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Introducing a Social Publishing model

During their studies at the University of Marburg, the brothers Grimm, who were academics, linguists and cultural researchers before becoming storytellers, came to see language as closely linked to culture and therefore cultural expression. Just as personal values shape the … Continue reading

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Park life, where people help people

Every weekend I go to my local park. I walk through the woods, round the lakes and have a coffee at the cafe. Roundhay Park is a place I’ve visited for nearly 50 years. Nearly! It has great landscapes and … Continue reading

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Sociable city anyone?

This time last year I’d just been asked to lead on developing and implementing social media strategy at Leeds City Council. I’d run some social media cafes. Of the relatively few people that came, the majority were a bit despondent … Continue reading

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On mythbusting and moving on

I’ve seen and heard it said a few times recently that some organisations need to move on from self-proclaiming about ‘using’ social media to just cracking on and realising the benefits that really engaging networks can bring, for them and … Continue reading

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Learning together

Like other cities and towns no doubt, staff in organisations across Leeds are getting to grips with new ways of working, including networking and amongst other things; use of social media. To some, this can be a daunting task, to others; … Continue reading

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It’s good to share

Part of being a Sociable Organisation must be about sharing in an open and transparent way with others. Data is something we at the council have in abundance and with the right context it could be of significant value to … Continue reading

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Waiting for the smoke

Analogies help explain things that are complicated; whether we overcomplicate them in the first place; possible and in some cases probable or whether they are things or processes that just aren’t easy to explain. I suppose it’s a sort of … Continue reading

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