Coming Soon: Local Government “Chatroulette”


LocalGov Digital, the organisation that aims to raise the standards of digital practitioners in local government, is launching an innovative project to give a new perspective on their work – UnMentoring.

Digital workers will be randomly assigned to each other each month in order to have a scheduled Skype conversation. The hope is that these totally random conversations “will breaks silos in a really effective way.” The scheme sounds remarkably similar to ChatRoulette, the chat service which randomly hooks up flashers with webcams around the world…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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