Category Archives: government

Fairness, justice and twitter

Twitter Justice

Tweet There have been countless analyses in past weeks on twitter and various issues surrounding super-injunctions, libelous activities and privacy invasion.  I’m not going to engage in an extended rant about this, but just to summarise my perspective: In spite … Continue reading

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Useful #wikileaks articles

Wikileaks from Wikimedia Commons

Tweet I’ve pulled together a few articles I feel are useful discussions on Wikileaks.  Feel free to add more in comments. * Salon.com: The lawless Wild West attacks Wikileaks – useful summary of global response to pressure from US, in spite … Continue reading

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Wikileaks and how it is perceived

Wikileaks from Wikimedia Commons

Tweet This morning on twitter I launched in to a couple of conversations on the most recent Wikileaks reports, which focused on the publication of confidential communications between world leaders and their staff.  The conversations I pursued were on the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Questions about the Australian election

Tweet In an eerie replay of the UK election a few months back, I’ve had to change very few of these answers to distinguish the Australian electoral result. 1.  Who won the Australian Election? No single party. Not even on … Continue reading

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Australian Election: Unprecedented uncertainty

Tweet Last week an old QUT colleague reminded me that I normally compose a blog post identifying my prediction about major elections and I had not yet done so for the forthcoming Australian election. So this is a response to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Questions about the UK Election [PLUS Answers!]

Tweet 1. Who won the UK Election? No-one. You have to get 326 seats (>50% of available seats) to win government.  The Conservative Party was closest but fell 20 seats short of a majority. 2. Who is the Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Elections, debt and technology: how they interact

Tweet It’s election day here in the UK and I will be spending the evening watching the coverage with two of London’s great ladies, Jemima Gibbons, author of Monkeys with Typewriters, and Mecca Ibrahim (aka Annie Mole) the author of One … Continue reading

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Powerless

Tweet I haven’t been blogging since the return of aircraft to the skies over Europe, partly because the superstitious side of me (yes it is there, however latent) didn’t want to hope too soon about the availability of flights out … Continue reading

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THE digitally engaged MP

Tweet There are precious few MPs in the UK government who are aware of, and actively support digital inclusion and engagement.  But there’s really only one who genuinely engages: Tom Watson.  In his latest act of digital engagement, he has … Continue reading

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Debate 2010 – The Telegraph

Tweet Last night I attended the soft launch of the Telegraph’s new resource for facilitating debate and idea generation, #debate2010. The facility is actually pretty simple, and is based on Salesforce architecture.  The technology itself could do with several useability … Continue reading

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