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London Somalia Conference 2017 through the eyes of a Somali vlogger

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The FCO invited Somali vlogger Fatima Ahmed and her friend to cover the London Somalia Conference 2017 in May 2017, … Read more » – London Somalia Conference 2017 through the eyes of a Somali vlogger

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GM Police #WrongForTheRoad campaign

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A nice little tactical use of an animated GIF attached to a tweet, telling a story about why texting/tweeting/emailing while … Read more » – GM Police #WrongForTheRoad campaign

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10 year-old quizzes NHS bosses

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Engaging use of the video interview format to make NHS strategy changes accessible to a wide audience: As we enter … Read more » – 10 year-old quizzes NHS bosses

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Consultation on improving motorcycle training

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DVSA’s 6-week consultation on proposals to improve motorcycle training become their consultation with the highest proportion of mobile and tablet … Read more » – Consultation on improving motorcycle training

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How the White House Has Engaged With the American People Online

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Nice round-up and examples from one of the historic government uses of social media and digital: The White House has … Read more » – How the White House Has Engaged With the American People Online

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We The Peoples

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The UN uses Medium to bring together a range of staff working in different countries, to shed light on what … Read more » – We The Peoples

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Scottish Government Budget – interactive infographic

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Impressive tool from the Scottish Parliament showing how various aspects of public spending are proposed to increase/decrease: The Scottish Budget … Read more » – Scottish Government Budget – interactive infographic

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360° video: Out of Syria, back into school

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DFID used 360 degree video on YouTube to tell an immersive story about the impact of the Syrian civil war … Read more » – 360° video: Out of Syria, back into school

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Fake Instagram Profile Tricked 50,000 People to ‘Like’ Photos of Alcoholism

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25-year-old French socialite Louise Delage has amassed some 44,000 followers and over 50,000 likes on Instagram in the last 2 … Read more » – Fake Instagram Profile Tricked 50,000 People to ‘Like’ Photos of Alcoholism

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Creating Highway Code animations — DVSA

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A great behind-the-scenes blog post from two content designers at DVSA, describing their thought process and results from trialling two … Read more » – Creating Highway Code animations — DVSA

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Power to the Bump

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An engaging campaign page hub from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, with a range of different interactive content to … Read more » – Power to the Bump

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What’s in the Basket of Goods? 80 years of shopping history

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The Visual.ONS site is full of interesting visualisations and interactive stories based on National Statistics. Here’s a neat timeline showing … Read more » – What’s in the Basket of Goods? 80 years of shopping history

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Great British Food: StoryMap

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As part of the Great British Food campaign, Defra used Knight Lab’s free StoryMap tool (https://storymap.knightlab.com/) to build an engaging … Read more » – Great British Food: StoryMap

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Which historical changemaker are you? UK Parliament Week

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UK Parliament used Qzzr, quite a nice online quiz builder, to make and embed a fun quiz about characters in … Read more » – Which historical changemaker are you? UK Parliament Week

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New Zealand Police #runningmanchallenge

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Nice little video from NZ Police Recruitment, doing their own #runningmanchallenge. But is it a proper use of public funds? … Read more » – New Zealand Police #runningmanchallenge

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Student Finance – The Student Room

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Student Finance England partnered with online student forum The Student Room, to host an information area on their community site with … Read more » – Student Finance – The Student Room

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Are you ‘Open for Business’?

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DCLG developed a public mapping tool using ArcGIS to enable users to add their own or local business to a … Read more » – Are you ‘Open for Business’?

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Virtual book of condolence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Zaventem on 22nd March 2016

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Following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the British Embassy in Brussels used a Facebook Notes page to set up a … Read more » – Virtual book of condolence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Zaventem on 22nd March 2016

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@ONS/Statisticians on Twitter

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The ONS gathered a group of statisticians to tweet along live to the announcements made as part of the Budget … Read more » – @ONS/Statisticians on Twitter

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Business Secretary’s speech to #EEF2016

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Ministerial speeches are pretty dry, and the presentation on GOV.UK isn’t the most engaging. Here’s a nice example of using … Read more » – Business Secretary’s speech to #EEF2016

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