On Our radar: From anti-robot rallies to the White House’s Chief Data Scientist / by Mary Jane Edwards

Persuasive technology

Technology and Persuasion (via MIT Technology Review)

Lifting the lid on the quietly persuasive powers of tech all around us.

Data Science

DJ Patil Talks Nerdy To Us (via FiveThirtyEight.com)

Thoughts from the White House’s Chief Data Scientist.

Technology adoption

Convincing Skeptical Employees to Adopt New Technology (via Harvard Business Review)

A range of simple ideas to try to add rocket fuel to your internal tech take-up plans.

Anti-Tech Backlash Could Be Coming Soon To A City Near You (via TechCrunch)

Put. The. Google. Glass. Down.

Digital democracy

Budget heralds digital step-change for councils (via PublicTechnology.net)

Andrew Hawkins outlines some of the challenges ahead in progressing the local digital agenda.

Digital fundraising

5 Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Crowdfunding Trends for 2015 (via Fundraising Success)

One thing that became clear to us in 2014 is that we live in a peer-to-peer world.

Marie Curie’s Claire Hazle on the charity’s digital strategy (via Charity Digital News)

Nice interview with @clairerosehazle on how the terminal illness support charity devised and launched their digital transformation plan.