Online Communities

Building civil spaces online: Howard Rheingold

Last week I listened to a webinar interview with Howard Rheingold by the Pillar Summit's Richard Millington. If I was working for a newspaper I'd probably call Howard a web guru - or an elder statesman of the Internet, or hang my reverence on some other cliché. But, after listening to him speak for an hour ...

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Community building on Facebook: The Worthing Page

I wrote a post last year about The Worthing Page, a Facebook fan page with a difference. Serving the seaside town not far from Brighton, it was a departure from the average fan page for a place: it was focused - with interesting discussions about Worthing, its businesses and people - and it clearly aimed to ...

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Re-booting Democracy: the Public-i user group – 19/03/12

We'll be holding the next Public-i user group on Monday the 19th of March with the rather exciting theme 'rebooting democracy'. Below I've set out a little bit about what we mean by that - and the agenda. But first, the essentials... The user group starts at 10.30am on the 19th of March at the Hallam Conference ...

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What the PCCs can mean for engagement

At Public-i we've started talking to a number of police authorities, the agencies that will be replaced by the offices of police and crime commissioners (PCCs) when they are elected on the 15th of November this year (2012). The PCCs will take over responsibility for overseeing 41 police forces on the 16th of November, signalling a ...

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