Category Archives: Local Government

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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What are social media and Web 2.0 – and why are they significant to councils and NGOs?

Most people have now heard of Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, probably the most prominent examples of social media. The take-up of these applications is rapidly redefining the social landscape and changing forever the way we communicate. The impact of social … Continue reading

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