Steve davies's Blog – January 2011 Archive (3)

Discussion paper : The public service in a Wikileaks world

As a result of putting up posts on this topic I have compiled and added to the three posts in order to provide a discussion paper for people to use as they wish. It has been a bit of a journey.


This purpose of the paper is to explore the work of Wikileaks, the ideas of Julian Assange and identify the implications for the public service.



The impact of social media technologies, the changing expectations of citizens, as well as attempts to reform the…


Added by steve davies on January 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Blocking of social media services

During 2010 a number of posts across a wide range of sites dealt with the blocking of social media services in public service departments. One thing that did strike me was the lack of consistency. Many block Face book, some Twitter and others Yammer for example. While still others are far more open - which is great.


I have been looking at this issue for some time and, like many others, have come to the conclusion that this is yet another indication of risk aversion. In…


Added by steve davies on January 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The public service in a Wikileaks world - Part 3

In my first post on the issues raised by the Wikileaks phenomenon I stated that,


"Taking all that into account it is not a long bow to draw to say that the public service needs to start to consider how it is going to operate in a much more open world. Yes, many would argue we have come a fair way. For example, with the declaration of open government. However, how open is open…


Added by steve davies on January 2, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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