Word to the government: damned if you do, damned if you don’t
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Word to the government: damned if you do, damned if you don’t

The government is facing interesting and confusing criticism right now.

There will be no Death Star (and other disappointments)
By January 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

There will be no Death Star (and other disappointments)

Updates on US Government’s sense of humour and willingness to speak the language of their audiences, Chris Spence’s apology and a correction in my analysis.

We The People: democratic engagement and digital credibility
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We The People: democratic engagement and digital credibility

We The People is about more than just about reducing the friction on democratic participation.

Facebook takes centre stage in emergency communication; plus some #cdnpoli analysis
By October 22, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Facebook takes centre stage in emergency communication; plus some #cdnpoli analysis

The Government of Alberta’s Wildfire Info Facebook Page quickly became a trusted and credible resource for the public and media.

Peace, Order and Googleable Government, September 2012
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Peace, Order and Googleable Government, September 2012

Peace, Order and Googleable Government looks to the political off-season to find out if tweeting MPs are on the same page as tweeting Canadians.

Contribute to my next report on MP use of digital
By August 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Contribute to my next report on MP use of digital

It’s been nearly a year and a half since I published Peace, Order and Googleable Government, my February 2011 report on the use of digital channels by Canadian MPs. I’m currently researching and preparing for a new version of POGG to be released before the next session of Parliament. Please let me know if there’s […]

Australian report on social media in local government: measurement, training and emergency communication
By August 21, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Australian report on social media in local government: measurement, training and emergency communication

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government published the Using Social Media in Local Government 2011 Survey Report this past June. It’s an interesting look at the perceptions and use of social media by bureaucrats. The authors offer many insights from which I could carry on for quite some time. Instead, I’ll share three […]

Can cloud politics truly scale for the population?
By March 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Can cloud politics truly scale for the population?

Earlier in my professional life I worked in information security, risk management and privacy. This allows me to joke that the early stages of my career were focused on the protection of information and the current stage on the sharing of information. One of the projects I was involved in was the Canadian Government’s Secure […]

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Conference Saturdays: The antidote to apathy
By February 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Conference Saturdays: The antidote to apathy

Tony Clement on #opengov at Third Tuesday Ottawa
By February 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Tony Clement on #opengov at Third Tuesday Ottawa

It seems surprising that after two years of doing analysis on the role of digital in Canadian politics, and being a media source on connected MPs, I only met the digital “rock star” of our Parliament last evening. Hon. Tony Clement MP was the guest speaker for Third Tuesday Ottawa. He addressed a packed room of […]

Treasury Board guidelines-by-committee overcomplicate social media
By November 28, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Treasury Board guidelines-by-committee overcomplicate social media

As the Ottawa Citizen reported on Friday, the Treasury Board is sending a very mixed message about social media. They’re telling the Public Service to use social media and then putting enough caveats and confusion on the whole concept as to make it inconvenient and not worth their time. This goes beyond simply working against […]

Australian Department of Justice understands social media and digital culture
By August 3, 2011 3 Comments Read More →

Australian Department of Justice understands social media and digital culture

The Australian Department of Justice published this video to increase internal (and external) awareness of their social media policy. The video highlights what the department considers to be the ten most important points of the policy. Since all communication should be subject to the same care and scrutiny no matter where the communication takes place […]