On my radar – some of the latest digital developments, debate and insights (please add anything I have missed in the comments, thanks)
Digital by default requires a concerted culture change
Embracing the new digital by default strategy will benefit public service users, but government departments will have to change
For [the Department of Health], going digital is more about adopting digital tools and techniques we now take for granted in our personal lives to make the business of government better. These techniques can help us communicate more effectively; share and manage knowledge more robustly; develop more efficient working practices and improve and open up policy-making.
By Rachel Neaman, deputy director of digital, channel strategy and publishing, and digital leader for the Department of Health, Digital by default requires a concerted culture change, The Guardian Thursday 6 December 2012
How social media can help you do your job in #ukhousing
Bromford Group tops the list in social communications study because it behaves as a network of connected staff, residents and partners
How can housing providers demonstrate that they are delivering social value? We believe that running a social business provides at least part of the answer. Under the banner “connected housing”, Thames Valley Housing Association is working to understand how housing professionals can use social media more effectively to improve their efforts for tenants and customers.
By Jayne Hilditch, corporate services director at Thames Valley Housing Association, How social media can help you do your job in #ukhousing, The Guardian, Friday 7 December 2012
How social business is changing the way we work
Businesses that utilise social tools are embracing a new age of problem solving and interaction
Social business is an increasingly popular organisational strategy that embraces a flatter and more transparent company culture and more collaborative, mobile and social technology in the workplace. Social business is a response to a variety of technology trends, including consumerisation of IT, social media, big data and cloud computing combined with the generational shifts taking place in the office.
How to manage and curate social media for live events
Social media can contribute to the success of an event, whether it’s a conference, a sports match, or live chat during a TV show. But with people posting to different channels from all angles, it’s hard to know where to begin managing and curating all that content in order to improve the experience of attendees and viewers, and not swamp them. Fret not: here’s how to run a tight ship.
By Tamara Littleton, CEO of eModeration, How to manage and curate social media for live events, Econsultancy Blog, Wednesday 12 December 2012
Future of Impacts: ‘How to’ guide to social media, podcasting and blogging for academics
Nice round-up of resources on academic blogging, podcasts and social media on the LSE’s Impact of Social Sciences Blog
Missed our on our ‘How to’ sessions at the recent Future of Impacts conference? Never fear, our ‘How to’ social media, podcasting, blogging and impact case study guides are here.
From Impact of Social Sciences Blog (LSE), Future of Impacts: ‘How to’ guide to social media, podcasting, blogging and writing your REF impact case study Friday 14 December 2012
Prosecutors clarify offensive online posts law
New guidelines could see fewer people being charged in England and Wales for offensive messages on social networks.
The Director of Public Prosecutions said people should face a trial only if their comments on Twitter, Facebook or elsewhere go beyond being offensive. He said the guidance combats threats and internet trolls without having a “chilling effect” on free speech.
By Dominic Casciani, Prosecutors clarify offensive online posts law, BBC News, Wednesday 19 December 2012
“Those who ignore social media do so at their peril”
Grant Shapps, Minister of State for Housing & Local Government sets out the benefits for social landlords of using social media to communicate with and get feedback from their tenants in a video made as an address to a conference on Social Media organised by the Northern Housing Consortium on Wednesday 7 March 2012.