Comments and online discussion of the #BISscisoc2012 science and society review. The review is going through a number of stages including a September review of expert group action plans, and, in October 2012, an invitation to comment on the vision & objectives for science & society.
In July 2012 BIS launched a consultation on modernising and simplifying consumer law on the supply of goods, services and digital content. As a policy area that affects everyone in the UK, this was a huge task.
I made a New Year’s resolution to be more active on Twitter – properly following and engaging with people (rather than just my geeky @bengoldacre crush) and not be a passive observer dipping in and out.
Colleagues from the Met Office visited BIS to share their experiences of social media and the benefits it brings when handling big news like Hurricane Katia.
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs BIS I don't know about you, but I hate having to work too hard online. I expect to quickly find answers via search, or I browse my preferred social networks or forums for advice.
Today we've just launched the first in our BIS Science and Innovation podcast series - 'From ginger genes to celebrating science marks'.
I really like the way my colleagues in the BIS press office are using Scoop.it!* to curate news coverage that relates to their Science, Research and Innovation desk.
James Devenish has joined the BIS digital team on secondment from the National Measurement Office. Here he gives his reflections on digital strategies and how organisations who have yet to write theirs might get started.
"Twitter, whatever you might think of it, is a massive newswire. Depending on who you’re following."
A round up of online coverage from websites and social media about the National Careers Service, launched 5 April