Posts Tagged: uk 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

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

Article // Lords: what are they good for?

[Image: yahoo.co.uk. After leaving Labour this year, Lord Alan Sugar is actually a model example of what a peer should be: independent, discerning and fluffy] The House of Lords is the latest victim of Cameron’s determined democracy depletion. Luckily for him,

Article // Lords: what are they good for?

[Image: yahoo.co.uk. After leaving Labour this year, Lord Alan Sugar is actually a model example of what a peer should be: independent, discerning and fluffy] The House of Lords is the latest victim of Cameron’s determined democracy depletion. Luckily for him,

Article // Changing boundaries? That’s crossing the line

[Image: metro.co.uk] Which headline sounds snappier to you? “Top peer’s drug binges with £200 prostitutes” or “Conservatives to change constituency boundaries”? That first one hits the spot, blinding in its saturated vividness, electrifying in its naughtiness, squelching in its juiciness.

Article // Changing boundaries? That’s crossing the line

[Image: metro.co.uk] Which headline sounds snappier to you? “Top peer’s drug binges with £200 prostitutes” or “Conservatives to change constituency boundaries”? That first one hits the spot, blinding in its saturated vividness, electrifying in its naughtiness, squelching in its juiciness.