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Doing a blog… ‘not something a sane adult would do…’ they have never considered it.
People blogging internally is the first step - make it acceptable at all levels.
FCO internal blogs - is content that controversial to not be public?
Disconnect between your reputation/perception at work and online through your blog. Can be radically different.
Do people in government actually read blogs?
We pay people X amount per day to research topics - blogs should be natural part of it.
‘I just say FECK it.’
Blogging as a civil servant is a career risk.
Where are the gov bloggers who don’t work primarily online? The researchers, those in policy?
Vagueness about what might happen if you blog in a dodgy area… Guidelines aren’t clear enough. Can you tweet your union rep in a dire moment?
If your organisation has a problem with you blogging - do you want to work for them?
Could Communities of Practice become our Gov Loop?
Surviving 2010. Or why pilots are *so* 2009
@davebriggs about to hold forth on the UK .gov blogosphere
Here are my rough notes of a fascinating session… Alistair
People respond to quest games; challenges, progress
Using examples of games like FourSquare to encourage people to visit local areas.
Reaching those hard-to-reach audiences - C2DE - through online gaming.
Games with product placement - communication messages - straight to your phone when you’re in a specific space.
Teach children to cross the road by making it a mini-game in Grand Theft Auto.
BowStreetRunner - 4OD
Project Natal on the Xbox - gesture-based gaming.
Using live-action roleplaying games to investigate homelessness.
Murder-mystery-style, criminal investigations in schools. Scandinavian, of course.
Structuring work processes as games to get people to, erm, work more?
Using Choose Your Own Adventure Style games to educate people about how policy decisions are made.
Alternative reality games - like Microsoft’s I Love Bees
Smokescreen - fictional online-network, teaching safety
Changing journalism session now full to bursting
@rchards explains data.gov.uk
Show me a better way
How journalism is changing -