Links for October 8th

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Links for August 27th through September 30th

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Links for July 13th through July 15th

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Links for July 1st through July 7th

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  • Clay Shirky and the Cognitive Surplus – jon bounds – "What disappoints is that lack of discussion solutions to those problems, it might be that there aren’t any obvious ones but I’d love to see what Clay has to say on the matter — he says how early in his web career he made a mistake in assuming something about people’s behaviour (he didn’t see how people would want poor self-made Geocitites sites after seeing professionally designed sites), perhaps it’s a decision never to predict again."
  • Self-help and civic culture … – Google Books – Looks like a book for current civic minded web types to read.
  • Evernote shared notebook: jhsxswm – Jason Hall's (from Screen West Midlands) notes from a TSB (technology strategy board) event for their Metadata fuding competition.

Links for June 27th through July 1st

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  • Steve McCurry – Exhibitions and Events – Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery – Must get to this at some point – or send students to it at least. "Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is the sole UK venue for a retrospective of the work of American photo-journalist Steve McCurry, the man who is responsible for some of the worlds most famous photographs."
  • Regional Economic Development | Policies | BIS – "Following the General Election, the Government is committed to building a new economic model. This includes the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships – joint local authority-business bodies brought forward by local authorities themselves to promote local economic development – to replace Regional Development Agencies. in taking this work forward the Government wishes to ensure an orderly transition which maintains focus on delivery. Detailed proposals will follow in due course."
  • Running, data and community | Talk About Local – Something I wrote for Talk About Local website. Re-reading it I'm almost tempted to start a data.bournvilleharriers.org.uk.

Links for June 17th through June 24th

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  • Birmingham Post – Dave Harte: In love with committees – Piece by me in this week's Birmingham Post based on some observations of meeting reps from other European cities.
  • Evidence base | Digital Participation – "We have published information about Race Online’s key target groups – older people, the unemployed and those in low income families – in the form of powerpoint chart packs. Each pack comprises latest internet take-up figures from Ofcom’s Q1 2010 Digital Participation Tech Tracker survey, as well as information about what these groups say about why they don’t have the internet, and their attitudes towards internet technology. It also provides background social and economic market data collated from national statistical sources."
  • Citizensheep » Legal considerations for people responsible for websites – Most useful: "I’ve drawn up a legal primer for people commissioning or managing websites. This is by no means detailed or comprehensive: it is intended as a starting point and to raise awareness of the issues. I welcome feedback on anything that’s unclear or factually wrong."

Links for April 27th through June 8th

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Links for March 20th through April 7th

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  • 4iP | 4iP’s New Briefs – "Over the next few months 4iP will publish calls for proposals across a range of themes. Each theme will be aligned with some of Channel 4’s key programming and audience strengths. We want to make sure we can give your fabulous digital ideas a biggest possible 4-powered push. Every call for proposals will come with a lovely, tasty, meaty brief, identifying the audience and market opportunities. Our first theme? Positive body image: we’re after ambitious ideas for websites, apps or games which help people understand how they feel about their body – a"
  • West Midlands for 2012 – Home – A site all about the West Midlands involvement in 2012 olympic games.
  • An assessment and practical guidance on Next Generation Access (NGA) risk in the UK: Final report – Communities and neighbourhoods – Communities and Local Government – "This study robustly identifies those areas that are likely to be left behind in the initial wave of market-led Next Generation Access networks in the UK under three separate scenarios. It goes on to set out mitigating strategies for those areas at risk."