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General Election 2010: Social networking maps the political landscape

General Election 2010: Social networking maps the political landscape

[ 0 ] May 15, 2022

A fascinating insight into the mapping of the political landscape from social networking for the General Election 2010, was posted yesterday by Alterian, a leader in customer engagement technology and solutions. Alterian’s social monitoring tool SM2 measured over 500,000 conversations across different social media platforms which reflected the events surrounding the General Election.

Microsoft TownHall: New social media platform for politicians

Microsoft TownHall: New social media platform for politicians

[ 0 ] April 20, 2022

We’ve noticed the use of social media coming more and more to the fore in this General Election 2010 and now another innovation from Microsoft is the launch of a new social platform especially for politicians, called TownHall.

Labour candidate sacked because of Twitter remarks

Labour candidate sacked because of Twitter remarks

[ 1 ] April 12, 2022

Oh dear, was it plain old naivety or rather more harshly was it stupidity that cost Stuart MacLennan his Labour candidacy for the General Election 2010. Mr. MacLennan, 24, was standing for the Moray constituency in Scotland but has fallen foul of Twitter, using it to make unseemly remarks about other politicians.

Facebook & YouTube General Election digital debates

Facebook & YouTube General Election digital debates

[ 0 ] April 11, 2022

Following the upcoming General Election televised leaders debates, it appears YouTube and Facebook also want a piece of the political action. The use of social media has really come to the fore for the first time in this election and is bringing a whole new audience to politics, which most people would say [...]

Electoral Commission works with Facebook to boost voters

Electoral Commission works with Facebook to boost voters

[ 0 ] April 9, 2022

The Electoral Commission is tying-up with social networking site Facebook in a bid to get more people into the voting booths for the upcoming General Election 2010. During this weekend Facebook users will be asked if they are registered to vote when they visit the site.

 Twitter General Election 2010: Measuring opinion by Tweets

Twitter General Election 2010: Measuring opinion by Tweets

[ 0 ] April 7, 2022

The General Election declared yesterday for May 6 2010 looks set to be more interesting than usual, due to a couple of factors. One being the televised debates of the party leaders, I for one can’t wait for those and think it will bring politics to a whole new audience. The other factor [...]

As General Election 2010 looms, can civil servants cope with social media?

As General Election 2010 looms, can civil servants cope with social media?

[ 0 ] April 5, 2022

With the General Election looming and the ever-growing use of social media in campaigning, along with the growing recognition of its influence, questions are being asked about whether the average civil servant is equipped for the use of social media.

Twitter’s Tweetminster uses Tweets for General Election prediction

[ 0 ] April 2, 2022

For those of you who don’t already know, there is a Twitter political group called Tweetminster. It seems as though the results cast for polls in the world outside of social networking very strongly echo the results of analysis by Tweetminster, with the General Election polls so far predicting a possible hung parliament.