revival of the Smith St traders’ association

revival of the Smith St traders’ association

In 2008, the then Business on Smith St (BOSS) traders’ association received a $6000 grant from the City of Yarra to build a website to promote itself and the members it claimed to represent. The website proved to be a clusterfuck of incompetence when it was published a year later, and it was soon abandoned although it remains live.…

Fitzroyalty is now location aware

Fitzroyalty is now location aware

I wrote only a few days ago that my 5 year dream to make Fitzroyalty a location aware site was still unrealised. This initiated a Twitter conversation with fellow blogger and WordPress enthusiast Phil Lees, author of The Last Appetite, and he quickly created one of the missing links I had described – software to allow location aware devices to dynamically interact with geotagged content.…

a review of Melbourne local government online communications

a review of Melbourne local government online communications

In 2009 I reviewed and compared all the inner metropolitan Melbourne local government websites. I’m now going to do the same for the broader online presences for the same local governments. Some have replaced their websites in this time, and most demonstrate that they are investing more in trying to communicate with the people they represent.…