The Facebook group We got Rage Against the Machine to #1, we can get the Lib Dems into office! continues to grow at a remarkable pace. … Read the full post »
For more general advice about online campaigning, see my Online Politics posts.
If there had been a question about prostitution, would David Cameron have talked about how he’d just met a prostitute? … Read the full post »
Unofficial online groups supporting a party or candidate are garnering energy and enthusiasm beyond that which the official presences manage. … Read the full post »
“Drunkard”, “useful idiot” and “dickheads” – all terms from one of the 2006 Italian debates between Prodi and Berlusconi. … Read the full post »
I’ve written previously about my expectation that we’d see a worm grace the stage during the televised party leader debates. … Read the full post »
It’s a common feature of online politics, at the national level at least, for unofficial campaigning to reach wider audiences than official campaigning. … Read the full post »
A ComRes survey of 101 Parliamentary candidates “who are likely to win or retain their seats” has found very heavy use of social media. … Read the full post »
At one level the legal threats by Facebook against the Daily Mail are fairly straight forward: newspaper runs horror story about a firm, firm says story is all wrong and threatens to sue for libel. At another level though this story highlights how much difference there is about correcting a story in the online sphere. … Read the full post »
There are many reasons people have for posting comments on this site or others: because they’ve got something to add to the conversation, because they want to correct an error, because they like taking part in a debate, because they’ve got a question to ask or a myriad of other reasons.
For those seeking public office, … Read the full post »
The Hansard Society has a new report out which asks the public what they want out of politicians and the political system online.
Although many studies have looked at what politicians do or don’t do online, those looking at what the public actually wants are rather rarer. That makes this a particularly welcome report and is … Read the full post »