Personal blogging by Steph Gray, former digital agency founder and erstwhile bureaucrat


Infographic: Should I Post This Update?

April 13, 2012

The Teacampers were on good form (and vast numbers) yesterday, to discuss the vexed question of social media guidance for civil servants which the GDS Digital Engagement team are currently drafting. It’s to their great credit that Emer, Lou, Jane and colleagues are developing the guidance in the open, in consultation with those inside and…

How much is too much?

July 24, 2009

Photo credit: – Nolly on Flickr Pretty much anyone who uses social media will tell you that experience is the best teacher. You can’t be taught to be human, empathetic, helpful and interesting by following rules or attending a training course. Get people started, immerse them in the tools, and they’ll blossom into social media…

What standards and legal requirements do government websites need to take account of?

May 26, 2009

As well as the questions on social media that Neil asked of his recent interviewees, he also grilled them on some of the practical issues of being a jobbing government webby (something he has also covered brilliantly recently). One particular question – to which we didn’t really hear a corking answer from any of the…