deal. 

26 Apr 14

Megan Deal Megan talks about the raneg fo places she has lived in – including declining cities.


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#futureshift festival – notes from the day: Maurice Specht 

26 Apr 14

Futureshift is designed to help civic activities and civic good flourish in Birmingham and the Black Country FutureShift has brought together a powerful mix of spaces, resources and investment for idea development and new initiatives.


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21st Century public service – is it a thing? 

16 Apr 14

Our work is often about helping public services relate to people in simpler ways.


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Our first use of wordpress – at the Moseley and Kings Heath Social media Surgery 

15 Apr 14

I am Allister Marshall from Moseley in Bloom just experiencing social media for the first time.


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Being there and being sincere – the “secrets” to using social media to build real relationships 

14 Apr 14

This video is well worth the time – especially if you’re tempted to pay for facebook ads to boost likes.


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Horsemeat: The Elliot Review comes to Birmingham 

2 Apr 14

A brilliant bunch of brummie brains got together today to share their experience with Chris Elliott – the prof who’s investigating food safety for the government following the horsemeat scandal.


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Live Streaming Council Committee meetings – How we helped Birmingham City Council Billesley Ward Committee get online. 

28 Mar 14

I’ve mentioned about how we’ve worked in South Birmingham in conjunction with the South Birmingham Community Safety Partnership when we wrote about what Austin Rodriguez , South Birmingham Safer Places officer  had to say about the …


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Why public meetings are the rocky-bed of the public talking to public services. 

24 Mar 14

A very honest piece from Delib called Why Delib Has Given Up on Police and Crime Commissioners has given me an opportunity to pull together a range of things about the bleedin’ obvious.


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More links and things we’ve been up to: Care Data and some other stuff 

21 Mar 14

The end of Stirchley Community Centre and some fab social reporting.


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Links to some interesting things from this week. 

14 Mar 14

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: World wide web needs bill of rights Join the fight for the web to be open for us all – see the BBC report .


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Futureshift: A fabulous programme to encourage civic innovation in Birmingham and the Black Country: 

14 Mar 14

I’m proud to be on the advisory board of Futureshift , which has evolved in a tiny part from some of the story gathering we did with the Community Lover’s Guide to Birmingham    It’s an “an invitation to design and build a …


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Smart City Birmingham – an action plan. 

4 Mar 14

I sat on the Birmingham Smart City commission – my main two pennorth  was to try and providing thinking about community level activity and how plans and changes might relate to that.


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Lean urbanism: getting over Big Civic. 

4 Mar 14

Image courtesy of Knight Foundation on flickr.


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The Sprit of BCCDIY rides again – an open data platform in a day in Birmingham 

20 Feb 14

I often talk to people about BCCDIY.


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Museums, Heritage, Archives and Social Media 

9 Jan 14

Today we are in Shrewsbury delivering a workshop for an array of people that work in museums, heritage and tourism from across Shropshire and the West Midlands.


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The dark side of the digital divide – and a damn fool question? 

12 Nov 13

A section from Tinder Foundation’s Digital Nation Graphic – click on it to find the whole thing.


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Social Networks as part of the ladder out of poverty – a report from Joseph Rowntree Foundation 

29 Oct 13

Published last week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and led by Angus McCabe of Birmingham University the key points are: People’s social networks were shaped by factors including ethnicity, class and gender, but personal characteristics, such as …


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Making digital things should be as common for young people as making food, doing art or making music. 

28 Oct 13

This is an offer to fund work with  young people (from 5 to 18) to encourage them to make digital things.


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West Midlands Police Working With Hyperlocal Bloggers 

22 Oct 13

Lol being shown around the new West Midlands Police website by Digital Service Manager Stuart Davis Working with the Community Safety Partnerships in Birmingham has allowed us to help partners start great conversations across the city.


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Department of Communities and Local Government if looking for a PHD Student for Data Linking and Sharing 

18 Sep 13

I sit on the Local Public Data Panel for the Department for Communities and Local Government.


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Teaming up with BBC volunteers for the Central Birmingham Social Media Surgeries 

18 Sep 13

Karen Slater of the BBC helps Prinith de Alwis Jayasinghe of Home from Hospital Care.


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Fresh start for the Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery – new volunteers from BBC Birmingham 

9 Sep 13

Central Birmingham was the first social media surgery set up to support local community and voluntary orgs –  nearly 5 ears ago on October 15th 2008.


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OpenStreetMap and a festival of #hyperlocal and global mapping in Birmingham 

2 Sep 13

I’ve just received this from Brian Pringle about this weekend’s – open streeet map event.


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Taking some #hyperlocal bloggers round the Library Of Birmingham #lob2013 

30 Aug 13

This week we had a very enjoyable 90 minutes taking some fine local bloggers around the new Library of Birmingham – which opens formally next Tuesday.


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When it comes to Social Media think “Quality not Quantity” 

23 Aug 13

I was at the Wolverhampton Social Media Surgery this week when a patient came for some help, who highlighted to me in a practical way somethings I’ve known and we’ve taught for a long time….


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What – if anything – will replace the old politics in a digital city? 

20 Aug 13

If you’re interested in this topic there a good read at the Community Architect blog from Baltimore.


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New Facebook Stats for Page Admins 

31 Jul 13

Facebook have rolled out another update to pages.


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How advantaged thinking helped Fiona help herself to help her organsiation help itself. 

11 Jul 13

We get to work with some brilliant organisations.


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G8 Open Data Charter 

18 Jun 13

Today the G8 has published an open data charter.


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Can I video my local council meetings? 

14 Jun 13

It is often very helpful for local community groups of hyperlocal blogs to be able to record what happens at council meetings.


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It’s a pioneering time… 

7 Jun 13

This sums up a lot of what we base out work on.