Author Archives: Dan Slee

About Dan Slee

Dan's a local government press officer and a former journalist who has spent more than 15 years working with and for the media. He's helped shape and carry out social media and open data policy for the local authority he works for, and trains people too. ← Older posts

Gangway collapse at HMS Belfast

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When the gangway collapsed at HMS Belfast on the River Thames in London there could have been a disaster. It … Read more » – Gangway collapse at HMS Belfast

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EDL and other protests in Wellington, Shropshire

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When far right groups like the English Defence League stage marches their aim is publicity. Disorder can sometimes follow. This … Read more » – EDL and other protests in Wellington, Shropshire

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Offline and online Purdah advice for local government by Walsall Council

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Purdah governs the restrictions placed on public sector communications. It also governs social media. These protocols for Walsall Council have … Read more » – Offline and online Purdah advice for local government by Walsall Council

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Southsidecops: local policing on Twitter

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Ben Proctor is one of Britain’s foremost trainers and thinkers on emergency planning, resilience and social media. In this case … Read more » – Southsidecops: local policing on Twitter

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A Twitter guide for senior local government officers

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Forward thinking local government LGC magazine editor Emma Maier thought it was a good idea to produce a Twitter guide … Read more » – A Twitter guide for senior local government officers

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What makes an effective tweet: research

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Billions of tweets are sent every day. Is it all Stephen Fry talking about his breakfast? This London School of … Read more » – What makes an effective tweet: research

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Recipe – how to make a social media surgery

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Social Media Surgeries are a way that the digitally unconnected can become connected thanks to volunteers, time, patience and love. … Read more » – Recipe – how to make a social media surgery

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Online Neighbourhood Networks Study

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Hyperlocal blogs are becoming increasingly important. What is a hyperlocal blog? They’re often digital bulletin boards for an estate, village, … Read more » – Online Neighbourhood Networks Study

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Facebook vs. Television infographic

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An infographic is a useful way to get across really complex information. This one helps set the scene for Facebook … Read more » – Facebook vs. Television infographic

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How to source Creative Commons images

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Looking for good pictures in a time of shrinking budgets actually has never been easier. Creative commons is a licence … Read more » – How to source Creative Commons images

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From Housing and Litter to Facebook and Twitter

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This free download from BDO Local Government acts as a report to set out the benefits in a hard headed … Read more » – From Housing and Litter to Facebook and Twitter

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Local by Social: Using Social Media to Achieve More For Less

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The Local by Social report commissioned by Local Government Improvement and Delivery is a landmark document. It’s publication in 2010 … Read more » – Local by Social: Using Social Media to Achieve More For Less

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How Yammer can help local government innovate

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Yammer is an internal social network that helps you engage with staff. A giant water cooler it’s more work-focused than … Read more » – How Yammer can help local government innovate

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Guide to Facebook pages for government organisations

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Learning Pool have produced a useful guide to Facebook for government with strategy, advice and case studies. This is useful … Read more » – Guide to Facebook pages for government organisations

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Twitter: A Quick Start Guide for People In and Around Government

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Some downloads stand the test of time. This Learning Pool guide does just that and sets out in basic terms … Read more » – Twitter: A Quick Start Guide for People In and Around Government

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Queensland Police: Disaster Management Case Study

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In the field of digital engagement in a crisis Queensland Police are talked about in hushed reverential tones. This is … Read more » – Queensland Police: Disaster Management Case Study

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Provider Engagement Network: BuddyPress

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Building a platform to engage with people can be tricky. Here Carl Haggerty talks through a case study of how … Read more » – Provider Engagement Network: BuddyPress

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You shape your intranet. Thereafter, it shapes you.

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The intranet should be the place an organisation starts to talk to people. If it can’t talk to its staff … Read more » – You shape your intranet. Thereafter, it shapes you.

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Department of the Navy Guidance for Official Posts

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Sometimes organisations fear using social media on security grounds. When you realise that some of the best proponents of digital … Read more » – Department of the Navy Guidance for Official Posts

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BT’s social media guidelines

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In the private sector engaging online is an important aspect of customer care and communications. BT have developed their own … Read more » – BT’s social media guidelines

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