February #2

Infographic: gender, language
He Said / She Said – words that men and women use in blogs more than the other gender
Infographic: Regionalism in action – BIS investment intensity over time

Press standards & libel: Culture Media & Sport select cttee report in full download PDF
Libel Reform campaign petition

Mapping, OpenStreetMap
Post by Steve Coast, who started OSM
OpenStreetMap – The Best Map

Mapping, Ordnance Survey consultation
A plain English introduction from Simply Understand
Ordnance Survey: the options for Change- or not?
Mapping, Transport For London
Bus route maps using Google maps

NESTA report: Mass localism

Policymakers increasingly recognise that many of the solutions to major social challenges – from tackling climate change to improving public health – need to be much more local. Local solutions are frequently very effective, as they reflect the needs of specific communities and engage citizens in taking action. And they are often cost-effective, since they provide a conduit for the resources of citizens, charities or social enterprises to complement those of the state. Given the growing pressure on government finances, these are important benefits.
But localism presents a dilemma. Government has traditionally found it difficult to support genuine local solutions while achieving national impact and scale.

Pew Report: Net will enhance intelligence, not make us stupid.
The Future of the Internet 1V

Open Data
Rewired State events in March

Boing Boing: School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home

Beyond blogging
Joss Winn’s presentation to the dev8D conference

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