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Friday, October 30

The many moods of @pauloCanning

Twitter has started its mass roll out of lists and I just created my first of public sector people (and hangers on) I follow.

I laughed out loud when I clicked through to see I'd been already added onto 28 existing lists - and what those list titles are. According to some of my followers, I am alternately:
  • international
  • technology
  • gov-and-local-gov 
  • egov 
  • publicsector 
  • accessibility 
  • tech 
  • militant-gays 
  • gov2010 
  • techpolitics 
  • localgoveratti 
  • social-networkers 
  • techies 
  • work 
  • ukgov20 
  • localgovgeeks 
  • skeptics 
  • localgovweb 
  • socialmedia 
  • publicsector 
  • localgov-ish 
  • epicvisionaries 
  • politics 
  • media 
  • accessibility 
  • public-sector 
  • it 
  • gov-uk
Keep 'em guessing is obviously a winning stratagem :]

Lists are really useful for finding others around a specific topic. is a good place to find ones already created and there's ones for top egovernment people, government bodies etc.

The one I've created for UK public sector workers and contractors I grew through following links to other's lists in this area. Listorious has several others created around the 'government' theme.

I haven't analysed this but I've noticed that from following my list others have added people found there to their following and hence made connections which they might not otherwise have made.

Monday, October 26

Twitter insights: Blaine Cooke @ teacamp

This is the video I shot (with hand-held Flash camera, someone tweeted about how I managed to keep my hand up for an hour) of one of Twitter's creators, Blaine Cooke, visiting Teacamp, a gathering of Whitehall webbies and hangers on.

Cooke kindly spent a hour answering questions about Twitter - where it came from, is now and where it's heading to. In other words, lots of insider knowledge