from Davos Notebook:

Davos: Can social media make a difference?

January 24, 2011

The Davos meeting organisers have made a huge push into social media this year. From interviews on Facebook to geo-location services using Foursquare, it’s an impressive use of social media tools to bring the closed-shop that is the WEF to the masses.

from The Great Debate UK:

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. -

from The Great Debate UK:

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.

from The Great Debate UK:

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.

Election TV debates or social media to have biggest impact?

March 4, 2010

There are at least two new factors in the coming election — the first-ever televised prime ministerial debates and the first full-on deployment of social media during a British election (Facebook was a year old, YouTube had just started and Twitter didn’t even exist back in 2005).

from Mark Jones:

Is social media killing the election poster?

February 23, 2010

Billboard political advertising is a mainstay of election campaigns the world over. A generation ago, the 'Labour isn't working' poster was credited by Conservative party Treasurer Lord Thorneycroft with winning the 1979 election for Margaret Thatcher. But might the advent of social media mean that its days are now numbered?

from The Great Debate UK:

Send your questions to Alistair Darling

By Reuters Staff
October 20, 2009

darlingDo you have a question you would like to ask Chancellor Alistair Darling? Now is your chance.

from Mark Jones:

Towards the web 2.0 interview

July 16, 2009

On Monday, Reuters arranged for UK Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to be interviewed live by the social web.