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Government 2.0 — can Barack Obama and Gordon Brown pave the way?

Government is changing. Why? Because society is changing. More people are now on-line and social media is playing an increasing role in our daily life. So what can the British government do to make the most of social media?

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When internet rumours and urban myths go horribly wrong!

The immediacy of the internet can also have its negatives. Things like internet rumours, disinformation, urban myths, bad ideas and outright lies have all had their day on the world wide web…

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Society 2.0 Workstreams will socialize data

I recently happened upon Google’s timeline and map search options, one of their latest in-house labs projects. I found myself pleasantly surprised, too… “See results on a timeline or map. With the timeline and map views, Google’s technology extracts key dates and locations from select search results so you can view the information in a […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 3

Diversify or die! Sound advice. The kind of advice many farmers have taken to heart. But are bio-fuels the way forward, or are the farmers just sewing the seeds of their own demise? In the first installment, I looked at the proposed ‘pay as you drive’ scheme and what such a scheme means to the […]

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When road tax, red diesel, organic food and bio-fuels meet, Part 2

What with the British government keen to introduce ‘pay as you drive’ scheme as a replacement to the current road taxation system, what pressures might this new scheme place on the motorist and what directions will they take? Any new laws concerning motorists are always guaranteed to generate some heavy political traffic. So what do […]