Category Archives: Politics

Article // Newspapers versus Facebook Comments: FIGHT

For centuries, newspaper owners and editors have been able to craft public opinion with just a massive headline font and a terrible pun, their authority left undoubted. But in the glorious blinding dawn of social media, when official Facebook Pages

Article // Newspapers versus Facebook Comments: FIGHT

For centuries, newspaper owners and editors have been able to craft public opinion with just a massive headline font and a terrible pun, their authority left undoubted. But in the glorious blinding dawn of social media, when official Facebook Pages

Article // #SHEvotes for Hey Girl Magazine

Read the full blog post here: heygirlmagazine.com/shevotes Word on the grapevine is young women are the least likely to vote. Luckily, the #SHEvotes campaign has launched to flip this statistic upside down, and help young women see how mega powerful they

Article // #SHEvotes for Hey Girl Magazine

Read the full blog post here: heygirlmagazine.com/shevotes Word on the grapevine is young women are the least likely to vote. Luckily, the #SHEvotes campaign has launched to flip this statistic upside down, and help young women see how mega powerful they

Anti-Social Media Behaviour: the Online Abuse of Labour MPs

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Bullying Labour MPs on Twitter is the latest in a tedious trend of anti-social media behaviour I work in social media, scurrying through the virtual corridors of Twitter everyday, and I see a lorra lorra

Anti-Social Media Behaviour: the Online Abuse of Labour MPs

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Bullying Labour MPs on Twitter is the latest in a tedious trend of anti-social media behaviour I work in social media, scurrying through the virtual corridors of Twitter everyday, and I see a lorra lorra

Article // Social media & democracy, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

A touch-screen smartphone and a top made of zips. Folks, we’re in the future. Image courtesy of Billy Farrell/bfanyc.com/Rex and The Guardian There are myriad aspects of democratic process that can be more slickly streamlined, so let’s start right at the very beginning: step

Article // Social media & democracy, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

A touch-screen smartphone and a top made of zips. Folks, we’re in the future. Image courtesy of Billy Farrell/bfanyc.com/Rex and The Guardian There are myriad aspects of democratic process that can be more slickly streamlined, so let’s start right at the very beginning: step

Article // Registering to vote: it’s what all the cool kids are doing

Image: Your Vote Matters Good morning; this is the news at 14.19pm. As you may have heard from the big bad mainstream media, the electoral register is in a state of metamorphosis (the biggest change in voter registration in almost 100

Article // Registering to vote: it’s what all the cool kids are doing

Image: Your Vote Matters Good morning; this is the news at 14.19pm. As you may have heard from the big bad mainstream media, the electoral register is in a state of metamorphosis (the biggest change in voter registration in almost 100

Article // How to disagree: show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

It’s lovely when you agree with people, isn’t it? Friendships blossom over a mutual love for Alan Partridge, 1960s French pop songs and glitter. There’s no denying that agreeing is a surefire way to make someone like you without having

Article // How to disagree: show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

It’s lovely when you agree with people, isn’t it? Friendships blossom over a mutual love for Alan Partridge, 1960s French pop songs and glitter. There’s no denying that agreeing is a surefire way to make someone like you without having

Aside // Don’t ask me about the House of Lords

Peers got their glad rags on for the Queen’s Speech in May 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BEN STANSALL ‘Democracy’ is a downright classy word, isn’t it? The letters look gold-plated and glossy, proudly flaunting their noble Greek ancestry. That

Aside // Don’t ask me about the House of Lords

Peers got their glad rags on for the Queen’s Speech in May 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BEN STANSALL ‘Democracy’ is a downright classy word, isn’t it? The letters look gold-plated and glossy, proudly flaunting their noble Greek ancestry. That