Author Archives: Mark Braggins

About Mark Braggins

Connector, collaborator, innovator (and other things ending in "...or"). Passionate about tech and open data for public good. Always learning, never bored

This blog has moved…

Just in case you are following or have saved the wordpress URL for my blog, I’ve now moved it to: The blog is now self-hosted. Advertisements

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Unconferences: Good, Bad or Ugly?

This is the second part of a joint effort by Sasha Taylor and Mark Braggins. In this post we talk about two topics we’re finding difficult to keep entirely separate: #lgovsm (a weekly chat on Twitter for Local Gov social media … Continue reading

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We love #lgovsm

This post is a joint-effort for #weeklyblogclub written by Sasha Taylor and Mark Braggins. In it we pay homage to two local government institutions, one recently retired, the other still going strong. We Love LocalGov The We Love Local Government blog was published every … Continue reading

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Originally posted on BlueLightCamp:
This Saturday (14 July 2012) BlueLightCamp was seen at the LocalGovCamp event in Birmingham run by Dave Briggs. Both Ben Proctor (@likeaword) & Sasha Taylor (@sasha_taylor) were seen wearing their BlueLightCamp Tshirts at the event. However,…

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Facebook usage: a local perspective

Continued from last time… In my previous post, I explained that I’m trying to gather data on the number of social media users within a geographic area.  I’m basically attempting to answer the question: “what is the actual take-up of social … Continue reading

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Estimating Social Media usage within a geographic area

I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the adage “go where the people go” if you want to connect with customers and service users. I believe it applies equally – if not more – in the virtual world, than the physical world. I don’t … Continue reading

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Reflections on events

Over the last year or so I’ve attended a bunch of ‘unconference‘ events. In this post I thought I’d take a look back at some of them. All events have something worth sharing, and most I’ve attended have had shed-loads; I’ve therefore … Continue reading

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