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Tech, culture, caring – and a purple cow

The (entirely optional) Week 35 themes were heroes and heroines for a second week, or  the start of the new academic term (how that feels as a student or a parent of a student). Nobody took up either (entirely optional) theme,

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Songs of us – and life on Mars?

The sun came out during Week 32, and some of the Weekly Blog Club writers had a spontaneous summer music festival – virtually, of course – whilst others contemplated forthcoming or recent holidays and sitting around on sofas. We start

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Internal Social Media: “Scary Monsters”?

Mark Braggins and Sasha Taylor contributed another jointly-authored post for Week 31 of Weekly Blog Club. This time they tackled the thorny question of social media for internal communications, including the barriers and the benefits. Internal Social Media: “Scary Monsters”? by Mark

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Unconferences: Good, Bad or Ugly?

The second of the collaborative posts by Mark Braggins and Sasha Taylor that were inspired by the recent LocalGovCamp. This time they focus on unconferences in general. Unconferences: Good, Bad or Ugly? by Mark Braggins and Sasha Taylor on #logovsm website.

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We love #lgovsm

It is a delight to see Weekly Blog Club members working with each other to produce a post. Usually this is by one appearing as a guest blogger on another’s blog but in Week 29 we have the first example

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Staring us in the face to face

Phil Jewitt pauses in the hurly-burly of a busy life to step back and get a different view of how he and others relate to and via the Social Web. His first example is Weekly Blog Club. His second is

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Split Personalities Required

Simon Hope, a new contributor to Weekly Blog Club, provides the first of the Week 12 posts. He has written a very useful reflection on the role of communications teams in our contemporary, social-media-switched-on world. Although his context is local

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