UK Gov Getting into the Web…?!
Last week I posted about An Example Netvibes Dashboard for the Digital Britain Interim Report on WriteToReply on Actually…, the WriteToReply blog.
It seems that there’s also an official (?) Digital Britain Pageflakes dashboard too (nice to see some WTR feeds make it on there;-):
And it seems that the Cabinet Office are also using Netvibes, along with a whole host of feed powered goodness on a public dashboard being used to support the Open Source, Open Standards and Re–Use: Government Action Plan:
Here’s how it’s described:
To help bring together the online debate around this Action Plan, we’ve set up a public page which contains links to blog posts, news stories and tweets about UK government, open source and open standards. If you write about this online, please use the tag #ukgovOSS to help us find your comment.
Although the ukgovOSS Action Plan was only published yesterday, we’ve already re-published it on WriteToReply: WriteToReply: Open Source, Open Standards and Re–Use: Government Action Plan., which means there’s lots of lovely feed goodness, an e-book version of the Action Plan, and so on.
I also popped up a quick Netvibes demo tab:
This includes a full feed (via a feed reverser pipe) of the document content – so you can read it within the Netvibes context:
along with separate section level comment feeds pulled in from the WriteToReply website.
As soon as we’ve settled on some “tab patterns”, we’ll start publishing tabs to an official WriteToReply Netvibes page.
We’ve also started talking to the Cabinet Office folks about how we can work with them as part of their outreach site.
One possible way forward is for us to syndicate comments, possibly directly to the Cabinet Office Netvibes page. We already have a sort of precedent for this – WriteToReply comments on the Digital Britain Interim Report are being syndicated on the official Have Your Say: Digital Britain website:
Not bad progress for a couple of weeks worth, methinks?!