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Apr 29, 2010
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Ahead in the clouds

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Despite a diem horribilis yesterday and a general consensus that he did not win either of the two TV debates already held, Labour leader Gordon Brown can take some comfort ahead of tonight’s key economy debate that he is a nose ahead of his rivals in the social media sphere.

Alterian analysed over 300,000 conversations in blogs, wikis and social networks between February 26 and April 26 and found that Brown was the candidate who received the most overall mentions and had the most positive feedback.

Dec 18, 2009
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Are we returning to an era of Dickensian Christmases?

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Paths crunching under foot, pink-cheeked children throwing snowballs, trees glistening…..the ideal of a white Christmas is almost close enough to touch (with warm gloves) this year.

Most of us in the UK have grown up with the reality of a dull, grey, mild climate accompanying the Christmas revelry. But if some scientists are right, more of the snowy stuff at yuletide may be nigh.

Sep 1, 2009
via UK News

Should we copy Argentina and broadcast football for free?

Argentina’s cash-strapped government has just laid out a wad of crisp pesos (600 million a year – about US$155 million - to be precise) to pay for the rights to broadcast Argentine league games for nada on TV .

It’s a move that is bound to go down well in the soccer mad nation, but has been roundly criticised for being populist and a waste of state funds.

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