This is a fantastic animation about the ‘clash of [online] civilisations’. I particularly like the mild-irony of a Current.tv video being served out of YouTube.
Back in February I jotted down some reflections on eDemocracy in Scotland. I’d been back for a few months and was fairly disappointed by the progress the Scottish polity had made online.
First step to putting things right is a good diagnosis, and I hope you’ll participate (whether you’re kilted or not).
‘Democracy 2.0 – bringing innovation and the social web to the heart of governance in Scotland‘ will be an opportunity to reflect on Scotland’s experience of eDemocracy and discuss where it goes from here. I’m really excited to be joined on the panel by Sarah Davidson, Director of Communications at the Scottish Government) and Iain Bruce (of Sunday Herald fame).
Haven’t had the chance to plough through it yet, but the main headline seems to be that Brits are spending more time communicating, yet spending less money to do so.
These reports are fantastic data sources, so it’s worth spending some time and bandwidth downloading it.
Interestingly Ofcom are running a trial of an ‘experimental, interactive version’ of the report’s key points. In essence, it’s a ‘social text’ allowing users to place comments against each point in the document (like the one that DIUS are running).
I think it’s a good idea but they seem a little too cautious about the whole thing.
Have a look at comment.ofcom.org.uk/cmr08.
Haven’t had time to fully digest it as yet. Very busy. Will collate my thoughts soon.
Logged into Facebook this morning to find a message from Mark Zuckerburg himself. It was basically all about the new layout, but I was also rather surprised to find out that they are describing Facebook as a ‘movement’ (see below). That’s taking it too far.
So, what about this new layout; this big moment in social network history? Continue reading “A big moment in social network history”
They’ve picked out 3 million ‘interesting’ images from Flickr and combined the Flickr API with their own Piximilar software to allow you to search by any colour or colour set.
It’s great fun but also extremely useful.
Thank you to Michael Watson of Hastings fame, and Defmech for the pointer.