Interesting statement of ethics by pro-Labour bloggers setting out their ethic which informs their blogging. It includes this call to Government to see online engagement as a cultural change worth engaging with. Maybe a little blogging training would go along way in providing Ministers with the tools for the job?
We believe that attempts to transfer ‘command and control’ models to online politics will inevitably fail. Labour must show that it gets that – in practice as well as theory – if we are make our contribution to the progressive movements on which our causes depend.
The government and the political parties should use their official spaces to contribute to and enable these conversations. We also want to see Ministers and MPs having the confidence to engage in political debate and argument elsewhere, while being clear that there is no value for anybody in seeking to control independent spaces for discussion.
Five of the best from the CEO of Forrester Research. Like the point about the relationship between the time it takes and views on the site. The more the views the more time is likely to be taken up. BTW the CEO of Forresters complains he had a ‘cheat sheet’ 6 pages long. Bet I could have got that down to 3 pages with a bit of effort! I mean if you can produce a new web content style sheet for the General Medical Council, anything else is pretty manageable.
“To demonstrate world-class expertise, avoid quickly written, shallow postings. Instead, invest your time in thorough, value-added content that attracts paying customers.” Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, July 9, 2007
PS: So this is an example of a blog that has not invested a great deal of time and trouble;-)
Nice video on the work of bloggers in the Big Tent: “Link TV Producer, John Hamilton, meets several new media journalists who are covering this Democratic Convention from “The Big Tent,” where beer and high speed wi-fi flow copiously..”
Movable Type Pro launched today combines blogs with social networking, not unlike the WordFrame platform used for IT Counts: “The type of Web site that you build with Movable Type doesn’t have to look like a classic two- or three-column blog,” said Chris Alden, Six Apart’s CEO.
“It can be structured to look like any Web site you see surfing the Web. Web publishing is moving from a heavily process-driven activity to being something more decentralized, something more inclusive of community, and being able to build Web sites in a more rapid and agile fashion. We really view Movable Type as part of sea change in Web content management toward a social publishing direction,” he added.
Hmm, thanks Chris, nice comments. <Update> I mentioned this in Twitter just yesterday, taking the essence from another report: “Blogging is getting social + social networking is fragmenting. Means niched sites attracting more visitors, with more qualified audiences.” Kinda reminds me of IT Counts. Though Dennis didn’t think so, I wasn’t gonna argue with the guru.