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Kick at the Darkness ’til it Bleeds Daylight

Mistake #11: Mistaking the Enemy
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Leave Out The Kitchen Sink

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Make Someone Squirm

Mistake #13: A focus on data. Over at the OKFN blog, Rufus Pollock expounds on a theme close to my heart: Open Data is a Means not an End. If I’d finished this abecedary last year, that would have been my … Continue reading

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Narrate Your Work

Mistake #14: Working in splendid isolation. Despite the ever-growing number of digital transparency and participation sites, we still don’t really know very much about what we’re doing. Largely this is uncharted territory. People are hacking their way through the dark … Continue reading

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One is the Magic Number

Mistake #15: Needing an Army In all the pitches I’ve heard and all the funding proposals I’ve read, it’s surprisingly rare to hear anyone talk about how many users their site will get. It’s almost as if the only thing … Continue reading

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