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Seeking best practices: online communities & public communications NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Month, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
I need three speakers for a EuropCom2015 workshop to share their thoughts on convening and managing communities in the context of public communications and policymaking. The following throwaway remark on Linkedin landed me with the tas...
Do android cars dream of electric streets? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 2 Months, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The impact autonomous cars will have on personal mobility and cities will dwarf the disruption Uber and AirBnB have wrought on their respective industries. Joined-up European policies seem in short supply. Google Now chimes to let me know that it&rsq...
Applying advanced language technologies to EU democracy NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
An array of sophisticated language technologies could help ideas flow across EU borders, link national conversations together and support the EU Online Public Sphere – the demos the EU needs. But BloggingPortal is unlikely to feature them. Year...
Debugging … NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Dear visitor, Blogactiv upgraded its theme and WordPress version over the weekend, and although it’s an improvement, I’ve just noticed that none of the videos I have embedded in my posts work. If you see other problems, please use the com...
The UK’s GDS meltdown couldn’t happen in Brussels, right? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
I freely admit: I’ve been a fanboy of the UK’s Government Delivery Service (GDS) since studying their design principles. Those principles are still good. Everything else, it turns out, was not. I was not the only information architect in...
Are you suffering from Metric Myopia? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
  Before you obsess over your next analytics report, read the recent article by Ev Williams (Twitter and Medium cofounder) on measuring what matters. William’s article was prompted by the infantile way otherwise supposedly intelligent peop...
Is offending one audience justified to reach another? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Here’s a conundrum for you. And a probably quite dangerous post for me. Consider the “Science – it’s a girl thing” video: Shocking, eh? Moreover, this came relatively soon after the infamously racist Enlargement video (h...
Is ‘digital native’ government possible? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
An interview with Jim Bankoff, who just raised another raised $46.5 million in funding for Vox Media (“the fastest growing Web brand of 2014″), caught my eye: “Vox.com’s main draw [is] making sense of complicated issues in way...
Wow. Has it come to this? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Is primetime TV advertising the right way to connect citizens to the EU? Last week I saw and commented on an interesting blog post by Iveta Kazoka exploring one of the ‘broken channels’ which are supposed to link interested citizens...
25 years later NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
The photo of Chancellor Helmut Kohl in front of the Brandenburg Gate is incredible. But how will it be viewed in 25 more years? Chancellor Helmut Kohl in front of the Brandenburg Gate, 25 years after the launch a process that led to the reunification...
All stream, no memory, zero innovation NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 43 Minutes ago
Tackling corporate memory loss and innovation failure requires a different paradigm than that offered by social media. My previous post (Plus ça change) was, I realise now, about more than just EC corporate memory loss, but it took a comment f...
Plus ça change … NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
An organisation which cannot remember cannot learn; an organisation which cannot learn cannot improve. Sometime during the EuropCom conference, I found myself listening to someone explaining how the Commission is reorganising the EUROPA site along th...
Participation Success Factors: a quick followup NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
What happened when 60 odd people had a go at the Participation mindmap? The Europecom session went well yesterday, judging by the Tweets. I’d never even been to an event run on World Café lines, so thank goodness the others knew what the...
First tests of ConTEXT on BloggingPortal reboot NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
After months plagued by unresponsive servers (and their administrators) and crashing hard drives, results from the first tests of applying the ConTEXT semantic engine to the BloggingPortal reboot are in, just in time for EuropCom 2014 this Wednesday.
What are the top Success Factors for EU eParticipation? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
On October 15th Anthony Zacharzewski (Democratic Society) and I will facilitate an EuropCom 2014 WorldCafé session on improving citizens participation in EU affairs. This post is my personal Call for Ideas – if you have good or bad examp...
Venture-backed US media: over-funded & over here? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
If you care about EU democracy you need to care about European media, particularly as the upcoming US media invasion gets underway. They’ll be pushing on an open door when they get to Brussels. Anyone interested in the Internet and/or media and...
Trading activity for meaning NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 33 Minutes ago
Last year I decided to get Information Overload under control, setting up a GTD system with a DoIt-driven morning routine and Pocket, Diigo and IFTTT to queue, store and share useful stuff. I was all set. For what, I wasn’t sure. But I was sure...
From longform renaissance to Big Internet disenchantment (#B2B4ME part 2) NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 1 Minute ago
As I mentioned in my previous post, the past couple of years have seen a lot of innovation in online content strategy, coupled with growing disenchantment with “Big Internet”. These trends triggered my return to blogging, so I thought I&r...
#B2B4ME: Back to Blogging NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
B2B once meant ‘Business to Business’. After the first online bubble popped, it became ‘Back to Banking’ (alongside its close cousin ‘Back to Consulting’), as legions beat a retreat to the safety of corporate life.
Blogging on LinkedIn, or Paying on Facebook? NEW
Mathew'sTagsmanian Devil 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Since trying and half-rejecting Google+ and Tumblr, I’ve been accepted as a LinkedIn blogger. At least I never bothered with Facebook. Last summer I rethought my online presence, trying and discarding both Google+ and Tumblr as my central blog,...