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Facebook and problems of political and social engagement

[ 0 ] June 23, 2021

Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, has recently met up with Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, to help build David Cameron’s Big Society by using Facebook. While Facebook is one of the biggest online media sites to visit, this may be a good way of users getting involved in the world of politics.

General Election 2010: Most ignored story of the campaign -  Philippa Stroud?

General Election 2010: Most ignored story of the campaign - Philippa Stroud?

[ 5 ] May 4, 2022

Now here’s a thing that’s curious to say the least. In this General Election where social media has supposedly been one of the biggest influences on voters, changing the way that people are thinking about political campaigning, isn’t it odd that one of the biggest stories on Twitter at present, has hardly had a mention [...]

General Election 2010: Final leaders' debate

General Election 2010: Final leaders’ debate

[ 2 ] April 28, 2022

The General Election 2010 draws nearer and tomorrow evening (Thursday) sees the final live televised leaders’ debate, this time broadcast on the BBC between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. It will be hosted by David Dimbleby and held this time around in the Midlands.

Facebook's Privacy Settings: Formal notice from U.S. Senators

Facebook’s Privacy Settings: Formal notice from U.S. Senators

[ 0 ] April 28, 2022

In the past Facebook has been criticized over its security settings, but recent changes have improved things a little. However there are still those who feel that the social networking site still needs to make improvements, such as a few U.S. Senators.

Hugo Chavez will start using Twitter

Hugo Chavez will start using Twitter

[ 0 ] April 27, 2022

It looks like social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook are becoming more and more popular among world leaders these days. President Barack Obama has already joined microblogging site Twitter, and apparently has a total of nearly 3.8 million followers.

General Election 2010: Second leaders' debate - How did it go?

General Election 2010: Second leaders’ debate - How did it go?

[ 1 ] April 22, 2022

Tonight saw the second live televised leaders’ debate for the General Election 2010, broadcast on Sky News, and what a debate it was, a far better all around experience than the previous leaders’ debate last week. It all looked better from the off as the set was far less distracting than last week’s 70’s quiz [...]

General Election: Second live leaders' debate on Sky tonight

General Election: Second live leaders’ debate on Sky tonight

[ 6 ] April 22, 2022

Tonight (Thursday) it’s time for the second General Election live leaders debate, this time being televised on Sky News. The debate will be televised between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and followed with another Sky debate about how things went for each of the leaders, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

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.

General Election live TV leaders' debate - tracked by Facebook & Twitter

General Election live TV leaders’ debate - tracked by Facebook & Twitter

[ 4 ] April 15, 2022

Tonight we shall see the first ever live televised leaders’ debate for a General Election. The broadcast will be shown on ITV between 8:30 p.m and 10p.m. and hosted by Alastair Stewart, featuring of course all 3 main party leaders, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

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.

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