Government to use facebook for public engagement on spending cuts

Despite some scepticism about the appropriateness of facebook as a dialogue channel (see previous posts) in some quarters…the government has announced a tie-up with the Facebook website as it seeks new ideas on spending cuts. According to the BBC the social networking site says it has 23 million members in the UK and has agreed to […]

Northamptonshire consultation on spending cuts looks exciting

This will be an interesting one to keep an eye on http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/Cuts-poll-results-due.6393589.jp.  To their merit Northamptonshire County Council took the bold decision quite a while ago that they needed to have a big debate about the financial challenges they are facing as a council.  They wanted to talk to local people about this challenge and […]

Venn diagram helps to explain what engagement is.

We came across this fascinating post on technorati yesterday http://technorati.com/blogging/article/social-venn-ting-paves-way-to/.  For those of you who struggle to explain what engagement is and what skills you need to get it right it could be a great help. Even more interesting is how well  this venn diagram explains the high level of interest in all things engagement […]