Comments on: The 2010 general election and new media http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/20/the-2010-general-election-and-new-media/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jeremy Godfrey, Tamar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/20/the-2010-general-election-and-new-media/comment-page-1/#comment-9517 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:12:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5214#comment-9517 Interesting post Matthew! One area I think will prove critically important is whether the political parties can monitor and understand the sentiment of the election chatter online. They are inherently and by definition control freaks and the fact that they can get feedback from voters above what the research and polling companies can provide them will be seen by them as gold dust.

At Tamar, our first political analysis was jumped on by the Labour Party and they were all over it like a dirty rash, but it did highlight that they are constantly tracking and listening to what is going on online. What this did highlight is that they are using digital channels to be proactive and get their important messages in front of voters, as per your examples, yet they are able to go into defensive mode when they feel that their messages are being diluted and threatened.

Profit-making organisations are waking up to the fact that the consumer now owns the conversation and that brands need to become solipsistic in their approach. If the political parties do not entertain the same approach will this lead to eventual failure to connect with their voters?

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By: The Red Baron http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/20/the-2010-general-election-and-new-media/comment-page-1/#comment-9514 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:16:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5214#comment-9514 Hope Not Hate and U.A.F are the Militia of the Labour Party, supported by Lib/Lab/Con MP’s and funded by Communist Trade Unions to keep the B.N.P out of politics and hold the top spots in politics for the Three-Main Identical Parties.

The sad thing is people actually think the Parties have different views.

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By: Charles Ansome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/20/the-2010-general-election-and-new-media/comment-page-1/#comment-9513 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:25:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5214#comment-9513 Hope not Hate is was set up and is funded by the Labour party to stop people from voting for the BNP. This corrupt Labour party are also not averse to tampering with easily accessable cardboard ballot boxes they introduced.

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By: Henry Elliss, Tamar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/20/the-2010-general-election-and-new-media/comment-page-1/#comment-9512 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:20:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5214#comment-9512 Lots of food for thought here – it’ll be interesting to see how the 3 main parties react to issues when they come up, covering off the “reactive” using Social Media as well as just the proactive.

We did a piece of research in to how well they’re represented on search engines (http://www.tamar.com/thinking/white-pap ers) which will obviously become even more important with the integration of twitter and blog results in the Google results page.

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By: Mark Pack http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/20/the-2010-general-election-and-new-media/comment-page-1/#comment-9511 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 09:15:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5214#comment-9511 I thought Hope Not Hate was a Blue State Digital customer? In which case, shouldn’t the piece declare the connection given it praises Hope Not Hate’s campaigning work so much?

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By: www.londonpatriot.org http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/01/20/the-2010-general-election-and-new-media/comment-page-1/#comment-9509 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 09:04:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=5214#comment-9509 The Labour Party and Hope not Hate are evil twins. As it has become increasingly difficult for Labour to canvass (threats of violence)they have outsourced the work to third parties such as HnH and UAF the unions etc. The idea of HnH is to identify BME voters and tell them their bodily presence in Britain is under threat from the BNP: discourage white Brits from voting BNP or encouraging them not to vote at all telling the electorate as third parties that none are worth voting far.

Who funds and supplies logistics for HnH it is Labour everyone knows it but this article does not mention it. The Conservatives have not grasped that as they work against the BNP they also work against the Conservatives. If Cameronidiot thinks this election is going to be a walk in the park for his party with the amount of BME people in this country now and groups like HnH he is truly an idiot.

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