How the (online) general election will be fought?

With a general election in the UK less than a year away, I’m fascinated to see how it will play out online, with digital media and social media at a vastly advanced stage compared to 2005, and with Obama’s ‘social media victory’ still fresh in our minds. As Jon Bernstein points out “remember that when […]

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Ding ding – Rusbridger v. Watson

The Twitterverse was today privy to a debate that, in pre micro-blogging days, might well have taken place behind closed doors. The Guardian’s editor Alan Rusbridger and outspoken Labour MP (and blogger/Twitterer) Tom Watson engaged in a bit of tweeting on the subject of the Guardian’s treatment of Gordon Brown and Rusbridger’s own anti-Labour editorial […]

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Oi Blears! Dont blame the medium

Yesterday on the Guardian website, Hazel Blears sent out a (thinly) veiled criticism of Gordon Brown and, in particular, his recent YouTube video (above), the reception to which has been pretty poor to say the least. Blears comments: “People want to look their politicians in the eyes and get their anger off their chests. We […]

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Digital Britain? No sh*t. Too little, too late

“Our digital networks will be the backbone of our economy in the decades ahead. We know that every aspect of our lives – every school, every hospital, every workplace and even every home – will depend on the services the digital network provides.” Gordon Brown, PM, 29th Jan 2009 What does he expect? Stop stating […]

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