David Wilcox over at Designing for Civil Society has done an excellent job in putting together a social media glossary. I’m sure this will become a definitive reference source for many people involved in this fascinating and developing topic, and the fcat that it’s available under a Creative Commons licence will promote its widespread use across a plethora of other web sites.
It also stimulated me to think once more about creating a wiki glossary of local government terms. Something I was keen on doing during my previous tenure as Head of Knowledge at the IDeA, but it floundered against a whole raft of other priorities. The observant reader may note there is already a glossary of terms on the IDeA web site, but this in not definitive, and barely keeps up to date with the changing initiatives happening across the public sector. I wonder if there is any interest out there in demystifying some of the jargon used in local gov?
Steve – sounds like a good plan. I’d be happy to be involved.
I’d recommend wikispaces, which David uses for his glossary. I’ve recently moved the LGNewMedia wiki there. It’s simple to use but pretty powerful too.
I’d have thought we could drum up some more support among the IDeA CoPs and forums too…