Top ‘real world’ read-write applications of 2008

There’s a good deal of useful stuff here for anyone with an interest in new conversational applications.

The three that stand out for me are….

The others are worth thinking about though. Mint, for example – in a year when finance-literacy is becoming very relevant indeed – aggregates a lot of personal data very neatly.

And for next year? The same site has a bit of a wishlist….

The next step online for Local Government

Here’s Lichfield DC taking a pioneering interactive approach to communications, using open source tools. Too much there to comment on, but very well worth a look.

Via Dominic

Slugger welcomes David Cameron to Northern Ireland

UK Conservative Party leader David Cameron

UK Conservative Party leader David Cameron

UK Conservative Party leader David Cameron is visiting Northern Ireland this weekend to speak at an Ulster Unionist Party conference. Slugger O’Toole has been crowdsourcing questions for him, and he’s agreed to answer them.

The site’s managers are also encouraging Twitterers to post to a widget on the site.

The widget can be seen on the left hand side of the Slugger site, or in full here.