Smart Meter Programme’s Digital Activity Waste


It’s becoming increasingly clear that the government’s smart meter agenda is on track be the biggest IT money drain yet. Techno Guido is just scratching the surface, but bundles of money is being spent on ‘Smart Energy GB’, the organisation set up to peddle the scheme.

Smart Energy GB has been under pressure to explain exactly where the £1,224,084 it has put aside this year for “Digital Activity” is being spent, but after exhaustive research TG thinks he has got to the bottom of things. It appears their lavishly funded digital activity department have managed to register THREE twitter accounts:

smart meter tweets

 Bung them another million and they might start tweeting from them…

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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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