Archive for July, 2008

LAFD gets web 2.0

Los Angles Fire Department blog

I was exploring SocialMedian beta when I can across a clip from Hyperkinesis on a post on the Los Angles Times blog about the Los Angles Fire Department’s use of twitter. The post was very interesting not only does the LAFD use Twitter, they blog and use YouTube, Flickr, Gabcast and Jaiku.

Site demographics

Google Analytics, is a great tool for analysing site usage and find out a little about your visitors. Like almost 85% of traffic to the State Library website is from Australia, and the great majority from Perth. With a few exceptions, for example the visitors to the music library pages are more likely to be […]

The joy of letting go

I am not your typical IT person, I am definitely think of myself as part of the communication in ICT. Providing assistance in the technological side of communicating over the internet. Yet I behaved like your typical IT person when asked to find a blogging solution a year ago. I wanted a local install of […]

Are US politicians scared of social media?

Technosailor has just posted US Congress trying to stop Representatives from using social media. Apparently the Franking Commission, created to govern how Congress used their right to mail letters to constituents for free, does not like online communications from Congress from any other source than a House.gov space. While the original letter (which is available […]

A few good blogs about eGov

One of the reasons I started this blog, there was very few blogs in the eGov space. I recently discovered three blogs covering the .gov.uk space and if you are interest I highly recommend you subscribed to their feeds. Whitehall Webby – digital media in government Emma Mulqueeny extended reach However, my favourite recent discovery […]

Victorian Premier has a YouTube channel

I was following a link from the Victorian eGovernment Resource Centre feeds (highly recommend, you will find the links on the home page), to the online forum about a report into Melbourne’s east-west transport needs. I was a little disappointed to the find that the forum appears to be a glorified IRC chat session. However, […]