Social Web Framework: Version 0.5

This post is really about trying to explain the mental framework by which I ‘organise’ the social web into different categories of behaviour and types of technologies. This is very much my own view but builds on frameworks and analysis by others which I referenced. I have written it as a glossary – please shout

Social contracts for social websites

Though I am getting very excited about the technology for the virtual town hall (sad I know) the real challenges are I think in the social elements of creating a permanent civic space – a local public sphere (yes – lots of Habermas read this weekend).   There are three main social challenges in my view:

Social networking policies

I’m trying to get a list together of published social networking policies – or at least published drafts).  At the moment I have: Warwickshire Devon I am sure I have more of these lurking in my inbox but would really appreciate hearing from anyone else who can add to this list.  Many thanks


#tal09 – good piece in the guardian

Good piece in the guradian about the Talk about Local unconference – you can read about it here. Perhaps its my reaction to reading the Coleman book this weekend but I think this hyperlocalism is very important and very much the approach we are taking with the virtual town hall pilot.  You can read about