Category Archives: Local Government

Web 2.0 tools unlock statistics 2 – value-adding by the private sector

In my last post I looked at the release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) of TableViewer, which demonstrates the increasing use of Web 2.0 by the ABS to provide greater access to census data. Now I’ll take a … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 tools unlock statistics 1 – ABS releases TableBuilder

Web 2.0 tools unlock statistics 1 – ABS releases TableBuilder So far in this blog I’ve looked mainly at end user applications, but this is not the only area in which Web 2.0 strategies are appearing. Another aspect which is … Continue reading

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Running an interactive forum in the 21st Century – Poll Everywhere

In my last post I discussed three web-based mind mapping programs that could transform workshops and brainstorming sessions for small organisations (a discussion I’ll continue in future when I look at other mind mapping software which has online collaboration facilities). … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping and Web 2.0: Part 1 – web-based tools

Over on our other blog, StrategyMatters, I’ve been looking at a key strategic thinking and planning tool, mind mapping software. In this post I’ll start to look at the interaction of mind mapping software with the web and a warning … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 tools for the “back of house” – part 2: MyCommittee review

In my last post I outlined some of the key steps for small non-government organisations and councils in managing board and committee meetings, highlighting the difficulties in finding a single program that would manage these tasks. So far I have … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 tools for the “back of house” – managing committee meetings part 1

Mention social media or Web 2.0 and most people think of the obvious suspects such as Facebook, MySpace or Twitter. However there are a number of online tools which are less well-known but which can provide major benefits for the … Continue reading

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Councils, communities and Web 2.0

In my last post I suggested three recent posts on other blogs for further reading on the potential for Councils and NGOs to use social media and Web 2.0 applications. I selected these posts because I felt they provided particularly … Continue reading

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