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Wireless networking in the developing world

Richard Allan, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam and now public affairs honcho for Cisco, points to this interesting reference about Wireless Networking in the Developing World.

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UK e-democracy project fails democracy

I’m a massive advocate of e-democracy and have been putting my words into practice ever since being elected as a local councillor in 1999. First of all with a traditional website that included the ability to sign up to an…

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Government Google doesn’t work

The Burning our Money blog has an interesting story about the Parliamentary Information Management System (PIMS). Another example of a government IT system not entirely going to plan. In my experience of the public sector it is usually a case…

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Google GNER and this blog is 4th link

Google currently has my complaint about GNER’s new rip-off fares as its fourth item. Another good example of the potential influence of blogs. It’s already inspired five comments (four here and one on the YorkshireBizTalk blog where it is cross-posted).

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Big Brother is watching A PR Guru’s Musings

My Statcounter logs reveal that my previous A PR Guru’s Musings blog has just been visited by Big Brother! I don’t think it was George Galloway looking for advice on how to re-brand himself as an MP after his brief…

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Centre for Public Scrutiny blog

I spent this morning with my councillor hat on in the Thriving Communities scrutiny board of Leeds City Council. One of the agenda items was to agree to scrutinise affordable housing policy in Leeds. Coincidentally the same topic cropped up…

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CIPR Rebuilding Hope conference

The CIPR Rebuilding Hope conference will also have an exhibition and all of the speakers have been asked to contribute a couple of paragraphs for display. Philip Young has shared his here so I thought I’d do the same: —————————…

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These people give politicians a bad name

Today’s Yorkshire Post reports that the Department for Transport is investing in evaluating its media coverage. Why is this a story, surely it’s part of every professional PR activity? Well yes of course it is, but it hasn’t stopped two…

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