The Great Debate UK

from Nicholas Wapshott:

Buying into Big Brother

By Nicholas Wapshott
June 12, 2013

Whatever high crimes and misdemeanors the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden may or may not have perpetrated, he has at least in one regard done us all a favor. He has reminded us that we are all victims of unwarranted and inexcusable invasions of privacy by companies who collect our data as they do business with us.

How social media can play a major role in disaster forecasting and recovery

By Guest Contributor
November 22, 2012

–Julian Hunt is Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology and the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre. Joy Pereira is Deputy Director of SEADPRI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The opinions expressed are their own.–

from The Great Debate:

Should we ditch the idea of privacy?

May 11, 2012

The ubiquity of digital gadgets and sensors, the pervasiveness of networks and the benefits of sharing very personal information through social media have led some to argue that privacy as a social norm is changing and becoming an outmoded concept.  In this three-part series Don Tapscott questions this view, arguing that we each need a personal privacy strategy.

First Direct CEO Matt Colebrook answers your questions

By Matt Colebrook
October 4, 2010

– Matt Colebrook is Chief Executive of online bank First Direct. The opinions expressed are his own. –mattcolbrook

Matt Colebrook on the future of banking

By Matt Colebrook
September 21, 2010

– Matt Colebrook is Chief Executive of online bank First Direct. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Twitter Business Centre could expose firms to risk or reward

June 14, 2010

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-Bob Barker is VP of Corporate Marketing and Digital Engagement at Alterian. The opinions expressed are his own.-

UK political parties take mixed approach to social media

By Rachel Gibson
April 22, 2010

RachelGibson- Rachel Gibson is a professor at the Institute for Social Change in the University of Manchester. The opinions expressed are her own. -

TweetTracker shows Nick Clegg most liked

By Paul Afshar
April 12, 2010

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- Paul Afshar is senior account manager at public relations firm Edelman. The opinions expressed are his own. -

The battle for Twitter

By Paul Afshar
April 9, 2010

Paul Afshar- Paul Afshar is senior account manager at public relations firm Edelman. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Old traditions die hard in UK election campaigning

March 29, 2010

number10A study of constituency-level campaign techniques undertaken by Brunel University ahead of a general election expected in early May shows that direct mail is by far the most common method of contact used by politicians to reach potential voters.