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Usergroup: A big thanks and webcasting points

We had a fantastic reception to our usergroup on Friday, which was attended well in person and online. This was probably partly down to the fact that we've looked to widen the network of who we bring into the usergroup, inviting a number of people (clients and non-clients alike) on Twitter in the days preceding ...

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The Lancashire Hotpots and police and crime commissioners

A few posts ago we wrote about the pop video brought out in Lancashire to remind people about the elections for Police and Crime Commissioner elections in November. A couple of weeks ago I spoke to Naomi Walker, head of community engagement at Lancashire Police Authority, where the video was dreamed up as parf of the ...

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Making a song and a dance about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections

It doesn't matter how important you accept the advent of the Police and Crime Commissioners are, the prospect of voting in a new political post to oversee police forces in England and Wales has hardly captured the public's attention. It's a point that's been made before, but there's a risk that, come the 15th of November, ...

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Using the social web well in times of social unrest

On the Friday before the riots started, I was trying to write a response to Dan Slee's excellent post about how vital really good social-media communication is in an emergency. I was hoping to add a few of my own thoughts but, having got three quarters through, I stopped writing my masterpiece, thinking I’d return to it ...

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Notes from the CRIF: Five elements to social reporting on events

As part of the work we're doing for the CRIF engagement, we've been holding a series of events - with the latest taking place last week. I thought it might be handy if I described how we've gone about the social reporting of the events... What is social reporting? This term is getting more and more popular ...

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