The days have long gone when we would regularly carry around both a phone and a camera. Thanks to advances in mobile technology, everything is now neatly packed into a single device – our trusty smartphones. The chances are that your phone’s camera is of fairly high-quality, considering its size. Smartphone cameras are, by no Read more about 8 Ways to Improve Your Smartphone Photography[…]
Live streams are a very hot topic right now. People want content to be instantly available. Services such as Periscope, Facebook Live, YouTube Live Streams and Twitch are extremely popular and their user base is growing rapidly. Other social platforms or apps including Instagram, Snapchat and Messenger are also heavily focussed on live broadcasts. Live content Read more about How to facilitate an online discussion during a live stream[…]
Presentations created using PowerPoint have been a large part of the business world for the past 20 years. A presentation is a speech that’s meant to inform, persuade or build good relationships; the slides that appear behind the speaker are there to compliment their words. The concept of presenting in this style is here to stay, but why do traditionally styled presentations seem so boring these days?
On the 25th and 26th of February 2015, Communities 2.0 hosted a conference about Digital Inclusion and Participation Cymru went along to find out more. Here are our thoughts about the significance and role of digital inclusion for the future of participation in Wales. It is quite astonishing to think about how far technology has Read more about Digital inclusion and the future of e-participation[…]
We held regional participation network events this month in Rhyl, Newport and Carmarthen. At the network events we explored several free digital tools that can be used for engagement. A wide variety of organisations attended and shared a lot of interesting ideas. Here is the list of websites and free digital tools that we discussed: Read more about Free digital tools for engagement and participation network update[…]
This blog post is going to look at some mobile and tablet apps that could be useful for anyone working in the field citizen engagement or participation. Mind Tools (iTunes and Android) Description: Learn more than 100 management, business and personal productivity skills from the MindTools.com toolkit. Build useful skills whenever you have a spare Read more about Mobile apps for public engagement practitioners[…]
Participation is such a big concept, the scale of it is so big it’s almost frightening! It encompasses so much from traditional approaches to involving people and communities in person, to engaging with online communities such as social media. I’m lucky enough to work in a role where I’ve been given lots of freedom to Read more about E-participation and storytelling[…]
Despite being a fluent Welsh speaker, my confidence in using it in work varies. Despite replying to consultations on behalf of Participation Cymru over the last 2 years, it was only last month that I responded in Welsh for the first time. I speak Welsh everyday, but I don’t encounter the language that’s used in Read more about Using Welsh language social media to engage in the public sector[…]