The room has filled up pretty quick here at the Open University. I have a little tech to hand and am waiting for the Prime Minister David Cameron. (That still sounds weird.) … [Read more...] about Waiting for PM David Cameron #OU_PM
We may never know the Impact social media had in shaping our new rather bewildering government. Maybe it reached a lethargic non-voting population and changed their minds. Perhaps it taught the party campaigners to engage with more mobile tools in order to rally their troops. Maybe all it did was introduce other channels of communication to the mix. All I know is it certainly played a part. … [Read more...] about Politics In The Social Media Playground
I guess I should not be surprised that the leader of a political party should contradict himself. It happens all the time. In the case of David Cameron and his twitter comment though.."Too many twits make a twat.." It doesn't seem that long ago that Mr Cameron was extolling to me the virtues of social media. Listen! I'm not sure how we can believe anything he said in the Audioboo interview when he … [Read more...] about David Cameron On Social Media
Do politicians really understand how to use social media? Those of us versed in these new ways of online communication know that any political figure who can truly and completely adopt social media methods would have a formidable secret weapon in their arsenal. A weapon that would have to be adopted across all the battling parties or they would quickly fall by the wayside. Obama has come the … [Read more...] about Politics and Social Media.