The Great Debate UK

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


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

TweetTracker shows Nick Clegg most liked

By Paul Afshar
April 12, 2010


- 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. -

from UK News:

Taking Twitter’s political temperature

April 6, 2010

Britain's first live television debates between the leaders of the three mainstream political parties are not the only new feature to add spice to the upcoming general election, which Prime Minister Gordon Brown today announced will be held on May 6.

Rory Cellan-Jones on virtual democracy

March 17, 2010

Direct, real-time communication among politicians and the public through social media platforms is reshaping democracy and the news media, but questions remain about how the fabric of society might change as a result, argued a panel at an event hosted by the BBC on Tuesday evening at Westminster.

One Young World: let’s hear it from the under-25s

February 4, 2010


Amid the ongoing global conversation about the economy, and projections about when — and in which markets — the world might emerge from financial crisis, the collective voice of the 25-and-under age group is hard to hear.

Are publication bans outdated in the Internet era?

January 25, 2010

IMG01299-20100115-2004The debate over freedom of expression and the impact of social networking on democratic rights in the courts is in focus in Canada after a Facebook group became the centre of controversy when it may have violated a publication ban.

from Left field:

Dangers of joining the sporting Twitterati

January 6, 2010

New Zealand All Blacks coach Graham Henry played the part of the befuddled old fogey bemused by modern life and confused by new technology with a certain wry amusement towards the end of his team's European tour late last year.